Category: Food & Drink

Nose so bright

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Missy McLamb Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Who hasn’t empathized with that fabled creature of holiday lore at one point or another? Whether you were teased by the Dashers and Dancers of the playground or weren’t allowed to…

Chocolatier Gabriela Miu Kropaczek

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Ray Black III The holidays are a time to indulge. Local chocolatier Gabriela Miu Kropaczek counts on it. Her company, Avenue des Chocolats, specializes in European-style bonbons with ganache centers that Kropaczek makes by hand. Born in…

Neighborhood meal-share

“We definitely look after each other – for food and for life events.” –Amanda Gaddy, member and co-founder of a neighborhood meal-share group by Jessie Ammons photograph by Jill Knight A group of friends and neighbors in east Raleigh has been sharing meals…

A punchy gathering

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs Holidays have always been an interesting time in my family’s household. My father embraces the months of November and December with the goofy spirit of a thousand Clark Griswolds, my aunts call with fierce interrogations…

Turkey touchdowns

Confessions of a food-obsessed family by Fanny Slater photographs by Casey Toth My family doesn’t care for sports. Let me rephrase. My immediate family doesn’t care for sports. My 89-year-old grandmother puts a dollar in a jar every time the Mets win,…

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