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Re: “Durham Spots Like Roy's Kountry Kitchen Are the Enduring Soul of a Wildly Developing City

Is Blue Coffee still trying to come back? Northgate has emerged as an option for entrepreneurs...

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Posted by Lindsey 1 on 02/09/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Durham Spots Like Roy's Kountry Kitchen Are the Enduring Soul of a Wildly Developing City

What a fantastic article!!!
Kudos to the staff at Roy's Kuntry Kitchen! Whenever my daughter and I are in town, we look forward to having Saturday morning breakfast at "the restaurant." It's wonderful having a staple in the community that embraces you with such hospitality. Although the salmon cakes, biscuits and fruit punch are my fav, this article has expanded my palette to consider trying the Obama drink on my next visit. Not sure if the fruit punch has a name..maybe you all could consider calling it Kasey Juice!
Annapolis, MD

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Posted by Lishabobby on 02/08/2017 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Durham Spots Like Roy's Kountry Kitchen Are the Enduring Soul of a Wildly Developing City

Luv this spot! Sending luv to the crew at Roy's from Houston.

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Posted by Shandra MyTime Robertson on 02/08/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Durham Spots Like Roy's Kountry Kitchen Are the Enduring Soul of a Wildly Developing City

Thank you Indy Week we truly appreciate you all, y'all come back and see us soon ya hear lol

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Posted by Kyle Jeffers on 02/08/2017 at 10:03 AM
Posted by Max Jeffers on 02/08/2017 at 9:53 AM
Posted by Eric Ginsburg on 01/27/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “A Food Truck Adventure: How Sara Lee’s Bread Became Vivian Howard’s Butter

I can only imagine how tiring this trip would be, but what an adventure and novel book tour! Rock on!
Susie from Indianapolis.

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Posted by Susie from Indianapolis on 01/12/2017 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

Tony c. Where did you get your pamphlets from. I am in Wilmington

Posted by thepaintedlady on 01/01/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “As the Nation Feasted on Southern Food Fads, We Held Down Our Diverse Roots

Nancy! This is you ! Thanks for the many many many ...down home meals you shared with me !! Since 1973 wow

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Posted by LM on 12/29/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “A New Local Cookbook, Southern Breads, Celebrates a Storied Southern Staple

Using a stand mixer, whisk for about 10 minutes or until Swiss meringue is firm and bowl feels cool. best panini press

Posted by jadegraham on 12/08/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Despite Urban Sprawl and Industry, a Durham Family Collard Farm Lives On

I love collards. My friends and family tell me I cook the best they've ever eaten. I got that from my grandmother. One thing I've added to the preparation sorta goes with the best collards have been hit by frost. I don't wait for the frost; instead, I clean them really good, cut them into big chunks, bag them in one of those 2.5 gallon freezer bags, squish all the air out of the bag, and freeze them overnight. They have to be defrosted the next day, or they'll turn to mush. Why freeze them? It's science. Collards have a thick, sturdy cell wall, and the freezing tenderizes them. The cooking takes less time, and that means your house doesn't get so smelly. Long-cooked collards stink. If you can find it, either a good ham hock or hog jowl cooked with the greens is great. Now, I can cook traditional Southern foods; however, never greasy in my house. That's an urban legend about greasy traditional southern food. Southerners cooked with pork because most families raised a hog or two, and that pork in veggies was the main meat protein source. 'Nuff said! Good eating folks.

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Posted by Kitty Hegemann 1 on 12/07/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when you are supporting local farmers--from a nutritional standpoint. The people that eat cheaply will pay for it later in medical cost. The equation always balances. So follow the flavor. From Dan Barber to Vivian Howard to AC--the proof is in the burger. The reason so many chefs cook with so much salt/technique/obfuscation these days is that the proteins most suppliers sell are becoming more and more bland as they have had to use products raised with a focus on yield--as opposed to raising breeds/varietals chosen for flavor. There's an argument to be made that the modern American palate has become dulled as it has been further removed from the practice of food production at the home of any kind. Hence the rise of (gotta admit it's delicious) the pork belly culture--eating only the tasty small parts of the animal, while having no idea or willingness to tolerate off cuts or offal. This loss is at the expense of the appreciation of flavor; the joy of "fishy fish", "grass fed beef", and "heritage breed vegetables." Oh, and pimento cheese sucks.

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Posted by whatdoiknow on 11/22/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Mamie Eisenhower's Pumpkin Pie recipe, rescued from oblivion

I found this recipe years ago and have made it often. Best pumpkin pie I have ever had.

Posted by Jan Bauman on 11/12/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

Had dinner at Northside District this past weekend and everything about our experience was excruciatingly slow. Empty drinks went unfilled. When the food finally came out, everything was pretty tasty, but why does it take 40 minutes to make a salad? Its not like the dining room was busy whatsoever.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 11/07/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

^ this guy seems like a blast to have around ^

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Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 11/04/2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

What are your credentials? Are you a chef? A sommelier? How are you qualified to review anything?
Is the Indy so poor and desperate that it hires anyone who likes to eat off the street as a food "expert"?

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Posted by aaaaaaa on 11/02/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

The author of this article appears to have concerns about food security for those who are the most at risk for unhealthy food. I share his concern. While I applaud those who raise organic fruits, nuts, and vegetables as well as pastured animals for human consumption, the cost for those products are prohibitive when it comes to those who are at, below, or just above the poverty level. This is hope. I suggest those of your readers and those who write for or are involved in Indie/Week go to the YES! magazine website. They have had many success stories about food security over the years. One example is:

You can also do a search for city farming, urban food crops, or city food coops to name a few. Like I stated, they have been involved in solving food insecurity for many years. Why try to reinvent the wheel?

Another site that might be of interest in On the Commons:

There is no reason that the people central NC can't have their own style of making sure all people have food security, and it is well within the limited financial capacity of many among us.

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Posted by Kitty Hegemann on 11/01/2016 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

Not only are farm to table resturants expensive but the people who eat there have a elitist attitude. I remember being told by one person that I didn't know anything about local food in a state that my family has been in for 200 years because I don't eat at places like Stanbury. Then they had the nerve to say that they seek those places out calling me ignorant for not doing the same. So I think it's a load of crap. And the funny thing is the ppl who seriously think they know everything about food because they ate at death and taxes or mandolin are the same exact ppl who haven't done things like gone to the archives and read the cookbooks from the ppl who ran Mordecai or the wives of the governors. They don't know about sweet potato pudding lol

As far as farmer markets go the state farmers market isn't that expensive on the outdoor side at least and is about the same price range as kroger. But ppl on snap won't go bc
of the convenience Walmart has. Now given that the state Market really isn't far from a food lion or Walmart I do think ppl on snap can go to Walmart and still get things like basil or fruits and vegetables at the market while still getting the other things Walmart has. The real question is how do they cater to ppl on snap who take the bus.

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Posted by John Curtis Smith on 10/29/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

What is the sound of one brain farting?

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Posted by Vitamin B on 10/27/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

The same reason you're scrutinizing a local free newspaper instead of fixing every other problem in the world?

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Posted by vidvis on 10/27/2016 at 2:12 PM

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