Category: Food & Drink

Frozen

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Nick Pironio Here’s what you need for perfect frozen margaritas: A summer evening, a setting sun, a charcoal grill, and a few partners in crime. The rest is as simple as 3-2-1. Three parts tequila, two parts…

Que Viva Pasto!

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio If you ever have the chance to go to a Colombian wedding, I suggest you do whatever necessary to make it happen. And if that wedding coincides with the Colombian celebration of Carnaval…prepare yourself….

The mushroom gamble

Foraging for wild fungi in Raleigh by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Sam just took off running. We’re far off the trail in the woods of Raleigh, and my guide, Sam Bradford, chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, has abandoned me. He’s…

Stanbury’s “Rosemaria”

“I needed a fall/winter cocktail, and didn’t want to go the obvious whiskey route,” says Stanbury’s Andrew Shepherd.  “Apples, ginger, and rosemary go so well with one another, so why not some aged tequila, too?”  The unexpected garnish of a…

Roots

by Kaitlyn Goalen Root vegetables are some of the best cooking muses round. Unlike tomatoes or strawberries, which are beautiful and require minimal effort in the pursuit of something delicious, turnips, rutabagas and their kin force us to get creative. This…

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