Book Review: North Carolina’s Favorite Food – Barbecue

Story by Matt Young. 

Cary-lina, NC – As any North Carolinian knows, barbecue is a noun (it’s also a religion). Barbecue is NOT the thing you grill on. It’s not something you go to. It is a cooked pig. Period. Read more

Book Review: North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Jessica B.

Cary-lina, NC – Just 6 years ago, North Carolina wasn’t even on the map when one talked about southern states with a “beer culture”. Now we are the southern state with the most breweries. A new book documents all the craft beer and breweries in North Carolina. Read more

Eating Southern: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook

Story by Matt Young. Photo via Sweet Potatoes. Above, Chef Stephanie Tyson and co-owner Vivian Joiner.

Cary, NC – Is it the recent growth in the area that is inspiring all of the books on history, culture and food? A noble attempt to make sure  that we all celebrate and hang on to the traditions of the south? I think so. And I am glad.  Read more

More for the Southern-Latino Table: Chicken and Muscadines

Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Story edited by Matthew Young. Photo by James Lee.

Cary, NC –  Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares another delicious recipe with CaryCitizen readers using our own indigenous Muscadine grape from her soon-to-be-released book. If you want , why not try this with a local Chardonnay? Read more

Recipe: Chile-Chocolate Brownies


Story by Matt Young. Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Photos courtesy of University of North Carolina Press.

Cary, NC – Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares a sinfully delicious recipe from her soon-to-be-released book with CaryCitizen readers. Read more