Cosentino: Peaches, nectarines and a great cobbler recipe | Lifestyles

Because of the busy spring season, I had not had time for several weeks to take a stroll through a supermarket. If you are in the flower business, spring is the season when you dash in, grab your needs and go. But this past weekend, I did have time to wander. The produce is looking … Read more

Summer Solstice: Ritual, Meals, and Celebration | 4M’s on Marco

Basil in the garden Photo by JoAnne Pavin Summer is here! For thousands of years, many cultures in the Northern Hemisphere have celebrated the Solstice, the day of the sun reaching its northernmost position in the sky. Rituals and celebrations have lasted for days and involved planting, feasting, dancing, and singing. In North America, it … Read more

This shrimp and grits recipe is the best ever – really | Features

Not long ago, my editor mentioned in passing that her favorite thing to eat is shrimp and grits. Suddenly, and for reasons as mysterious as they are inexplicable, I was struck by a consuming desire to write about shrimp and grits. Fortunately, as with practically everyone who has ever had it, I happen to like … Read more

Cami Wells: Eggplant adds variety to summer meals | Advice

The first eggplants were the size of eggs, hence their name. They were used as decorations until it was later discovered they were edible. According to some sources, eggplants were once thought to cause insanity but don’t let this be an excuse to not give eggplant a try! Eggplant is an egg-shaped, glossy, dark purple … Read more

PBS joins TV food contests with “Great American Recipe” | Lifestyles

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK – America has perfected the stressful TV cooking competition, pitting amateur or professional chefs against each other in such high-pressure, scream-filled shows as “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” or “Top Chef.” PBS hopes to change that with an original food competition show, “The Great American Recipe,” which dispenses with the … Read more

Rotary Club of Marion seeks to pack 1 million meals to Ukraine | Local News

Five-year-old Dasha eats soup at the World Central Kitchen in Zaporizhzhia on Sunday, a day after her family escaped Russian-occupied territory. â € œThree shells landed near our house. They blew out the windows and doors, â € said Alexander Dolgovy, her father. â € œWe were really, really afraid, â € said Kseniya, his … Read more

Winston-Salem cook to appear on PBS ‘The Great American Recipe | Dining

Winston-Salem resident Bambi Daniels is one of 10 competitors from across the country on the new PBS cooking competition show “The Great American Recipe.” The eight-part series, which premieres at 9 pm June 24, brings together cooks of diverse backgrounds to share not only their recipes but also their stories. It’s a veritable melting pot … Read more

This shrimp and grits recipe is the best ever – really | Food and cooking

Excuse me for a minute while I suck up to my boss. Not long ago, my editor mentioned in passing that her favorite thing to eat is shrimp and grits. Suddenly, and for reasons as mysterious as they are inexplicable, I was struck by a consuming desire to write about shrimp and grits. Fortunately, as … Read more

Romi Londre: Sweeteners constantly being made | Recipes

In this time of ever-changing technology and culinary advancements, it seems like there are always new and improved sweeteners on the market. Some of these sweeteners boast being healthier than others by being more natural or having fewer calories. Here are some sweeteners that you may have heard about recently. Turbine sugar, or raw sugar, … Read more

Pasta salads make a great main dish for warm-weather meals | Dining

This time of year, when I start to transition into summer menus, I always think of pasta salad. I don’t eat much hot pasta in the hot months, but I still love my noodles. And though most pasta salads tend to be side dishes, I like to turn them into main courses. That’s easy enough … Read more