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

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

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”

BREWERS BALL: CELEBRATING TRIANGLE’S FINEST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

On Friday, Nov 20th, the Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host their 1st annual Brewer’s Ball at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) building in downtown Raleigh. The Brewer’s Ball celebrates the Triangles Finest Young Professional of the Year and all the local, young professionals who have chosen to be advocates for CFF this year. (An amazing group of folks who may … Continue reading BREWERS BALL: CELEBRATING TRIANGLE’S FINEST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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!