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Lexington Barbecue

Every family has it favorite or traditional foods. They are imbedded in our DNA, our tastebuds and hearts. They are the foods that remind us of family, traditions, good times and old friends. In our family, one very special favorite is barbecue.  It helps that my hometown is Lexington, NC, one of the true barbecue capitols of the world, its praises sung by food writers and barbecue …

Something From Nothing

I have often mentioned the magic of cooking, the sheer joy of making something delicious from almost nothing...a handful of this, a pinch of that. Nothing seems more fun or sometimes more satisfying. It is also, for me a bit of a thrill- feeling like a contestant on one of those cooking shows where the chefs, with the clock ticking, compete to come up with a dish from a limited supply of i…

Carry on Cuisine

                I have a long history of carrying foods through airports. In fact, I have a long history of carrying foods with me wherever I go. I care about what I eat, not just for the tastes but because I feel better when I eat in a mindful healthy way, especially on the road. In the past, I have packed sandwiches or some fruit or nuts. Earlier …

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