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Despite their exotic-sounding name, latkes are just grated potatoes fried and topped with tasty things like sour cream, applesauce, maybe even smoked salmon. What’s not to love?

These cookie recipes tested by Observer staffers come with stories of how they were passed down through families.

Friendship Trays, which provides meals for shut-ins, is offering a couple of new options for take-out meals.

How can you tell if a jar of minced garlic is still good?

A spicy Italian dish brings variety to Christmas.

The last time we talked about whipped cream, George Bush was in the White House. And if we didn’t mention it then, we’re mentioning it now: It’s not enough simply to take cream and whip it.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake is an easy dessert to make for a crowd.

TOUR THE WORLD IN CHARLOTTE FOOD

  • 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

This is the time of year when we read and hear a lot about what is going to shape our lives for t...

Heart and Sole Food

Last week, I shared a easy dessert for one that you make in a microwave. This week? An easy dess...

I'll Bite
This pasta dish from Brio is a customer favorite because of the combination of flavors and the lightness and “simplicity” of the sauce.

Search more than 1,500 recipes, based on type of meal or meal ingredients.

Look for the Tiki Hideaway to open Dec. 19 at the former Hef's at ParkTowne Village (beside Park ...

On Dining
For many, the end of one year and the beginning of another is to be celebrated only with champagne. But what better to celebrate with here in Charlotte than beer? Fortunately, you can do just that at several beer-centric New Year’s Eve parties.

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