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Keep It Local

As a long time food and travel writer, my mantra and my niche has become to keep it local. I encourage my readers to eat

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Shop Local at SOUTHEND MARKET

In recent years the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a day to celebrate shopping with small local businesses. Such was the case on Sat Nov

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Cooking with Eggplant

Last night I posted this photo of the eggplant on my instagram and pinterest feeds. I purchased four or five of these beauties last weekend

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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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As Charlotte restaurants reopen, Here’s What you need to know…

June 25 Update – Remember the three W’s – wash your hands, watch your distance and WEAR A MASK – when you go out in

How To Eat in Season

How to eat in season? It’s easier than you think. Happy to share six sensational ways to eat and drink locally and in season –

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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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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

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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November and December Cooking Classes and Recipes

Love to cook with local products, produce and proteins? Heidi Billotto has lots of wonderful cooking classes coming up in November on through the holidays. Make plans now to join in the fun or plan a private cooking class all your own!

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

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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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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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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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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

NC Sweet Potato Toasties: A new take on an old local favorite

How do you like your sweet potatoes?  Now, I know, that many of you think about this locally grown vegetable primarily around Thanksgiving and use

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November/ December 2017 Cooking Classes: At Home with Heidi

Anyone can cook, let Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto show you how to make it fun!! Each of my cooking classes  classes include  the preparation

Easy to Eat Local: Six Stories of Local Products & Recipes, too!

It’s Easy to Eat Local… I simply love shopping at local farmers’ markets every week, so that I can incorporate  much local product, produce and

Easy to Eat Local: Open a Package, Jar, Bottle or Box

If you follow me on social media, this blog or have watched me cooking on television or have come to any of my cooking classes,