Lifestyles: Food

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

Give lamb a go

Some folks love it; others can't stand it.
What is it?
By the numbers, few folks like lamb, let alone love it, and over the past 40 years we've come to like it even less.

Sep. 03, 2013 @ 01:03 PM

Gregoria's to reopen on Hillsborough Road

  • Gregoria’s to reopen on Hillsborough
  • Whole Foods to showcase N.C. barbecue sauce
  • Karate International open house

Sep. 03, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

Food chat: Historical epistle edition

She was a hurricane in a brown tank suit.  It was as if a wood nymph and a biker had had a love child.

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 12:34 PM

The skinny on fats

Most medical and nutritional professionals agree: ultra-high protein, low-carbohydrate, high fat weight loss plans not only aren’t healthy, but sometimes trigger health problems.


Aug. 27, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

The first pasta toss

Orecchiette is a small, round, cup-shaped pasta.  It means “little ears” in Italian.  I don’t see it.  I think it looks more like a stocking cap for Hipster Barbie.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

A stuffed egg with a healthy kick -- spicy avocado

When I was growing up, I loved my mom's stuffed eggs. Heck, as a chubby and happy-go-lucky kid, I loved anything filled with mayonnaise.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

Healthier eating doesn't mean cutting comfort

Weight loss is rarely an easy journey and celebrity chef Art Smith knows that first hand.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

The 30-year cookie

Like many other little boys, this one likes action movies, amusement parks and peanut butter cookies.  He always wears baseball caps, and you can divine what he had for lunch by interpreting spots on his T-shirt.  He’s a charming, typical little boy.  Except this little boy is Petey, my 54-year-old husband.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 08:28 AM

Good at the grill

On a recent Saturday afternoon, the rain held off just long enough for a crowd to gather at the West 94th St. Pub in Woodcroft Shopping Center to sample some pretty amazing food from local grill masters while listening to a great set from Plan B Durham Band, all in the name of a good cause.

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 01:49 PM

Fleet Feet coming to Durham

  • New Fleet Feet store for Durham
  • Beer Festival reminder

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

3 fresh takes on the basic boneless chicken breast

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are literally THE white meat of the meat world. They are a great lean protein, quick and easy to prepare, freeze well, and take to just about any flavor or cuisine you care for. But they also can be rather dull. So we've come up with three ways to jazz up this weeknight staple.


Aug. 06, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

The healthy column

Don’t ever go shopping on an empty stomach.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 08:29 AM

Puerto Rican flavors making strides in food world

Some 4 million Puerto Ricans live in the continental U.S. these days. And we have them to thank for making some of my favorite foods — such as mofongo — easier to find.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 08:21 AM

Diet a part of healthy aging

I'm about to celebrate my 66th birthday, which got me thinking about aging and what, in terms of health, my future may hold. I've been fortunate so far, since: I've never undergone surgery; my blood pressure continues to be normal; I only require glasses to read and peer at my computer screen and still have most of my almost gray-free hair.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 08:07 AM

Eastern Durham pasta

When The Kid was home, I made a big batch of pink sauce studded with Italian sausage.  I like Gunnoe’s, but haven’t seen it in stores for years.  Now I buy sausage at Costco.  The sauce calls for about twelve links, but because it came from Costco, I have enough left in my freezer to open my own sandwich stand at the next state fair.