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Monday, May 19, 2014

Chef Scott Crawford to leave Herons and open two Raleigh restaurants

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Last fall, Chef Hugh Acheson, who is from Atlanta, was in the Triangle to help culinary historian Michael Twitty cook a fundraising meal at Historic Stagville. Acheson and his young daughter stayed overnight at The Umstead Hotel & Spa so they could visit and dine with his good friend, Herons Executive Chef Scott Crawford. Acheson commented at Stagville that Crawford, whose elegantly creativity helped Herons earn a national reputation for exceptional fine dining, would be better known if he plied his craft at a space other than a hotel. “I’m really proud of the work I’ve done, but I...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shake your tree: It's time to pick mulberries in the city

Posted By on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Urban hunter-gatherer alert: The boughs of the mulberry trees are heavy with fruit. And you don't even have to trespass to forage for the delicious berries. While walking to work this morning, I spotted two trees, one accessible, one less so, that are—cliche alert—ripe for the picking. You could fill many baskets from the tree on Vickers Avenue between Cobb and Proctor streets. Technically, it is on the Camelot Academy property but the tree hangs over the sidewalk. There are other places as well, which I blogged about several years ago. Bonus: A huge honeysuckle bush is adjacent to the tree. Harvest...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Good news for the goats and Prodigal Farm

Posted By on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Prodigal Farm in Rougemont is on its way to becoming one of the largest Animal Welfare Approved dairies in the country, thanks to a landowner who saw the INDY story about enterprise, published in March. In addition, Prodigal is still seeking contributions through its Kickstarter campaign  which ends Sunday, May 18. That same day, Prodigal is inviting the public to see the farm, from 1–5 p.m. Kat Spann, co-owner of Prodigal Farm, said in an email that the owner of 260 acres of farmland had bought the property to save it from development, and wants to convert the it from a conventional farming operation...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Learn to cook Turkish dishes, contribute to potluck at the Divan Center

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 2:37 PM

There are plenty of well-known places to take cooking classes in the Triangle. Some are in settings that resemble elite culinary schools or well-appointed sets for TV shows. They routinely attract top-tier chefs and cookbook writers, and charge $40 to well over $100 for registration. Classes taught at the Divan Center in Cary are not so elegant, and they’re not taught by professional cooks. But at $20 a class, including a deliciously authentic meal and lively conversation, it’s a best-kept secret worth spoiling. The Divan Center serves as a cultural hub for Turkish-Americans and others interested in Turkish life....

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vatinet welcomes ‘new baby’ in time for Mother’s Day

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Sunday will be all about Mother’s Day, but you’ll have to excuse La Farm Bakery’s Lionel Vatinet for feeling like a proud papa over the arrival of his much-anticipated baby: a $115,000 Miwe bread baking oven from Germany. The old oven was bought cheap, taken apart in a Colorado bakery and reassembled in Cary, where it has been used to produce extraordinary boules and baguettes for the past 14 years. But Vatinet, author of A Passion for Bread, felt the time was right to acquire what has been dubbed the Rolls Royce of commercial bread-baking ovens. “We can afford it...

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