Lifestyles: Food

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Enjoy shrimp – fresh-caught off our coast

At a young age I didn't like shrimp very much. Fortunately my Mom didn't either, so I didn't hear the dreaded: "You can't leave the dinner table until you clean your plate."

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

Cool and dreamy culinary options

Well, it’s that time of year again: the sweltering, moist, and thoroughly unpleasant circle of heck that is summer in North Carolina.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Durham Restaurant Inspections

Week of June 8 - June 14

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Ziti for my sweetie

Your great-great aunt Eugenia passes away.  The funeral is in the hometown of this 86-year-old genteel lady; Burlington, North Carolina.

Your great-great aunt Carmelita passes away.  The funeral is in the hometown of this 86-year-old gentlewoman; Burlington, New Jersey.

At each funeral, you can be certain of a few things. 

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

Just spill, already

Bless her heart, the poor thing.


     There wasn’t a whole lot else on this afternoon, so I was watching Food Network, like I do.  There’s an actress, Haylie Duff, with a popular food blog who has a new show, called “Real Girl’s Kitchen.”

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Durham Restaurant Inspections

Week of May 31 - June 7

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

Food Buzz: American Meltdown to open shop in Southpoint, Tour de Fat

Local food truck American Meltdown will be opening up a shop within the food court at The Streets at Southpoint this fall.

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

A variation on Slate’s banana bread

Award-winning English food writer, journalist and broadcaster Nigel Slate shared his recipe for Chocolate Muscovado Banana Cake in's new cookbook "Genius Recipes." The moment I saw the picture of Nigel's "cake" I was hooked. I could almost smell the aroma of it baking and I wanted to taste that "cake" now.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Food Buzz: Mateo restaurateurs to open Italian place

Italian restaurant Mothers and Sons is set to open downtown this fall. Matt Kelly and Josh Decarolis of Mateo Tapas are behind the Trattoria, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

Durham Restaurant Inspections

Week of May 19-25

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

Good hare day

Once upon a time, there was a very big bunny.  He lived at a little brick grocery store in a magical village named the Bull City.  Everyone in the village knew and loved the very big bunny.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Restaurant Inspections

Durham restaurant inspections, week of May 18-24:


Amante Pizza, 6209 Falconbridge Road, Chapel Hill, 95.5

Azteca Grill, 1929 Chapel Hill Road, 97.5

Benetis, 5410 Q N.C. 55, 98

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

Former Piedmont chef plans barbecue restaurant

Former Piedmont chef plans barbecue restaurant

Ben Adams, former chef at Piedmont, is planning to open a barbecue restaurant in Durham.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Spilling the vanilla beans

   Due to the insanely intensive labor during all phases of production, it’s the second most expensive spice in the world.  The plant only blooms for a few hours which is the sole period that pollination’s possible.  Most of the time, it’s done by hand because the one species of bee that can pollinate it is only found in one small spot on the globe. Then the pod must stay on the plant for nine more months.