Lifestyles: Food

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Dashi’s dashi and miso soup

When planning to open a ramen shop and izakaya in downtown Durham, the word “dashi” came to the minds’ of the founders.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Notes on a spinach salad

When I was first given the opportunity to write this weekly love letter to food and the Bull City, I was completely at sea.  I had all kinds of questions.

Dec. 30, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Moderate diet plans better than rigid restrictions

More people begin exercise programs and weight-loss diets in January than in any other month.

If you already belong to a gym, you know that’s true because right now you can’t see the equipment or exercise instructors for the swirling crowds of new members. You also know that by the end of February, those crowds will have thinned out considerably.

Dec. 30, 2014 @ 08:46 AM

Fee day-o come and I want to eat some

In my daydreams, I’m glamorous and alluring.  Late at night, after an exclusive party, my driver brings me home to my large tastefully decorated apartment in a luxury building in Art Deco City.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

Peking duck: a dish to behold at Juju

The whole duck comes to the table crispy and bronzed, the beak and head still intact, after a little under two hours in an authentic Chinese roaster oven.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Pennies from heaven

I consider myself a pretty good home cook. 

But even if I won the Nobel Prize in brownies, the Pulitzer in meatloaf, or even an Oscar for my green pork chili, my friend Bosco would never let me forget about the cheese straws I made for him.

Dec. 23, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

The Buzz: Bar Virgile opens downtown

Bar Virgile opens downtown

Holiday menus

Dec. 23, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Sharing lessons from many years of Christmas hams

Save the turkey for Thanksgiving. For me, ham means it's Christmas.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Honest-to-goodness free lunch

As much as we love it, our family jokes that the worst first date ever would be lunch consisting only of Costco’s free samples.

We adore nibbling our way through the warehouse and grazing our weight in little bites.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Go nuts? Don’t mind if I do with these recipes

First, let me start by saying that I am cognizant of the fact that neither peanuts nor chickpeas are nuts.

Both are legumes, but they possess a certain nutty quality.  And not just because they think “Jaws 2” was better than the original and sandals with socks are a good look.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Food Buzz

Durham DOUGH

Ninth Street Bakery is currently looking for community-driven project pitches to receive funds on Dec. 20.

Dec. 02, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Gift ideas for seasoned cooks

With the holidays nearly upon us, many people find selecting gifts for folks who cook to be as hard as an oak butcher block, especially if that giftee has been cooking for a while.

Dec. 02, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Gonza Tacos y Tequila expanding to Durham

Latin American restaurant Gonza Tacos y Tequila, which has locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest, will be opening a Durham location at 604 Fernway Ave.

Dec. 02, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Recipe for Mom’s Christmas Cookies

Dear Santa Claus,


     I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written to you.  I think the last thing I asked you for was a Donny Osmond cassette and a Malibu Skipper doll.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

The Boot opens for business

Italian-American restaurant the Boot has opened at 2501 University Drive, according to the restaurant’s social media page.