Category: Food & Drink

Smash it

by Kevin Barrett, Foundation cocktail director It’s summertime in the capital city, and you know what that means: It’s hot. After the winter we had, I’m not complaining about summer heat. I don’t have a lot of meat on my…

Spotlight: Locavores

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Chris Seward, The News & Observer If the abundance of farmers’ markets in our area is any indication, it’s safe to say that eating locally is no longer a trend – it’s here to stay. We’ve…

Raleigh gets saucy

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Chris Fowler Sauce at its best is a culture distilled, the collected spices and secrets of a cuisine and a history. A taste of a hearty ragù or a vinegar sauce with an addictive eastern tang can…

Reliable rhubarb

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Spring is about hedging expectations. The season promises to redeem us from the cold, frost, and boredom of winter produce with fresh greens, young peas, and asparagus spears. But that promise comes with a caveat:…

Fresh starts

by David Holdstock When WALTER asked me to write about my experience juicing and losing 35 pounds as a result, I was perplexed. Why would the magazine want to hear from me, in my own voice? I’m British, and irony…

The romance of chocolate

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the last thing I want is the crowded, stressed-out environment of a completely booked restaurant. I much prefer to cook at home, with or for the object of…

A Raleigh Thanksgiving

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Nick Pironio Until I was a teenager, my Thanksgivings took place in Mexico. My family would retreat to the beach for a vacation that appeared nowhere in the lexicon of turkey, Pilgrims, or pie. The first…

Picnic tapas

photographs by Catherine Nguyen Whether you’re headed to an outdoor concert, a garden party, or just the park, this is prime picnic time. Think beyond cheese plates and PB&Js with this tapas-style grazing menu of recipes from a few of our…

With thanks for good wine

As families across Raleigh gather this month, many will raise a glass to toast the season of thanks. But while we can all use recipes to help plan the meal, how do we pick the wine?  Walter asked two local…

Plucked fresh, blueberries deliver

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark In recent years, the concept of eating seasonally has morphed from a lofty goal to expected practice among food lovers. This is largely a good thing for all of the reasons that you’ve probably already…

Eating well on the way to the beach

text and photographs by Dean McCord I sometimes forget how vast Eastern North Carolina is. Flat sandy farmlands extend for mile after mile, with an occasional small town breaking up the tobacco and soybean fields. I forget how southern the…

Thief at the garden party

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio I asked a friend of mine at the bar recently if he had any travel plans coming up. He’s an adventurous guy who always seems to be going somewhere off the beaten path or just…

Juice: cold, fresh, now

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Lissa Gotwals If you haven’t tried cold-pressed juice, chances are you’ve seen it. It’s the kind of nectar that comes in hues like pond green and beet red and costs as much as a…

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