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.

plate presentation

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.

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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Time for Turkey, Sides and Stuffing

To help ease the tension about the “what-to-buy” and the  “how-to-cook-it” part of this holiday season,  Heidi Billotto shares  some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes and turkey tips.

pumpkin

Pumpkin Prowess

In the all too commercial world, the one that operates from “hallmarked” holiday to holiday… you know, those people who try to push us out of our white slacks and into all things pumpkin spice as soon as Labor Day weekend hits…imitation flavored pumpkin lattes and pumpkin-spiced just-about-everything-you-can-think-of hit the shelves before we even flipped the calendar page from August to September. Seasonally speaking, October is the time for Pumpkin.

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