Food & Drink

Food & Drink

3 tools, 4 recipes, 7 rules you need for great grilling this weekend

I was born into a grilling family. My father actually built his own grill, out of a bunch of pipes and an unused oil drum. (At least, I hope it was unused – with my dad, you never knew.) He started every Saturday night standing beside it, raising the lid to taunt our neighbor with smoke, occasionally turning things, timing his cooking by how long it took to drink a can of beer.

Food & Drink

Crab and sugar snap peas, meet pasta

For all their delicacy and sweetness, peas in the pod are just not the kind of thing you make a habit of cooking on a weeknight – not with the shelling that needs to happen before they would yield enough for dinner.

Food & Drink

These are the 3 Cheerwine recipes you really need to know

In case you haven’t noticed that big “100” on the bottles lately, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Cheerwine. If you’re not from the Carolinas and you haven’t paid much attention to Cheerwine, other than wonder why a soda with no alcohol has a name like that, you may not know why that matters.

Videos

International Biscuit Festival

Get a taste of the action in Knoxville at the mighty Biscuit Festival.
Kathleen Purvis The Charlotte Observer
International Biscuit Festival 1:04

International Biscuit Festival

Charlotte craft beer brewer: So much has changed, so fast 1:27

Charlotte craft beer brewer: So much has changed, so fast

What do bartenders drink when they're not working? 1:13

What do bartenders drink when they're not working?

Candy melting to classical music 1:19

Candy melting to classical music