We're travel writers spending the summer in Chapel Hill as part of a two year global odyssey. Seeking authentic local places for barbecue, Southern cooking, ice cream and whatever else floats your boat.
Everyone knows Brian Boitano from winning the 1988 Olympics in men's figure skating, and some may even know him from his cooking show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? But very few people know how each of those things began. In this episode of My Food Thing, Brian revisits his childhood with a long-lost recipe for barbecue sauce and recalls the start of his successful skating career.
Butter has been eaten for thousands of years. Yet, spreadable butter wasn't available to consumers until the early 1990s. Spreadable butter keeps a soft texture even during refrigeration. It's perfect for breakfast items like toast.
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.
How the Mediterranean Diet Saves—and Extends—Lives
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.