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Food & Drink

N.C. chef’s clever take on banana bread is a sweet success

When “Foster’s Market Favorites” (Brown Books Publishing Group) landed on my desk, I was in heaven. Exquisite photography coupled with time-tested comfort dishes are highlighted from Sara Foster’s amazing market in Chapel Hill. The introduction, written by her husband, tells her story, from her roots in Tennessee to finally settling in North Carolina where her market has become a culinary institution.

Food & Drink

Dress up for dinner with a more sensible vodka cream sauce

Your average pasta with vodka cream sauce often comes with a choice of two sides: regret or a damn-the-calories attitude. But this recipe, plucked from the pages of a new cookbook that pairs menus with classic movies, puts a more positive spin on the dish. (It was suggested as an accompaniment to the 1933 film “Female,” because the movie “ends with a kick.”)

Videos

Boys and Girls Club celebrates donation

Family Dollar Stores donates $343k to Boys and Girls Clubs of America
David T. Foster III The Charlotte Observer
Boys and Girls Club celebrates donation 1:04

Boys and Girls Club celebrates donation

New planetarium in Charlotte 1:28

New planetarium in Charlotte

Goodwill gets Panthers furniture 1:01

Goodwill gets Panthers furniture

Feeding the Children 2:08

Feeding the Children