Archive for May, 2012

Rue Cler: TidBit of the Day

| May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments
Rue Cler: TidBit of the Day




No, not the markets in France. In Durham, North Carolina. Another one of my favorites that I feel like everyone should know about: Rue Cler. This French bistro is a favorite for Sunday brunch (their croque madame is lovely), but really, any time of day, this place is consistent. In addition to their amazing fries […]

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Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher




A few weeks ago, I made my bittersweet return to North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains from Burgundy, France.  I feel at home in both of these regions, so I hardly regret leaving one for the other. After my last several-month stint in Dijon though, I’ve started revisiting the writings of fellow Francophiles whose words continuously […]

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Durham Heralds Sol Food!

| May 30, 2012 | 4 Comments
Durham Heralds Sol Food!




Tough to beat local community and local love. Thanks to the Durham Herald-Sun for its lovely feature on the Sol Food Mobile Farm! Can you believe it’s less than a month before these guys take off? Will they be stopping in YOUR community? Sol Food Mobile Farm bringing sol back into environment 18 hrs ago | 607 views | 0  | 5  |  |  By Emily […]

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Basta Pasta: TidBit of the Day

| May 29, 2012 | 6 Comments
Basta Pasta: TidBit of the Day




Growing up in high school, my friend Szu and I were obsessed with all things Japanese. We loved going to sushi restaurants together. In fact, she introduced me to my favorite type of sushi — amaebi, or sweet (raw) shrimp. When Szu told me that she was visiting New York, I knew we had to […]

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Herb Haven: Class Act

| May 25, 2012 | 6 Comments
Herb Haven: Class Act




This is the last of four Class Acts where we highlight four classy acts in food production and sustainability in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. These four were part of a weekend-long, 40-farm Piedmont Farm tour sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association as a way to learn more and celebrate the small family […]

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Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili

| May 24, 2012 | 12 Comments
Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili




A couple weeks ago, I watched, like many others, the HBO documentary on The Weight of the Nation. While there wasn’t anything particularly new in the documentaries, they did a solid job sounding the alarm about the extremely horrific path we are heading on in terms of obesity and health (i.e., half of Americans are […]

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Dame’s Chicken and Waffles: TidBit of the Day

| May 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Dame’s Chicken and Waffles: TidBit of the Day




Have I mentioned Dame’s Chicken and Waffles before? I’m sure I have because I’ve eaten here since they opened. Serving creative and classic chicken and waffles (it’s a Southern thing, I think….), this place is located in downtown Durham and the lines out the door on any day is a strong indicator of its food. […]

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Gummy Candy: Frank Food

| May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gummy Candy: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6052116]

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Wow Bao: TidBit of the Day

| May 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
Wow Bao: TidBit of the Day




There is something so comforting about a steamed bao – the Chinese-styled bun that keeps lovely hidden goodies inside. They can sweet (bean paste) to savory (roast pork and sausage). This cool joint, Wow Bao, in Chicago takes baos to a whole new level. It includes breakfast ones (including eggs and sausage) to lunch/dinner (including […]

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A Polyface Experience

| May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments
A Polyface Experience




Two Saturdays ago, I took a trip to Polyface Farms, the iconic biodynamic 550 acre farm outside of Staunton, VA made famous by Michael Pollan in his Omnivoire’s Dilemma for its farming practicies (mimic nature, environmentally friendly, respect for animals, etc).  It felt appropriate to pay homage to this book and welcome the changing seasons […]

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