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

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