Viewing: Local Dish

Winner, winner pork dinner

By on September 13, 2018

Winners were announced in pork cooking contests held during the 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair. The fair runs through Sept. 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The N.C. Pork Council sponsored Monday night’s contest that asked competitors to

Recipe: Habenero Pepper Jelly

By on August 30, 2018

If you have a home garden or frequent the farmers market then you might notice that peppers are prolific in August. They make a colorful and healthy addition to salads, stir-frys and other dishes. William Ashby of Rural Hall grows

Recipe: Shrimp Lettuce Cups

By on August 23, 2018

  WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Local Dish segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. Summer and seafood seem to go hand-in-hand. According to NC Catch’s seafood

Recipe: simple squash and onions

By on August 9, 2018

It’s that time of year when farmers markets and neighbors with abundant gardens are teeming with fresh yellow squash and zucchini. If you are the type that have shied away from squash because your weren’t quite sure how to prepare

Recipe: Perfect Potato Salad

By on July 12, 2018

For six weeks a year, North Carolina could lay claim to being the potato capital of America. About 16,000 acres of potatoes are grown in Northeastern N.C. annually, producing about 3 million pounds of potatoes. These fresh, white table potatoes

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: 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: 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

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

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: North Carolina nuts

By on March 1, 2018

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes feature North Carolina’s favorite nuts – pecans and peanuts.  North Carolina produced 342 million pounds of peanut in