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Once school starts and the vacation season ends, a lot of things compete for our attention. But some of the best local food all year hits fields in fall. Itís also cooler and less humid, the perfect time to make an excursion to a farm.

A problem with storage of a perishable ingredient has led to a voluntary recall of more than 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Cheese Product announced by the FDA.

The owner of Cupcrazed Cakery in Fort Mill will be a contestant on the season premiere of the Food Network reality competition show, “Rewrapped.”

If you want to join in on Fire in the City, the Charlotte stop in the statewide Competition Dining event, you have to figure out which ticket will be the hottest one – and grab it quick.

Some cans of turnip greens and mixed greens sold at Harris Teeter and Food Lion stores in the Carolinas are part of a voluntarily recall because of questions about the safety of the seals.

A couple of new cookbooks inspire home cooks to cook their food over wood.

If your name is Jim (or James) Beam, you’re invited to Clermont, Ky., on Sept. 18 for the 150th anniversary of the Jim Beam distillery. If that’s you, send an email to to reserve a spot.


  • Looking for culinary adventure? We pulled together a sampling of international cuisines around town. Get packing.

Want fresh produce this fall? We've got you covered

Looking for local food (and a little fun)? Be sure to check out these spots this fall

Map, list: Pick-your-own farms
Interactive map: Charlotte-area farmers markets

Vani Hariís blog is known nationwide for campaigns against food companies. Her critics say she sometimes gets it wrong.

Recently, I listened to an interview on National Public Radio as I drove to the farm  and a comme...

Heart and Sole Food

I was talking to a friend recently about fast meals and she seemed surprised by one of my favorit...

I'll Bite
A Charlotte reader writes: “At the South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach, we had an interesting appetizer: A small cast-iron pot of fried black-eyed peas with brown sugar bacon. Amazingly tasty.”

So you might be over the ice bucket challenge raising crazy great money for ALS, but here's a twi...

On Dining
The new brewery at 4150 Yancey Road in Charlotte opens to the public at 11 a.m. Friday. The grand opening, with live music and a dozen beers on tap, goes until 11 Friday night.

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