Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Cookbook made for lovers of sweet potatoes

Friends of mine grew sweet potatoes this year. They told me that after digging up these vitamin-packed treats, a sweet potato’s need to “cure.” I never knew that sweet potatoes had to be “cured”. Actually, there is a lot I don’t know about this tasty traditional holiday side dish star.

Food & Drink

Landolfi’s is taste of Italian home cooking

Homemade food can go a long way for a restaurant and is often what helps local businesses stand out. In Pawleys Island, Landolfi’s Italian Bakery and Deli is known for that fresh touch, from their pesto to their bread to the many pastries that fill the dessert case.

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Browse the ‘Chile Pepper Bible’ before you buy it

If you are looking for the ultimate explanation of the what, how and why of adding heat to your mealtimes, The Chile Pepper Bible is the book for you. Part One is "all About Chiles." This section alone is enough to make any lover of hot food want to read the book. There is so much information here that I did not know about the category as a whole! Author Judith Finlayson tells us about the benefits of eating hot peppers and offers an easy-to-use guide to selecting peppers for use in our kitchens.

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‘Best of Bridge’ is must have for fans of slow cooker

I admit it, I put off reviewing this one—until the cold weather put me in the mood for a stew, one of the crock pots star performers. The best of Bridge women have written more than a dozen cookbooks, combining the knowledge and wisdom of some of Canada's best cooks! The three Calgary residents who are authors of this book are new to the Best of Bridge series. These three have impressive credentials. Elizabeth Chorney-Booth and Julie Van Rosendaal are noted bloggers and or food journalists, Duncan, the third does not yet boast blog or columns but worked hard with the other two to produce modern recipes for the that now venerable kitchen machine, the slow cooker.

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A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

So, your menu is set—the usual suspects, turkey, favorite sides, pumpkin and pecan pie when the phone rings. Your Vegan neighbors, cousins, friends have accepted your invitation. A quick twist of just a few things can turn a regular menu into a vegetarian one, but vegan requires a bit more though. You see, vegans do not eat dairy—the primary difference between their dietary needs and those of vegetarians.

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Cookbook provides taste of eastern NC

This 500-page-plus cookbook is not simply unusual for its length. What makes it unique and exciting (beyond the recipes and great food information included) is that the book is the tale of Vivian Howard’s love for her region (eastern North Carolina). The book is one of her several evangelistic level fervor, representations of her desire to share all of its goodness with the rest of the world. She accomplishes this with two restaurants in Kinston, N.C., a television show, and now, this book. Vivian Howard’s name and her restaurants are probably known to you if you watch pubic television. She is the co-creator of the Peabody Award winning show, A Chef’s Life. Her restaurants, Chef and Farmer and The Boiler Room Oyster Bar, draw crowds from several hundred miles away. Now, the book, allows you to visit with her whenever you want, without having to drive, heat up the DVR, or make reservations. Read it from the very beginning, including the introduction to truly understand the layers of her relationship with food, serving food, and the recipes of her region, both the traditional and her own inventions.

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Cooking, entertaining and photography make up ‘3 Times’ cookbook

Cooking, entertaining, photography—these three are a recipe for inciting blog followers to want to make what they read about. And, after a bit, this trio creates the demand for the insights and recipes shared on the blog (Trois fois par jour) to be put into book form. Such is the path to creation taken by the creators of this lovely entry into this year’s cookbook field.

Videos

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude

Residents in Myrtle Beach share what food they are having for Thanksgiving dinner and the meaning of having the dinner with their loved ones.
Aria Hangyu Chen ahchen@mcclatchy.com / Twitter: @aria_chy
Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude 2:00

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely 1:14

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC 1:26

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC

The art of latte art 0:50

The art of latte art