The Chaplin and The Shepherd

All About Apples

Oct 30, 2017 Gina Stephens
What’s better than apple picking at a local orchard on a sunny fall day? Relaxing with a cozy apple-infused cocktail on a cold or dreary one. We asked local distillers to share their favorite apple-inspired […]


Oct 4, 2017 Caitlin Harrison
Prost! This year marks the 184th Oktoberfest celebration. Officially, Oktoberfest takes place in Munich and draws in more than six million people each year for 16 days. Celebrations are modeled after the festival all over the […]
December 2016 / January 2017

Sweet & Savory

Dec 14, 2016 Paige Luck
Arriving at the market before pumpkins, butternut squash signals the fall and winter. Butternut squash is a member of the winter squash family with a long shelf life; they can sit on your counter for […]
no recipes required
December 2016 / January 2017

The Return of No Recipes Required

Dec 7, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Several issues ago Chef Nunzio Scordo of Driftwood Southern Kitchen and Farina showed us that you can craft delicious home cooked meals from what’s already in your fridge and pantry. Two of our readers, Oriana […]
Feature Stories

Just Add Cheese

Nov 1, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Many of us look forward to Thanksgiving all year long, and revel in the traditional family dishes: roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, dressing, wild rice, and many others. But every now and then it’s fun to […]
Winning Big

Winning Big

Mar 2, 2016 Kevin Flinn
One sandwich and a bunch of Raleigh food memories gave Fanny Slater her first cookbook Raleigh native and cookbook author Fanny Slater easily traces her love of food to growing up in the City of Oaks. “I’ll […]
Beets recipe

Rooting for Beets

Sep 24, 2015 Kate Turgeon Watson
Remember when a beet’s main destination was a wide-mouth Mason jar? Pickled beets will always have their place with those who can. But the root vegetable wants more . . . like plates. And glassware. […]