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Ginny Neil

See Ginny Neil's recipe for Grape Pie, taken from her March/April "Grape Joy" article. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:39 PM Food & Flavors

The flavors of barbecue, blue cheese, historic hot dogs and honest deviled eggs are calling. more

Jun 23, 2015 3:22 PM Food & Flavors

Our intrepid dining writer brings the flavor and flavors a few of the best and quirkiest. more

Apr 14, 2015 11:06 AM Food & Flavors


Barbara Kingsolver's vision comes to full fruition at her husband's restaurant. more

Apr 14, 2015 10:33 AM Food & Flavors

Our dining writer, just back from his time away, makes some delightful discoveries in an area he’d never visited before. more

Jan 7, 2015 10:38 AM Food & Flavors


Cara Ellen Modisett

The ties to the region are strong – use of local ingredients, ties to old recipes, regular meetings with farmers – but these chefs create dishes a step or two beyond the traditional. more

Oct 7, 2014 3:36 PM Food & Flavors


Blackberry Farm • Beall + Thomas Photography

These restaurateurs share a passion for the closest tie possible between what they cook and where they obtain the ingredients. The happy result is a consistent diner’s delight. more

Aug 12, 2014 11:32 AM Food & Flavors

These signature mountain restaurants earned that status the only way you can – with signature mountain dishes. here’s how to enjoy them and how to make them. more

Jun 12, 2014 1:43 PM Food & Flavors

The Peaks of Otter Buffet

Jes Gearing

A blue ridge parkway signature tradition was interrupted for a time but the Sunday and Friday night buffets are back. more

Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM Food & Flavors

Lucky Restaurant

Brett Winter Lemon

Did you love Cara Ellen Modisett's story about Diners and Dives in our November/December 2013 issue? Check out these four delicious recipes! more

Oct 11, 2013 9:36 AM Food & Flavors 1 Comments

Nicole Palazzo and Peter Fassbender: Course 3 Excerpted from the book "Chefs of the Mountains," by John E. Batchelor. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Food & Flavors

The Jennings-Eason family of Canton, N.C., originally began farming trout to feed mink. Nowadays they feed us. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Food & Flavors

There’s a bit of a revolution going on in these mountains – led not by soldiers but by adventurous brewers who are combining flavors to create beers with nuances as many, varied and subtle as in the best wines. Come on along as we sample just a few. more

Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM Food & Flavors

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