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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

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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

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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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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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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

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

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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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The What I Eight: July 3, 2018

Fasten Your Seatbelts, this food tour is about to begin. This “What I Eight” from the week of June 25  is a bit of a

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The What I Eight: June 24, 2018

As a food writer and blogger, I eat and drink a lot – research, don’t you know. On my food-centric travels there are always stops

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June Nibbles & Sips: Cooking Classes, Farm Benefit Dinners, Food, Mood & More

Tell Them Heidi Sent You!  This  June edition of Nibbles & Sips offers lots of ways to eat and drink local this month in the

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The Sugar on your Saturday: Sweet Escapes

Springtime in Charlotte never leaves a void for things to do and this weekend is no exception, with lots of food and drink-centric events happening

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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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April 2018 Restaurant Roundup Update: Springtime Hidden Gems with Video and all New Photos

Heidi Billotto is back with her April 2018 Restaurant Roundup Update! A list of six terrific hidden gems that should be on your restaurant radar now with Charlotte Today Video and all New Photos in the post. #TellThemHeidiSentYou

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April 2018 Restaurant Roundup: Springtime Hidden Gems

Before we take a look at all that is new in the Queen City, Heidi Billotto thought it would be fun to visit some hidden gems, restaurants you may not know about, but should be on your radar…

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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!

Nibbles & Sips: March 2018 Edition & a healthy Springtime Giveaway!

The early Springtime events calendar for Charlotte, North Carolina is alway packed full and this year is no exception.  Despite the unusual dip in the

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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 Regional Charlotte 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

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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

How Do You Like Your Sweet Potatoes? Many of you may only think about this locally grown vegetable around Thanksgiving when you will use it

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Feb & Mar 2018: Four Fabulous Cooking Classes with Heidi Billotto

Wow what a month it has been. I have a had a blast cooking with all of you at catering jobs and private cooking classes

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

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Eat & Drink Local: Cooking & Cocktailing with NC Elderberries

There is no question that elderberries are a good-for-you food.  These tiny berries are packed with minerals like iron and potassium; vitamins A, B and

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