August 21, 2014

Mama’s Tea

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by Jefferson Currie My mama, Jerri, doesn’t really like ice tea much (I know that most spell it iced tea, but with that d and t next to each other, that’s not really what it sounds like), and I realize that to some southerners that is a kind of sacrilege, so it always struck me as a loving gesture that she would make a new batch for her family every time the pitcher in the refrigerator ran low. I like ice tea, but I … [Read more...]

Burns Day: A Time to Celebrate Scottish Food Traditions in North Carolina

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by Ray Linville Where in North Carolina is Scottish food celebrated, and when can you find authentic Scottish food in our state? Travel no farther than to the multi-county Sandhills where many residents still celebrate Scottish heritage, particularly today – known to many as Burns Day in honor of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns on this day in 1759. As described in Transatlantic Scots, a recent study … [Read more...]