Category Archives: Eating

Southern Living: Celebrate Chocolate

Southern Living offers visions of chocolate in recipes for “Wickedly Delicious Chocolate Desserts,” just in time for Valentine’s Day.


Girl Scout cookies arrive

Winston Salem Journal reporter Paul Garber in the article “They’re here. Girl Scout cookies arrive by the truckload” writes that Feb 6 was cookie delivery day for the 1,200 troops in the 40-county Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.

Valentines at Goodberrys

Goodberrys has a Sweetheart Special Offer. Pick up a gift box of 15 hand- dipped, chocolate covered strawberries  carefully dipped in premium Goodberry’s semi-sweet chocolate and packaged in a gold box.

Pre-order through the Goodberrys website for a special deal and your strawberries will be available at your selected Goodberry’s location after 11am on Sunday, February 14, 2010. If you need your box earlier, that’s no problem – they’re available anytime from 2/10 – 2/13. Just enter the day and time of pick-up in the “Special Instructions” box when you place your order.

The strawberries are available for walk-up purchase at any Goodberry’s location from Feb. 12 – 14th. Supplies are limited so pre-order today!

A Toast to the Triangle on March 7

A Toast to the Triangle™ is 5:30-8:0 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the NC State University McKimmon Center. The event features restaurants, beverage purveyors, in-kind donors, auction and raffle donors, and financial sponsors. They team up to provide over 1,300 guests with an exciting evening of food, drinks, and friendly competition.

Tickets: are $100 each for the premier fundraising event for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities which offers a variety of programs and services for children with special needs including early intervention, residential services, developmental day programs, respite care, nursing and therapy services.

As part of the event, six awards are given out to recognize outstanding dishes, presentations, and displays provided by some of the areas top dining establishments. Vote for your favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award. Bid on any number of exciting packages in the Silent Auction. Out-bid your friends in the Live Auction. And purchase Raffle tickets for your chance to win! Cocktail attire suggested.

Whole Foods: Best Guacamole

Whole Foods bloggers have come up just in time for the Super Bowl with the recipe for the best guacamole ever.

UNC-CH provides local, sustainable food

At the Sustainable Grub blog, Dee in her posting “Carolina offers local, organic grub” writes that UNC took a giant leap forward in providing “local, sustainable, organic” food for students, faculty and staff last week. It opened its “1.5.0″ station in the Main Street food court in Lenoir Dining Hall at the heart of campus.

Eating is a tasty memoir

In the latest Quail Ridge Bookstore newsletter, there’s a reader comment on the book Eating:

I read EATING, a memoir by the guy who’s a publisher at Random House.  Great memoir about eating, story, and the connection between the two–well, I am so glad that someone as sweet and articulate as he is, finally explained to me what I’ve been all about my whole life, eating and story telling. — Susan

The 192 page memoir from publisher/editor Jason Epstein deliciously describes meals, some with celebrity chefs at restaurants.

The Quail Ridge Bookstore review of Eating notes:

Jason Epstein, the legendary editor and publisher of Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Gore Vidal, and E. L. Doctorow, among many other distinguished writers, and the editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, and Maida Heatter, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life, beginning with his childhood summers in Maine, where his decision to improve upon his grandmother’s chicken pot pie led to a lifetime at the stove.