life list: crock pot soup recipes

48. Find and try ten new crock pot soup recipes. That item on my life list was pretty easy to check off, once I got down to it. The trouble is that soup isn’t very photogenic. But all of these I made, Saturdays or Sundays for football eatin’s, and they were all pretty good. Editor’s…

100 foods in 100 counties: carteret county

Carteret County – Beaufort – Beaufort Grocery Co.: Apple Granny Chicken Sandwich This was some of the best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten, creamy and full of dill and not overrun by celery. Sharp apples, good cheddar, excellent croissant. Would eat again. Frankly, would eat everything on the Beaufort Grocery Co. menu, so I have…

life list: thanksgiving dinner

48. Cook a full Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family (including a turkey in the oven). I had forgotten that this was on my life list until a few weeks ago, but damn if Trav and shep. and Clea and Erin and I didn’t cross it off like a boss yesterday. Recipes I made: Tangy…

eats: the big bowl of cheese

Our State Magazine — which you may know from my attempt to eat my way across North Carolina — published a great piece this week, by Adam Lucas, about a restaurant in Pittsboro that has re-created a dish that is probably only sentimentally edible to a certain population who frequented Chapel Hill sometime before 2007….

100 foods in 100 counties: granville county

Cheese and sausage biscuit at Sunrise Biscuit in Oxford, crossing Granville County off the Our State 100 Foods list. The biscuit was fabulous and I would have eaten half a dozen plain.

life list: 100 foods in 100 counties

58. Eat at every restaurant in Our State magazine’s 100 Foods To Eat In North Carolina’s 100 Counties. Chatham County. Foie gras at Fearrington House Restaurant. I’m not super into goose liver, but the meal as a whole was the best I’ve ever eaten. Plus a bonus carved root vegetable from Halloween. Fearrington’s pumpkins were awesome.

life list: 100 foods, 100 counties

One off the 100 foods list … Hot Dipped Fried Chicken from Keaton’s Barbeque, in Cleveland, NC, Rowan County. I need to go back because I think the chicken suffered from a drive to Augusta, GA, in my trunk, which is not Keaton’s fault. But when they say hot, they mean hot. The spice is…

life list: 100 foods, 100 counties

Though my trip to Hickory was only partially successful — baseball-watching thwarted by a thunderstorm and a dead car battery — I did get to cross off three more counties on my Life List item of eating at all of Our State’s 100 Foods In 100 Counties. From top to bottom: Iredell County: Port-A-Pit BBQ,…

life list: learn to roll sushi

49. Learn to roll sushi. Item 49 on my life list is “Learn to roll sushi”, so when I found a sushi-making class at local gourmet cooking heaving A Southern Season, I bought tickets and took shep. for her birthday. Check that off the list! It was even tasty.

life list: 100 foods in 100 counties

This mini-roadtrip with Mama had three purposes: look at art on barns; hang out with Mama; and eat at a few more places on the Our State list of 100 things in eat in North Carolina’s 100 counties. We hit three in two days, and they were all interesting. From top to bottom, the Hot…