Sharing Ways to Eat Local on WRAL

What a pleasure this morning, Monday Feb 17, 2020, to appear on WRAL in the Raleigh/Durham area to share six ways to Eat & Drink

You’re Invited to NCRLA Chef Showdown Grand Finale Aug 8, 2022

File this one under “Love What I Do.” As many of you know, in 2015, I first contracted with the NCRLA (North Carolina Restaurant &

Eating Local with Heidi’s Gluten Free Favorites

Excited to be celebrating National Gluten Free Day with seven sensational locally sourced North Carolina products. If you follow a gluten free diet or not,

Eat Local Drink Local

I love what I do! This morning, I am excited to be sharing six sensational ways to eat and drink local on The Charlotte Today Show

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Roadtrip: Learn to Cook at the NC Mountain State Fair

Time for a road trip to Asheville NC. Come on up and join me. I’ll be hosting the GotToBeNC Cooking Stage inside the Davis Event

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Eat Local And Plant-Based when you Cook with Hempeh

If you love to eat local and are in search of vegan or vegetarian proteins, allow me to teach you how to cook with Hempeh.

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The Sandwich. A Great Way to Eat Local.

Invented in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of  Sandwich, today I find this “best thing since sliced bread” a wonderful way to showcase

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Made In The Carolinas for you to Eat and Drink Local

So many ways to eat and drink locally, all of them this week produced, packaged and made in the Carolinas. With one bonus find, not

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More Ways to Eat and Drink Local

As this first week of December almost comes to a close, I’d like to offer another round of wonderful ways for you to eat and

Nc Specialty Foods Association Awards

The NC Specialty Foods Association is a great resource for locating local product across the state of North Carolina. And, As you know I am

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Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Carolina Gold Rice Middlins

Homemade Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Rice Middlins also know as Rice Grits. Practically perfect fare for any breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And, an excellent

Easy Cream Cheese -y Holiday Hors D’oeuvres

If you are in the High Point – Winston Salem – Greensboro viewing area and you watched me on Tuesday morning, Dec 13, on My

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Shopping Local and Cooking with Mushrooms & More

It’s the first Saturday morning in December 2022; and in just a bit I will be headed to a trio of area farmers’ markets to

Heidi Billotto’s Best Pumpkin Recipes

Its the time of the year when fresh pumpkin, like all other varieties of winter squash, are abundant in this area. Blend a batch of

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Eat Local Cheese Update

Food Writer, Heidi Billotto says. “Smile and Say Cheese, Please” as she shares six local North Carolina dairies and creameries that should be on your eat local list.

How’s Your Sandwich Savvy?

In anticipation of National Sandwich Day on Wednesday Nov. 3, I’ve been asked to share a few of my favorite things between two slices of

Join Free Range Brewing to celebrate New Year’s Day 2023

Type the words, “New Year’s Day 2023” into your Google search bar and see what happens. Go ahead, I’ll wait…. Seems even the internet is

Here’s a sprinkle of Sugar and Cinnamon for your Snow Day

It’s a post that bears repeating. A chill in the air means its time to bake Cinnamon Rolls. If this weekend round of January 2022

Seven Ways to Eat and Drink Local

Eat and Drink Local. Over the years it’s become my mantra. With so many locally grown, raised, caught and made products across the Carolinas, its

Cooking with Mushrooms

This post was inspired by a quick Instagram reel I recently did on cooking with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms. You can watch the reel I made

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As Charlotte restaurants reopen, Here’s What you need to know…

June 25 Update – Remember the three W’s – wash your hands, watch your distance and WEAR A MASK – when you go out in

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Keep It Local

As a long time food and travel writer, my mantra and my niche has become to keep it local. I encourage my readers to eat

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For the Love of Eating and Drinking Locally

For those of you who follow this blog regularly – or follow my social media, you know I’m a big fan of eating and drinking

Local Buys for this Summer Season

June means beachtrips and family vacations, tending to kitchen gardens and, as in any other season of the year, taking time and make considerations to

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Charlotte’s Uptown Farmers market

If there was ever a challenging year to start something new, its been 2020. But all said, lots of great things have happened this year,

Drink Local Cocktails and Mocktails

Six – well, seven plus – sensational ways to Drink Local with cocktails and mocktails easy enough for any home bartender. All of them with

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Keep It Local As You Shop Cyber Monday

Keep it Local, it’s my mantra. Shop local, eat local, drink local, celebrate local. This past weekend, today and, I’m sure tomorrow too have felt

On the GotToBeNC Cooking Stage at the NC State Fair

It’s time for the annual NC State Fair. Consider this your invitation to join in all the fun as I join my good friend Got

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Shop Local at SOUTHEND MARKET

In recent years the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a day to celebrate shopping with small local businesses. Such was the case on Sat Nov

Piedmont Culinary Guild Picnic In the Garden Not To Be Missed

Starting this event-based post with a big ole recommendation of #TellThemHeidiSentYou and get your tickets now! If you are planning to be in or near

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