Lifestyles: Food

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.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Winning Black Friday

    So Thanksgiving dinner has been served, eaten, and cleaned up.  Most of the relatives have gone home, and you’re reclining, semi-comatose, on the sofa.  Then Aunt Minnie from Altoona begins talking about Christmas shopping, and she Wants.To.Start.Tonight.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

A History of Doughnuts in Durham

Even though Durham awaits its first Krispy Kreme, which will open at 3536 Hillsborough Road, the city has a long history of doughnut shops.

From a doughnut diner chain in the 1950s to the modern doughnuts of Monuts, Julie Thomson spoke at the Durham County library last week about the history of doughnut stores and trends in the area and throughout North Carolina.



Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Dos Perros’ carnitas a la sinaloa

Much like the varieties of pulled pork barbecue in the South, carnitas in Mexico differ by region.

According to Serious Eats, the most recognized version comes from Michoacán, in central Mexico. This style is occasionally made with “warm herbs” like clove, cinnamon or oregano, according to the site.



Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Local cooks win in sweet potato, SPAM contests at N.C. State Fair

During the N.C. State Fair, Special Cooking Contests were held daily for amateur cooks in various categories. Three of the four winners of the “52 Ways to Love Sweet Potatoes” contest held Oct. 18 were from Durham and Pittsboro. The contest was sponsored by the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Durham's Dr. Jelic used to operate on wrestling mats

Dr. Jeffrey Jelic was an All-American when he wrestled for Pitt in the early 1980s.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Nosh’s weekend biscuits and gravy

Ronnie Evans said the biscuits and gravy at Nosh will put you to sleep.

He’s right.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Piedmont's bread for fall

If you’ve eaten brunch on a weekend at Piedmont recently, you’ve probably ordered or thought about ordering the butternut squash bread after seeing it come out to a table: a mound of thick, toasted slices served with a side of butter.
The bread, which almost resembles cake in its richness and density, is one of the most popular brunch items, said pastry chef Jill Lazarus.