Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

By Sarah Mausert Details for this fall’s Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival were released at the Blind Pig’s “Eve of the Eighth” dinner in Raleigh earlier this month (more on that dinner in another post). The festival, which focuses on food and drink sustainability, will take place this October from the 18th to the 21st in various locations around Chapel Hill.  It will be … Continue reading Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

This sponsored post is brought to you in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Products for the GOT TO BE NC FESTIVAL. Bloggers throughout NC will feature NCMade products and recipes to highlight the #HomeGrownFare17 As part of the Got to be NC Blogger network I was thrilled to have an opportunity to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Department … Continue reading Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

by Sarah Mausert, with a wee bit from Johanna All of us have heard about the Syrian refugee crisis taking place.  To briefly sum up events, anti-government protests began in March 2011 during the Arab Spring.  The government responded violently to peaceful protests and armed opposition groups began fighting back.  Things continued to escalate to a full civil war and an estimated 470,000 Syrians have … Continue reading Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

It’s a Pepper Festival

My favorite time of the year; End of Summer beginning of Fall and time again for the Abundance NC’s Annual Pepper Festival. One of my favorites!! Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, October 2, 2016! PepperFest is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans. And what a celebration it is. The Pepper … Continue reading It’s a Pepper Festival

For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!

I love to cook with pork in many ways. As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network I was excited to learn our October challenge involved a pork shoulder. The beauty of the shoulder is it’s perfect  for a smoker, crock pot, dutch oven or braising pan. I took the shoulder and rubbed it all over with the Memphis BBQ Rub from the Savory Spice Shop, in … Continue reading For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!

Grilled Pork Chops

I love to grill, especially pork. So as part of the NC Pork Council blogger network I was excited to learn our August challenge involved the grill. With bone-in pork chops in hand and armed with a bottle of Georgia Boys All Purpose BBQ Rub from the Savory Spice Shop in Lafayette Village in Raleigh, I went to work. I  love a quick and simple meal and this … Continue reading Grilled Pork Chops

Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!

Ever noticed those huge wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in the Whole Foods Market cheese department? Come see one of these 85-pound wheels get “cracked” in the cheese section on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m (Durham event is at 2pm) when the Whole Foods Market cheesemongers will simultaneously crack into more than 85-pound wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano company wide. These cheesemongers are true experts, and they … Continue reading Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!