Welcome to Heidi Billotto TV & video… Watch, Learn and Enjoy! This is a collection of short video interviews, tours and how to with local chefs, producers and artisans.
Always so much fun to catch a chef in action! Or, get the whole story right from the farmer or the cheesemaker or the artisan producer themselves. These videos all link back to a blog post; so once you watch, click on the link and get the rest of the story.
A video recipe with Chef Chad Blackwelder and Tidewater Grain Co. Carolina Gold Rice
And because every recipe featuring local ingredients in only better with a local wine pairing we have this next segment…
Tidewater Grain Co. Cheese-Stuffed Carolina Gold Rice Cakes with Tomato Soup
What you will find when you Shop Local at the SouthEnd Market at Atherton in Charlotte, NC
Here is the round up on just one Saturday morning trip to the SouthEnd Market at Atherton. So many ways to shop local so you can cook local and eat local. #TellThemHeidiSentYou !
Local Smoked Trout Salad from Lucky Fish Seafood at the SouthEnd Market
In this IGTV Video which first appeared on my Instagram feed, I spoke with Lucky Fish owner Mike Cassagrande of Lucky Fish Seafood about a wonderful locally smoke trout he has each week at the SouthEnd Market; and then show you how to use it and lots of fresh root veggies and other great finds from the SouthEnd Market at Atherton to make a terrific seasonal salad!
The Continuing Story of Heidi and the Boiled Peanut
Here’s a fun little video on how to boil your own local NC peanuts in a informational tutorial from Farmer Paul Brewington at Brewington Farms at the SouthEnd Market at Atherton in Charlotte, NC. For recipes on how to cook with your boiled peanuts, check out this fun post from earlier this year.
The Porkalicious and More at Grinders & Gravy in Southern Pines, NC
How Chef Curt Shelvey in Southern Pines, NC successfully made the COVID pivot with his restaurant. He went from a fine dining Italian Restaurant to a cute little take-out spot called Grinders & Gravy in Southern Pines, NC . When you go, order The Porkalicious or the calamari – or throw caution to the wind and order both! Read more here.
Local Harvest & Ice Cream, Too at The Berry Patch in Ellerbe, NC
Take an afternoon to visit this wonderful roadside market with homemade ice cream and all sorts of ways to Shop Local so you can Eat Local! You’ll find it all this plus the World’s Largest Strawberry just a 90 minute drive away from Charlotte or Raleigh and a little bit closer to Greensboro! Its all in Ellerbe, NC at The Berry Patch !!! Get the scoop from co-owner Amy Mills Berry here and then, Go See Them Soon, and while you are there have an ice cream for me ! Read more here.
Smile and Say cheese as you watch this video from the aging room at Paradox Creamery in West End, NC
This is a picture of the old barn at Paradox Creamery, a goat cheese dairy in West End, NC… just wait until you see all that is inside. Sadly, or not, we were too busy tasting all the cheeses with Sue at Paradox to actually film the experience. But, take it from me these are delicious and you should get your hands on some as soon as possible. Read more here.
Cooking with Chef Matt Hannon at Ashten’s in Southern Pines, NC
Speaking of Paradox cheese’s, it was Matt who introduced me to Sue at Paradox. I love everything Matt and Ashten’s owner Ashley are doing at the restaurant, keeping it local and featuring and supporting local farms and producers at every turn. You’ll hear shout outs here to several local farmers and producers including Lusty Monk mustards and Conscious Cultivator microgreens. Watch and learn how Matt makes this easy flatbread with lots of local toppings. Sounds to me like it might be a great thing for you to make for dinner tonight! Read more here