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Counting House Restaurant and Executive Chef Josh Munchel to Host Ashley Christensen Dinner and Book Signing

This Thursday, September 22 at 7pm, 21 C  Museum Hotel and Counting House restaurant Chef Josh Munchel, will host a dinner and book signing in celebration of the release of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner, a cookbook by chef Ashley Christensen. James Beard winner Ashley Christensen began her dining and beverage legacy with Poole’s Diner and continues to lead the Raleigh dining scene with … Continue reading Counting House Restaurant and Executive Chef Josh Munchel to Host Ashley Christensen Dinner and Book Signing

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Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”

As I think you have come to understand, I LOVE PORK!! As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network it was exciting to learn our December challenge was to create a holiday appetizer or side. The challenge was an open canvas to creativity as we could use any cut of pork, and create any appetizer/side we wanted. I have an intense love affair with Thai food … Continue reading Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”

Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!

This month on My Carolina Today I had the awesome opportunity to chat about some of my favorite cookbooks. Written by local food writers and authors, not to mention friends of mine, these are great holiday gifts for your friends and family. To watch the  “Great Gifts for the Chef in Your Life” clip, go here I’d like to thank the authors and UNC Press … Continue reading Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!

Yes, We Can! All Day Canning Jubilee at Whisk, May 17th

Contests, Free Demos, Class with Pickles and Preserves author, Andrea Weigl, and more… Whisk is hosting a daylong canning jubilee on Saturday, May 17th in the Cary kitchen store, located in Waverly Place shopping center. The event is a celebration of how and why we continue to can our food in the 21st century! Interest in home canning is resurging and Whisk is dedicating an … Continue reading Yes, We Can! All Day Canning Jubilee at Whisk, May 17th

Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese by Shane Kearns

Grilled cheese: one of America’s favorite comfort foods. Warm, melty, and delicious, it’s just what the doctor ordered on a bad day or when you’re in a funk. But it’s not exactly exciting, is it? Well, Shane Kearns is out to change that. His book, Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese turns the staid grilled cheese sandwich into a canvas for inventive eats. From … Continue reading Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese by Shane Kearns

Food Lovers’ Guide to Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill is out!

Finally, after months of hard work and many more months of waiting, I’m so excited to announce that Food Lovers’ Guide to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is available! Trying to fit all the goodness of the Triangle’s many restaurants, food trucks and more into one book is a daunting but delicious task! The book is full of great information for visitors looking to enjoy … Continue reading Food Lovers’ Guide to Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill is out!

A Thanksgiving Toast to Eugene Walter

By Jill Warren Lucas Eugene Walter never needed to use a holiday as excuse to lift a glass, but the celebrated bon vivant from Mobile, Ala., did have some sage advice for how to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. “There is a way to get to those souls who’ve had it with the usual turkey dinner,” Walter writes in “Turkey Tattle and Dressing Dope,” one of … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Toast to Eugene Walter