July 29, 2014

A Honey of a Diner

Cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

By Deborah Miller I hadn’t been to Honey’s in years until last week when I heard that they were on the verge of closing. Now I feel kinda bad about that, especially considering the childhood history I had with the 24-hour diner. Not to mention those middle of the night breakfasts when I was in college. At some point in the late 50’s or early 60’s, my parents decided to invent Family Night.  It was always on a … [Read more...]

Chicharron Gorditas

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By way of introduction, to me and to this post, I should confess something that all of my friends know: I became a folklorist in part because it allows me to eat. Seeking out legendary barbecue places, hole in the wall taquerias, and roadside vendors all falls under the guise of what people in my trade call “fieldwork.”  I’m not a particularly seasoned folklorist, but I’m a practiced eater and a pretty damn good at … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Kitchen, Durham, NC

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Imagine a kitchen that’s not unlike your own, only bigger and better equipped, with a cash box on the counter and a menu on the wall. Imagine the air thick with ginger, cumin and cinnamon. Now imagine a friend—your most hospitable, generous friend—standing before a flotilla of simmering pots, calling out hello as you walk through the door. This, in a nutshell, is the Pomegranate Kitchen experience. Don’t … [Read more...]

Christ the King Moravian Sugar Cake

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From Murphy to Manteo, our state is a ribbon-wrapped highway where almost all roads lead to a tasteful discovery. Sharing the stories behind both well-known and hidden treasures, our NCFood blog invites you along with us on a tasting journey. With the holiday season well upon us, we thought our sweetest gift to you would be to head west on I-40 and check in with just one of many destinations rich in mouthwatering … [Read more...]