Lifestyles: Food

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Smallcakes opens in Woodcroft

Cupcake shop Smallcakes opened last week at 4711 Hope Valley Road in the Woodcroft Shopping Center.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

The unjustly maligned lemon

It’s a bum rap.

Calling a faulty piece of machinery a lemon — it’s wrong and unfair.  It’s just blatant anti-lemon propaganda.

 


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Food Buzz: Triangle Restaurant Week

The first of two Triangle Restaurant Weeks will take place in 2015 from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Open letter to me at age 25

Hey Debbie,

 

     So! How’s 1989 going?  I know that you think there’s nothing left to learn, but I’m writing to you from 2015 to stop you from making the same mistakes that this Debbie made.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Food buzz

Kevin Slater, former assistant brewer at Fullsteam, plans to open his new bar The Atomic Fern on Thursday, Jan. 15.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Bending recipes to fit your diet

If you know how, you can bend recipes around to fit whatever diet plan you're on.

     "Sure Don," you murmur, "it's easy for you, a guy who has been writing about diets and creating recipes for more than two decades."


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Stroganoff as Aunt Eliza cooked it

  My very favorite line from the original Star Trek series is, “I’m a doctor, not an escalator!”

     Hilarious, yes, but I kind of know from where Bones was coming.


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.