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Where are Charlotte’s black chefs?

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These special ingredients will elevate your pantry

My husband sometimes complains that there’s never anything to eat in the house. If you examine my pantry, the only option might be eggs and those take a bit of effort. I can remember desperation crackers, smeared with mustard, during late-night cram sessions in my college dorm, but that’s not the point. This is not a list of what to eat, but what you must have to be primed to prepare something good.

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Flat iron steak proves versatile and tender

While steaks on the grill are an all-time favorite, sometimes it’s hard to cook individual steaks to an individual’s preference. When you want to have steak as an option for a cookout, go with one you can cook whole and cut into slices. One of my favorites is the flat iron steak. The nice thing about flat iron is it’s versatile.

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The sweet smell of BBQ is in the air at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church

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Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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