Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Who needs butter and cream? One simple sauce can top it all

The best way I’ve found to improve on dinner has nothing to do with butter. It doesn’t involve a generous glug of cream, or even a few slabs of bacon. The secret recipe that has transformed so many of my meals from dull to exciting is so unassuming, you probably have it stashed in your refrigerator right now.

Food & Drink

Kapusta? It means cabbage cooked up sweet and tender

Cold weather calls for sweater, fire and cozy tradition, like staying in bed all day, or at least until someone needs a meal or begs to be walked. Then you can rouse yourself, pull on your gear and stomp out into the chill, grateful to know that it’s really not so bad to be alert, in daylight, in layers.

Videos

Assembling a Carmelized White Chocolate and Apple Brandy Charlotte

A valentine Charlotte for Charlotte, this Carmelized White Chocolate and Apple Brandy Charlotte is by Kathleen Purvis with help from Ashley Bivens Boyd. It is made with Carriage House apple brandy, Savoiardi ladyfingers, white chocolate that has cocoa butter in the ingredients, and apples that hold their shape, such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Golden Delicious.
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Assembling a Carmelized White Chocolate and Apple Brandy Charlotte 1:30

Assembling a Carmelized White Chocolate and Apple Brandy Charlotte

Susan Nicely performs 'Bon Appetit' 1:37

Susan Nicely performs 'Bon Appetit'

Alex Jenkins is the Food Dude 3:02

Alex Jenkins is the Food Dude

Colleen Hughes of Haberdish makes an Old Tom Cat Gimlet 2:27

Colleen Hughes of Haberdish makes an Old Tom Cat Gimlet