Food & Drink

Food & Drink

A big-deal bread gathering is headed to Charlotte

When bread-and-pizza guru Peter Reinhart come to Charlotte a dozen years ago to be chef-on-assignment at Johnson & Wales University, he brought more than a crust of attention along with him. In May, he’s bringing even more, with the school’s first international bread symposium: “On the Rise: The Future of Bread.”

Food & Drink

Sweet potato-stuffed mushrooms are a hearty vegetarian meal

I’ve made no secret of my mushroom love. I like to divide them into two categories: the interesting varieties (oysters, shiitakes, morels, puffballs and the like) that I find at the farmers market or forage; and the less-interesting ones (buttons, creminis) I buy at the supermarket. The former I showcase in the kitchen; the latter I use in sauces, soups or the like.

Food & Drink

Cauliflower and broccoli don’t have to be boring

Vegetables go in and out of style. These days, the darlings of the vegetable set tend to be cruciferous. Cauliflower is adored, and broccoli, a close relative, is nearly as well loved. Kale is still in vogue, as is broccolini, a hybrid cross of gai-lan and broccoli. All have a certain humble, cabbagey, shabby-chic aspect.

Videos

How to make a cabbage torta

If there’s one dish that will persuade your family to like cabbage, it’s a golden torta filled with sauteed cabbage, browned onions and creamy cheese.
New York Times
How to make a cabbage torta 3:22

How to make a cabbage torta

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