Charlotte's Freshest Fish Comes to Matthews Farmers Market

If you've picked up a copy of our latest issue, you may have enjoyed the story about Tim Griner, a l...

Competition Dining Series Returns

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series returns to the Queen City starting August 18 with fifteen...

Groundbreaking for a Groundbreaking Garden

One of the most encouraging things to witness is a singular vision evolving into a collective realit...

 

Just Beet It!

A freckled, red-haired girl made me try my first beet. It was nestled among the pineapple, raisins, cottage cheese, and sliced pepperoni on the Wendy's buffet. I thought it was odd placement for the c

July 08 2014     Read more...

Blueberries Are Here!

Summer is here and that means all the wonderful flavors of summer have arrived at local farmer's markets, including blueberries. You can buy these antioxidant-rich gems by the bucket and use them in a

June 26 2014     Read more...

Fennel Salad with Fresh Citrus

A second set of eyes is an invaluable tool for a writer. If you stare at a word long enough, something begins to look not quite right. The word fork, for example. The same goes for recipes. Sometimes

April 18 2013     Read more...

Carrot Cake Cookies

I have never met someone who doesn't like carrots. When I was little, Sundays were my favorite day. I loved waking up and going to Publix with my mom to help her grocery shop for the week. This weekl

February 13 2013     Read more...

Spaghetti Squash Benedict

I was first introduced to Spaghetti Squash a few years ago after discovering I had a gluten intolerance. Dissatisfied with other gluten-free pasta varieties (sorry quinoa pasta, you're just not the sa

January 17 2013     Read more...

Morrocan Lamb Tagine

The word tagine has a dual meaning. It can refer to clay cookware—common throughout North Africa—that consists of a shallow, rounded base topped by a conical lid. It can also refer to the traditi

September 28 2012     Read more...

Tomato & Basil Pie

Every year about this time, my phone starts to ring with the same hesitant requests from friends. "Um, I have lots of tomatoes in my garden. Any chance you feel like making some pies?" My answer is a

July 09 2012     Read more...

The Humble Potato

Just before the fourth of July, right as summer truly starts, the potato makes it grand entrance onto the market scene. Twice a year, we in the Carolinas are lucky enough to enjoy fresh potatoes from

June 30 2012     Read more...

Using All That Summer Squash

About this time of year, the squash plants are so productive that a home gardener can scarcely keep up with the yield. One can only slice and grill or pan sauté this summer favorite so many times befo

June 29 2012     Read more...

Food Bites with Sandor Katz

In April, published author and self proclaimed "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz visited the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Asheville to speak and workshop at the Mother Earth News

June 13 2014     Read more...

Food Bites with Dr. Marion Nestle

Dr. Marion Nestle is committed to educating people about food and the world in which they live. More importantly, Dr. Nestle draws people to the intersection of those two things to facilitate change i

March 13 2014     Read more...

Piedmont Culinary Guild: A Food Community in the Works

Connecting Chefs: A Culinary Craigslist The Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG), a newly formed organization created to develop a resource network among Charlotte's food community, met for the second time

September 26 2013     Read more...

Slow Money

Bringing the Principles of Slow Food to Finance In our culture of fast food, fast living, and trying to make a fast buck, a movement is steadily building to slow things down. It started when the Slow

April 19 2013     Read more...

Know Your Food: Questions for Your Farmer

In our fall issue, we worked with Animal Welfare Approved to provide our readers a primer on food labeling. Understanding food labels is a great start, but so is knowing what questions to ask at the F

November 12 2012     Read more...

Everything Starts Somewhere

Lynn Caldwell, of Atherton Market, on new beginnings Beginnings are a beautiful thing. "Once upon a time" is rife with possibilities. Nothing compares to falling in love, and no moment feels more lib

July 01 2012     Read more...

The Farm Bill: Breaking Down 1010 Pages of Policy

What It Is The Farm Bill is a bundle of legislation that deals with a wide range of topics, including: food stamps, soil and water conservation, job creation in agriculture, and local food initiative

June 30 2012     Read more...

Competition Dining Series Returns

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series returns to the Queen City starting August 18 with fifteen head-to-head battles that pit local chefs against each other in a single-elimination tournament. Fi

July 29 2014     Read more...

Charlotte's Freshest Fish Comes to Matthews Farmers Market

If you've picked up a copy of our latest issue, you may have enjoyed the story about Tim Griner, a local fisherman who takes trips out the coast every week to catch fish and bring them back to Charlot

July 25 2014     Read more...

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow

  The world of food is a feast for the senses and the journey from seed to plate a miraculous and wonderful adventure. Thanks to the pleasures of technology, we can now peek behind the scenes at

July 09 2014     Read more...

Bacon & Brews Cruise-In

  Summer is here and the Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG) is celebrating with ice cold beer, classic cars and locally sourced bacon dishes from some of Charlotte's best chefs. On Sunday, June 29

June 18 2014     Read more...

Meat & Cheese 101

Earlier this spring, a small group of dedicated and curious eaters joined Edible Charlotte for the very first "Taste the Cover" event honoring the Meat & Cheese issue which published last December

June 11 2014     Read more...

The Yin and Yang of Chocolate

We were excited to learn about the Yin Yang Truffle's existence as we finished the Early Spring issue; it made our list of new and noteworthy local food products to try and couldn't have been a better

March 20 2014     Read more...

Wood-Fired Innovation

It's a Sunday afternoon and I have made my way to Lincolnton, North Carolina, to make good on an invitation from Brian Rollins, owner of Good Wood Pizza, to join him for a family birthday celebration.

March 19 2014     Read more...

Ready for Spring

On stands now! Edible Charlotte's Spice Rack issue for early spring 2014 is making its way around town. A preview of what's in store: If the endless cold weather hasn't already, we get you primed for

March 07 2014     Read more...

Winter Issue Arrives

In this issue, the people to whom we introduce you are somehow connected to two foods with rich traditions: meat or cheese. They are all also obsessed with quality, and often by history as well. The s

December 12 2013     Read more...

Small City Farm Visit

It's not every day that liking a Facebook post will get you an invitation to someone's house, but that's exactly what happened last month. Kim Shaw of Small City Farm invited me to visit her farm afte

October 09 2013     Read more...

Relishing Raclette

Artisanal cheese making begins with one key ingredient: fresh milk from a dairy farmer. Sometimes, the farmer is also the cheesemaker, with full control over the age-old process that leads to one of o

October 02 2013     Read more...

The Folks at the Yolk

It was a question that evoked a roaring response and quite a few similar answers from the patrons of The Yolk Cafe, a breakfast spot in Rock Hill or, “Team Yolk,” as Chef Greg Collier affectionately r

September 19 2013     Read more...

Fall Issue Arrives

We are really excited to bring you the new issue, which is dedicated to breakfast. Over the last year of publishing edible Charlotte, we realized that the first meal of the day is a gold mine of great

August 30 2013     Read more...

Upstate Food Hub & Farmer Will Harris

This past Monday, our friends at Edible Upcountry hosted the Upstate Food Hub at Greenville Tech's Culinary Institute of the Carolinas. Now in its second year, attendance for this event has swelled pa

February 01 2013     Read more...

Groundbreaking for a Groundbreaking Garden

One of the most encouraging things to witness is a singular vision evolving into a collective reality. That's what happened on July 30, when CMC-Northeast in Concord broke ground on a vegetable garden

August 15 2014     Read more...

Keeping Your Garden Hydrated in Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring well above 90 and even 100, backyard edibles can struggle to grow and produce. Mary Sipe of the Garden Club of Weddington offers some pointers on how to help your plants beat

July 02 2012     Read more...

More From the Young Farmers Photo Shoot

In our first edition (Summer 2012), we ran a piece about several local farms called Back to the Future: Young Farmers, Old Techniques. This article was filled with scenic images from Fairview Farms, P

July 02 2012     Read more...