Lifestyles: Food

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Two recipes from blogger Woodward

The Internet age sure has changed the way we go about finding recipes and connecting to cookbook authors.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 07:20 PM

Porchetta to open Southpoint location

Triangle-based food truck Porchetta will be opening a brick-and-mortar location at the food court in the Streets at Southpoint.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Grain of truth

   I love Big Lots and I cannot lie.


     It’s kind of like Costco.  When we started shopping at that giant warehouse store Petey and I had a terrible time making it out without spending the equivalent of the GDP.  I’d walk those aisles grabbing products right and left.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

A recipe for leftover lamb

    Decades before fat became a bad word and years before he'd become a teenager, my youngest brother, Robert, hated fat. I'd watch him from across the dinner table as he struggled with a dull knife to trim every visible piece of fat from a steak.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

Piedmont Farm Tour dinner

In celebration of the 2015 Piedmont Farm Tour on April 25 and 26, Piedmont restaurant will be hosting a spring dinner on April 16.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Four foods of the apocalypse

To me, the way to tell if something is anything is that it sticks with you.


     A week after seeing a movie, do you find yourself thinking about it?  When you’re standing in line at the gas station are you wondering how the heroine in your book will extract herself from the seemingly inextricable predicament?

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

KoKyu opens new location; True Flavors Catering expands with diner

KoKyu opens new location


KoKyu has expanded its presence from two food trucks, opening a restaurant at 4823 Meadow Drive in Durham.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

Mount Vernon Youth Spend Spring Break on College Tour

Seven Mount Vernon high school students will spend their spring break participating in the “2015 Step to the Future"  Youth College Tour, March 30-April 3.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Some ‘first time’ side dishes

   Last year, when Petey was in the hospital more than he was home, it was a pretty awful time with very few bright points.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

WSJ highlights Durham food scene

In a recent article “6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers,” the Wall Street Journal highlighted five Durham restaurants.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

A club where Groucho’s advice does not apply

Groucho Marx once said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”

Luckily, neither I nor the Durham Co-op is so discriminating.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Shopping brocci-lay

ight now, as I write this, I am pretty darn gruntled.


     We live pretty close to Brier Creek, and the Earth Fare (10341 Moncreiffe Road, Raleigh).  I love shopping there because they have all kinds of interesting items; lots of unusual produce, many different cheeses, and more organic products than I knew existed.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 10:23 AM

Whole Foods hosts Festival for the Planet

Whole Foods Market Durham, at 621 Broad St., will host Festival for the Planet Saturday.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

A low-carb take on pizza

I love pizza.

How long has this affair been going on?

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

Counting House opens at 21c

The restaurant inside the forthcoming 21c art museum and hotel in downtown Durham is now open.