“Instantly Southern” is a new cookbook of recipes for Southern dishes that can be made in an Instant Pot or other multicooker. Author Sheri Castle focuses on teaching how to build flavors by using time-honored techniques.
Celebrity chef Carla Hall headlines this year’s TerraVita food festival in Chapel Hill. Hall’s new cookbook is “Carla Hall’s Soul Food.” She was co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” which ended shortly after co-host Mario Batali was fired.
Vivian Howard’s PBS cooking show “A Chef’s Life” is ending after five seasons. The acclaimed Southern chef will produce a new food show premiering next year. Howard is raising money for victims of Hurricane Florence.
A reader asked CuriousNC to investigate the origins of town names in the Outer Banks, specifically Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Ocracoke. Here are the legends and true stories behind the names of the vacation towns.
Singer Jordan Davis struggled in Nashville for years, but the country star is having a great 2018, from a hit song, “Singles You Up,” to his debut album, “Home State.” He will open for Kip Moore at The Ritz Oct. 18.
Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists, will have an exhibit at NC Museum of Art that places her alongside contemporary artists, including Negar Ahkami, Britny Wainwright and Cynthia Daignault.
Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill announces the third chef at the restaurant: Asheville chef Justin Burdett. He replaces chef Bill Smith, who took over from founder Bill Neal. Both helped elevate Southern cooking to the national dining radar.
ABC11 will retain exclusive broadcast rights to air the 2018 downtown Raleigh Christmas Parade. WTVD won the rights in 2017 from rival WRAL, who held rights for 43 years. WRAL will also air the parade.
Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, NC, is known for Southern dishes like shrimp and grits and Atlantic Beach Pie. The owner is selling the restaurant to bartender Gary Crunkleton, and chef Bill Smith is taking on a new role.
North Carolina singers on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice”: Kameron Marlowe of Kannapolis (Team Blake), and Mikele Buck of Greenville, NC (Team Kelly), Caeland Garner of Coleridge. Duke grad Wyatt Rivers on Comeback Stage.
Meal kits are a $2.5 billion business and growing, and Triangle grocers are working to fill the void. Unlike the kits delivered directly to your door, or those that may require a subscription, these can be picked up from a store.