Category: Food & Drink

Have a figgy Christmas

by Dean McCord As we approach Christmas, weary of the incessant blares from the TV, newspaper, radio, and the gazillion catalogs to buy, Buy, BUY, I return to the old clichés: “It’s better to give than to receive,” or “Christmas…

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:…

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