October 30, 2014

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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by Matt Lardie 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. ~ Deborah Miller, NC Food editor. This past January I shot up to Asheville to be a guest judge for the first round of the 2013 North Carolina Competition … [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...]

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...]