Cooking with South Carolina Boiled Peanuts

They are a well-known summer staple in the South. You see them at roadside farm stands and at farmers markets. And, folks who love a

Summer Seafood

Nothing says, “Here’s to Eating Local”, better than Summer Seafood on the grill! But, where to shop for seafood? I am glad you asked…. Take

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Eat Your Summer Veggies

Tiz the season for a bounty of Summer veggies and a wonderful time to shop, cook and eat local. A couple of weeks ago, I

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How To Cook with Fennel

How are you eating local? This time a year, for me, a weekend Farmers’ Market trip almost always includes the purchase of several bulbs of

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How to Make Seafood Pot Pie

Looking to find great seafood choices while you are still sheltering in place; and even after restrictions start to relax a bit? My friends at

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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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Charlotte Chefs and Restaurants lend a helping hand

I have always said that very wonderful things happen when and where Charlotte chefs gather. And, it is incredible how very short of a time

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Have a Foodie Field Day this Superbowl Weekend

Wouldn’t be a Superbowl post if I didn’t kick things off by sharing one of my favorite photos! So before we huddle up with all

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Cooking with Local Condiments

Cooking with condiments shortcuts meal prep and makes it all easy. Ready for a great recipe? I love sharing all of the delicious ways you

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Holiday Helpers Edition of Eating Local

When it comes to eating local, you know I am always on the search for new and interesting products, produce and proteins to share. In

Nuts About Pecans

Is it Pi-kon or Pee-can? No matter how you say it, pecans are the local nut of the season. Today’s post is driven by my

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Thanksgiving On the Table

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, you may be feeling a bit down to the wire. Don’t panic. Panicking never helps anything.  Take a

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Eye On The Pie

No doubt your holiday menu this season will involve a pie or two. While there are lots of great places in town to order for

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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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

Heidi Billotto

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

August 15, Happy Birthday Julia Child. Child, who passed away in August of 2004 was our nation’s grande dame of cuisine and my personal  culinary hero. She

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

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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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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

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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

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Eggs. The Sequel.

Heidi Billotto shares more on cooking with eggs, plus this post includes a fun video and a delicious recipe for Heidi’s Spinach Souffle!

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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.

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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.

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Cooking With Yogurt

The Mediterranean Diet was ranked the 2019 Best Diet Overall by the US News and World Report. Eating yogurt as is, or using it in recipes, is a great way to bring the Mediterranean Diet to your table. Charlotte Food writer, shares several great ways to keep things healthy and cook with yogurt. #UndeniablyDairy

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Plating Like A Pro: Heidi’s Holiday How-To

Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to presentation with a few quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to presentation with a few of Heidi Billotto’s quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.

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The Sugar (& Cinnamon) To Sprinkle on Your Snow Day

Charlotte NC based Food writer, Heidi Billotto, shares how to sweeten your snow day with a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon on a mouthwatering fresh baked treat!

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