Wednesday, April 21


Matt Neal, of Neal's Deli in Carrboro, NC; photo courtesy of NY Times

Hey now--Durham, NC gets praise in the NY Times today. A once "scruffy, unkempt sibling in the Research Triangle" (their words, not ours!) known for having tobacco in that precious soil, it is now becoming known for the variety of locally grown food sprouting around the area. And those local fruits, vegetables, and livestock have become the stars on the menus at the restaurants--fine dining and delis, alike--in town. "But the most intriguing cooks here have an understanding of how to give a menu a sense of place."

Good things are cooking in Durham.
Check out today's NY Times piece by Julia Moskin, Durham, a Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food.