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Cooking with Milk: Let Dairy Make a Difference

As many of you know, I am a big believer in eating and drinking local; and in eating real food instead of processed substitutes.  Recently

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Staycation South Carolina: Slippin across State Line

One of the things I love about living in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the city’s centralized location. Close to the mountains and not far from

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How to Eat and Drink Local This Summer

With so many made in North Carolina products to enjoy, summer is a wonderful time to Eat and Drink Local. This week I share with

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Local Lamb and Goat | Farm to Fork Fresh

Today we are cooking with pasture raised and grass-fed local lamb and goat. As you make plans to visit the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market this

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NCRLA Chef Showdown 2018: 21 NC Chefs to Compete in August

Mark your calendars and save the date of August 27, 2018.  At 5:30 that evening a remarkable annual culinary event, the third annual NCRLA Chef

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The What I Eight: July 4 Edition

The July 4 holiday always means time to celebrate our country’s early beginnings with friends and family.  For us, this year,  the week included an

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June Restaurant RoundUp: Summer Seafood Tease

Schools out and lots of you are planning to pack up your families and headed to the beach. No doubt that along with the sand

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Grilling NC Beef – Meet your Local Ranchers & Watch a Recipe Video, Too!

In the mood to start Grilling NC Beef? You can get started at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Saturday, watch this video later on

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Meat Me At The Farmers’ Market: Eat Local North Carolina Beef

It’s Time to Eat Local North Carolina Beef And just like, that the weather turned the corner and we go from ice cold frosty mornings

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Cilantro, Citrus and the Karma of Local Cucumbers

Its time to celebrate the season with all that is local and right now for Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto, that means celebrating the karma of local cucumbers.

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Put Local Pork on Your Fork | Meat Me At The Market

In this, a continuing series featuring the wide variety of local meat  found at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, the focus this week at HeidiBillottoFood.com is how to get local Pork on your fork!

Eat Local, Drink Local: Springtime Edition

Time for another edition of Heidi Billotto’s Drink Local, Eat Local series, this time featuring two delicious was to drink local, two savory ways to eat local and two eat local options to soothe our collective sweet tooth.

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Eat Local At the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market: Cooking with Local Meats

It is so easy in the Charlotte area to Shop Local from local vendors and local farmers – Enjoy this HeidiBillottoFood.com blog post post with recipes for meaty local proteins from pork and beef to rabbit, goat, elk, lamb and more. #MeatMeAtTheMarket

Heidi Billotto’s Easy 30 Minute Paella “As Seen On TV”

I love sharing new recipes in these posts, in my cooking classes and on the televised cooking segments  I am asked to do from month

Spring 2018 Update: Cooking Classes You’re Going to LOVE!

Its official – we are cooking up a storm. Here is an update of my ongoing 2018 Cooking Class Schedule with  two fabulous On the Farm

NC Sweet Potato Toasties: The Whole Story with Recipe, Video & More

If you subscribe to my blog, then you’ve already seen an early version of this post from the morning of Feb 8, 2018. This update

January 4 Easy to Eat & Drink Local Preview Post

Each year in January as we make resolutions to try to get things off with a healthy start. But, you know you want your cheese

Restaurant Round Up: 2018 Brunching Resolutions

There is lots to remember about 2017. For the North Carolina hospitality industry one of the most important events to occur this year was the

Heidi’s December Restaurant Round Up: Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems – Five Charlotte Area Restaurants to put on your Dining Out Radar This month I direct your dining out attention to the little

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Cheers! Raise a Glass, its Time to Drink Local!

  Dateline December 5, 2017  Some 84 years ago today Prohibition in the United States was appealed. Statewide prohibition was made law in North Carolina

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Home Grown Tomatoes

Plant ’em in the spring eat ’em in the summer, All winter without ’em’s a culinary bummer…                  

Tomato Time Recipes You Will Love

It’s summer and that means, it’s Tomato Time! For years – honestly,  more summer seasons than I would like to admit –  I have  tried

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Eat Local, Drink Local: Springtime Edition Recap with Recipes & Video

Time for another edition of Heidi Billotto’s Drink Local, Eat Local series, this time featuring two delicious was to drink local, two savory ways to eat local and two eat local options to soothe our collective sweet tooth.

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