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Recipe: Celebrating the blueberry

By on June 14, 2018

Spring may belong to the strawberry, but when it’s summertime in North Carolina we have the blues. Fresh, ripe, NC-grown blueberries play a dual role of being a healthy snack and a part of delicious desserts. North Carolina ranks sixth

Recipe: A trio of crawfish recipes

By on May 31, 2018

Crawfish might sound like a Cajun delicacy, but these delicious shellfish are also harvested here in North Carolina. And it’s ok if you prefer to call them crayfish or crawdads, we know what you mean. This weekend the State Farmers Market

Recipe: Eastern North Carolina Fish Stew in the Slow Cooker

By on May 17, 2018

In 96 recipes, Debbie Moose’s new cookbook, Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast, shows how much our state has to offer when it comes to fresh, delicious, local seafood. Moose’s book shows how to

Recipe: May is NC Beef Month

By on May 10, 2018

Steaks on the grill, beef stew, burgers, pot roast… There are hundreds of ways to celebrate May as N.C. Beef Month.  In North Carolina, there are more than 830,000 cattle, which provide us with a variety of food, leather and

Recipe: Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

By on May 3, 2018

Good news! It’s strawberry season! Farmers markets, grocery stores and pick-your-own fields are finally teeming with red, ripe berries. Unusually cool temps had delayed the season by a few weeks. North Carolina is the third-largest producer of strawberries in the

Recipe: A North Carolina-inspired cheese board

By on April 26, 2018

Nearly a dozen dairies and creameries across the state have perfected the art of cheesemaking, and they encourage visitors to spend an afternoon, weekend or an entire vacation exploring the North Carolina Cheese Trail. Not only do travelers get to

Recipe: Sausage Sliders

By on April 19, 2018

Charlotte-based food blogger Heidi Billotto has launched a series of blog posts about the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. In this month’s blog she explores delicious local pork options found at the market. “The state of North Carolina is one of

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: “Eggs-cellent” egg recipes

By on March 29, 2018

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes featuring eggs. North Carolina farmers produce more than three million eggs per year. The state ranks fourth nationally

Recipe: Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ sauce smoked baby back ribs

By on March 22, 2018

A Got to Be NC barbecue sauce recently received a long-distance accolade.  The Smoking Joint, a BBQ competition team from Australia, was named Grand Champion in the Melbourne Kansas City Barbecue Society festival last month using Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ

Recipe: Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

By on March 15, 2018

Grab your green or get pinched! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Blogger and culinary adventurist Wendy Perry shares the following recipe to help you celebrate. We can’t promise you that it will bring you the luck of the Irish,