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

Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

By Sarah Mausert For ten years, Farm to Fork has celebrated the relationships between local farms, chefs, and culinary artisans. Taking place the first weekend of June, this year’s event promises to be a tasty tribute to ten years of celebrating farmers and food.  Proceeds will benefit beginning farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the W. C. Breeze Family … Continue reading Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

Durham and Chapel Hill to Host the Fourth Annual TASTE: A Celebration of Food and Drink

by Sarah Mausert This year’s TASTE 2017 is the largest yet with four days of events in Durham starting on April 20, 2017.  Taste is a celebration of the Triangle food scene with more than 50 food and beverage professionals participating, including chefs, brew masters and mixologists.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the East Durham Children’s Initiative. The event kicks off on Thursday, … Continue reading Durham and Chapel Hill to Host the Fourth Annual TASTE: A Celebration of Food and Drink

Celebrate Whole Hog Bbq at Inaugural NC Bbq Revival

In celebration of North Carolinas most revered food, Barbecue,  PICNIC and Green Button Farm are hosting the inaugural Bbq Revival, October 28th – 30th. The idea is to celebrate and honor the tradition of wood-smoked, whole hog Bbq.  The event spans a three day weekend full of great food, educational classes, and culminates with Bbq Church (yes, that’s right) and a Pig Pickin’ on Sunday. Proceeds will … Continue reading Celebrate Whole Hog Bbq at Inaugural NC Bbq Revival

Get Inspired by Peppers at the 9th Annual Pepper Festival

It is the end of the summer season and peppers, sweet and spicy, are in abundance. What better way to celebrate the diversity of the pepper then with a Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel? Best of all, the proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit committed to sustainable fuels and local agriculture. What is Pepper Fest? “Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, … Continue reading Get Inspired by Peppers at the 9th Annual Pepper Festival

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

Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood

Mark your calendars folks, the Durham Co-op Market and Locals Seafood  Oyster Roast is Friday, Nov. 13th. Think super fresh oyster from our very own NC coast, beer and music. What more do you need? They will be serving steamed and raw oysters by the half-dozen, served with lemons or hot sauce! Durham Co-op Market says “Come celebrate our love of local seafood!! We’ll be serving Locals … Continue reading Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood