July 22, 2014

About Matt Lardie

Matt Lardie says: I'm Matt. I love food. I love to grow it, cook it, eat it, learn about it, write about it, and talk about it. I believe that there are few things more important in life than what we put into our bodies. I believe food should be healthy for body, mind, and planet.

Matt, we get it! Matthew Lardie loves food! Check out his GreenEatsBlog.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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French Broad Chocolates is part of the exploding craft food movement that reminds us of an overlooked aspect of US material culture – the long tradition of artisan food production. Thank you, Matt, for driving west and sharing your experience. by Matt Lardie This past January I shot up to Asheville to be a guest judge for the first round of the 2013 North Carolina Competition Dining Series, and while I was … [Read more...]

Coconut Cake – North Carolina Heritage Recipes Project, #1

Nancie McDermott's family Coconut Cake

by Matt Lardie Your mother's spaghetti and meatballs. Uncle Joe's famous chili. Grandma's pecan pie. Heirloom recipes are memories as much as they are a set of instructions. They can transport us to another time and place. Treasured recipes passed down from generation to generation almost become members of our families; they tell our stories as well as any biography. The North Carolina Heirloom Recipe Project … [Read more...]

Asian Greens at the Market

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Trend: Asian Veggies at North Carolina Farmers’ Markets This spring you might notice a few new faces at your local farmers’ market. Sure you’ll see spinach, arugula, eggs, and asparagus, but tucked in between these market mainstays you might also notice bok choy, yu choy, tatsoi, mizuna, even Japanese eggplant. These Asian varieties have begun to take center stage and are turning thousands of local eaters on to … [Read more...]

Moravian Cookies

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Here's part two of our peek inside just one of our NC communities rich in tasty traditions. We hope your holidays are filled with sugar and spice and all things nice! Best, Joy & Deborah ___________________________________________ Moravian Cookies by Matthew Lardie Chances are you’ve tasted, or at least seen, the thin, ginger-snap-like cookies that show up in stores each holiday season. Moravian … [Read more...]