sandwich

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

August Restaurant Roundup: SC Hidden Gems

This week, I’m swinging down to South Carolina for my August Restaurant Roundup, to share what’s cooking across state lines. I’ve spent a lot of

Tea with Seagrove Potters

Plan a day trip or maybe an overnight adventure, for the annual “Tea with Seagrove Potters” August 10, 2019 from 10am-5pm. Summer seems like the

Summer Says, Ice Cream

Nothing beats a cone or a bowl of ice cream, anytime of the year, But in the heat of the summer it a go-to for

Everything’s Peach -y

In a sister post to a duo of peachy recipes she shared last week, this week Heidi Billotto continues to eat local and drink local with a how to video and even more recipes featuring South Carolina peaches and peach products from Titan Farms. #TellThemHeidiSentYou

Cooking with South Carolina Peaches

I’m kicking things off this morning with a couple of tasty recipes you will love. Both feature South Carolina peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge

Heidi Billotto

Make Mine Local

Eat and Drink Local with food writer Heidi Billotto. In this post she shares six delicious local North and South Carolina products. But that’s not all. When you eat local you help support local economies and support local communities, too.

what to eat

Where and What to Eat

Food writer Heidi Billotto has had a busy couple of weeks. Follow her culinary adventures and food-centric travel as she share her “What I Eight” list of don’t miss local eats from NC Cheeses to SC Onion Rings. #TellThemHeidiSentYou

Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

I don’t know who decided to fry the first green tomatoes, but I am sure glad they did! Credited with strictly Southern roots, a quick

eggs

The Egg. All You Need to Know

Nothing like fresh local eggs. The taste is divine so use them for every meal! Heidi Billotto shares all you need to know about cooking with local eggs.

strawberries

A Time for Local Strawberries

Here is a wonderful way to eat local this late spring early summer season! Local strawberries across the Carolina’s are in their prime. So dig in and enjoy! Heidi Billotto shares two great strawberry recipes in this post – one sweet, the other savory.

cocktails

Cocktails with a View

A round of cocktails in Charlotte’s Spring and Summer seasons beg for the invitation to be enjoyed al fresco. Join Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto as she sips her way through a list of her favorite spots to enjoy a cocktail with a view.

sweet escapes

Choco-o-holics Unite, It’s Time for your Sweet Escapes

Get set Charlotte, its time to plan for an evening of Sweet Escapes! Let Food writer, Heidi Billotto take you through the menu of the chocolate-ty goodness offered at the annual Sweet Escapes fundraiser, scheduled for this Saturday evening April 13 at 7 pm.

meatball

Meatball Mania at Heidi’s On the Farm Cooking Classes

Everyone loves a meatball. Could be all beef, could be vegetarian, could be chicken or turkey. No matter the core ingredients, the mention of a meatball is always a crowd pleaser. Read more to see how meatball mania is a part of Heidi Billotto’s On the Farm classes this spring season!

eat local cheese

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.

nc cheese

Smile and Say NC Cheese, Please

Join Heidi Billotto as she visits NC dairy farms, enjoying a variety of local artisan and farmstead cheese. Time to Smile and say NC Cheese, please!

bake sale

Holiday Bake Sale features Charlotte Pastry Chefs

And just like that, your holiday baking got even easier! Save the date for an All-Star Bake Sale featuring 20 of Charlotte’s  best bakers and

sweet potatoes

It Starts with Sweet Potatoes

Looking for some fun last minute appetizers that can take you into the new year? Food writer Heidi Billotto has the answer and it all starts with NC Sweet Potatoes!

Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery: Drinking Local with Gin, Vodka and Damn Fine Liqueurs

In this series of local craft cocktail recipe posts, from Food Writer, Heidi Billotto, you’ll find recipes using local spirits and beverages. Featured in our glasses in this Drink Local post: the delicious family of spirits from Durham Distillery from Durham, North Carolina!

plate presentation

Plate Presentation 101: Tips, Recipes and a Video

Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to the art of plate presentation. Use this post from Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto, as a guide for a few quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.

drink local

Drink Local: Holiday Cocktails

Its always time to Drink Local and this holiday season there are many local options with which to craft your holiday cocktails and mocktails. In this post Heidi Billotto shares six delicious options and will surprise you with a sweet treat at the end!

October

October 2018 Nibbles & Sips

Eat Local, Drink Local This October If you haven’t already given it a read, check out my October Eat Local, Drink Local blog post, “Salamis to Stock:Five

salami

Salamis to Stock: Five Ways to Eat Local

Slice and serve Sun-Raised Foods Lamb Salami for your next Charcuterie Board One of the things I love about these Eat Local Drink Local features is

watermelon

Watermelon: The Last Sweet Slice of Summer

Late August.  Before its all over, lets enjoy one last sweet slice of summer: Local Watermelon.  This time of year I am reminded of a

milk

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

south Carolina

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

November

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.

eat and drink local

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

local lamb and goat

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

North Carolina Fish Tales: A Cookbook, Soft Crabs & A Day Down East

For those of you who follow my blog and my social media feeds, you already know that  I am all about supporting local farmers and

1 2 3