The Triangle has been touted as “One of America’s best food cities” and has quickly gained national acclaim for it’s thriving and expanding culinary scenes. It’s hard to keep up. It seems a new hot spot opens daily in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and all over North Carolina. The once historic tobacco districts have turned into a new blend of cool culture and food discoveries rich in variety, tradition, creativity and access to fresh, prime ingredients.
Each Sunday, discover the journeys and back stories of our most talented chefs, rising stars, bakers, cooks, grill masters, brewers, farmers, herbalists, foragers, winemakers and everything in between. In Kitty’s “Sound Palate,” our favorite chefs pair signature dishes with a piece of music or bartenders pair a specialty cocktail with a tune – their inspirations become our Sunday soundtrack.
Don’t miss Kitty Kinnin’s Sound Palate every Sunday morning from 8am – 11am.
Chef Michael Lee of M Sushi and M Koko gives his Sound Palate Pairings this week!Continue Reading
Taylor, expert bartender at Crawford & Sons, pairs his “Screaming Eagle” with Twisted Sister.Continue Reading
Chef Scott Crawford doubles up his pairings in honor of his favorite artist, the late Chris Cornell.Continue Reading
Listen as Jamie DeMent, of Coon Rock Farms and Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, discusses her new cookbook, the history of Coon Rock Farms, and makes her Sound Palate Paring. Don’t forget to scroll down for the recipe!Continue Reading
Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner is one of the more humble, yet celebrated chefs in the country who is legendary for his southern food at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill.Continue Reading
Our State Magazine (and other national culinary journalists) have called TerraVita the best in NC – and I agree! It is the creme de la creme of food and drink festivals focused on sustainability featuring THE most creative chefs from our state along with local distillers, brewers and wineries. Starting Oct 18th – 21st, find…Continue Reading
Inez Ribustello, owner of On The Square Restaurant and Wine and Tarrboro Brewing Company pairs U2’s “Electrical Storm” with her husband’s Wild Mushroom Ravioli.Continue Reading
Frank Ballard, music connoisseur and owner of the legendary Hayes Barton Cafe in Raleigh (with his wife Marget), sums up one of their coveted southern comfort dishes with a relevant, emotional song. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post!Continue Reading