January 16, 2017

Starting the New Year with Food (and Politics)

  by Ray Linville   A community can come together on special occasions, such as New Year’s Day. When the “good luck” foods of the South are provided free by elected officials and political candidates, the crowd can swell and create a huge waiting line, just the perfect opportunity for politicians to meet and greet voters and constituents to chat with their … [Read more...]

Home of Collard Sandwich Expands on Soul Food Day

by Ray Linville A collard sandwich is not the typical attraction to establish a regional reputation. But it is for Chef Kenneth Collins and his UPro restaurant in Aberdeen, NC, where he has developed an extensive following of appreciative customers. The star attraction of his business begins with fresh, hand-cut collards. The greens are cooked for an hour with a little fat and a special blend of seasonings and … [Read more...]

Dropping in to Say Happy New Year

by Joy Salyers with help from Deborah Miller [Editors Note:  We thought we'd revisit one of our favorite blog posts Dropping in to Say Happy New Year from December 31, 2012.   We wanted to learn more about the tradition of dropping things to ring in the new year, especially some of those that take place right here in North Carolina. And if you are interested in the ongoing saga of the Brasstown possum drop … [Read more...]