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Spagetti Sopressata Bake

This week I’ve had a need for a spagetti bake.  Who knows why–comfort, memory, noodle casserole desire. I just wanted one. I let some intuition do the driving here as I wasn’t quite sure what I was up to but had a good inkling of where it was going to head.  This is not a quick recipe but it is rewarding […]

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Fundraising with Friends, Co-Starring Chocolate and Pork

Warning, if you are a strong vegetarian onwards you should know I am a great omnivore and only have respect for my foodsources. This article is highly doused in the art of pork and I hope you will still love me in the end. I think I’m finally fully out of my meat-choco-coma. It took […]

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Table Talk with Ciao Italia’s Mary Ann Esposito

[Charlotte Shout](http://charlotteshout.com) culminated it’s month long September activity list with a [culinary arts showdown](http://charlotteshout.com/nav.cfm?cat=44&subcat=211). One of the guest chefs for the event, Mary Ann Esposito of [Ciao Italia](http://ciaoitalia.com/). Mary Ann and her daughter-in-law / scheduler extraordinaire Jennifer Esposito met with me for a lunch at [Ratcliffe on the Green](http://ratcliffeonthegreen.com). The conversation coursed around [Slow Food](http://slowfoodusa.org), […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice in Charlotte

>In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. Luckily our Alice had the company of some adoring fans from our own celebrity chefs, the [Slow Food community](http://slowfoodcharlotte.org), and the [public at large](http://www.charlotteobserver.com/192/story/303217.html). From September 26th through 27th, Chef Alice Waters visited Charlotte, […]

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Alice Waters & the Edible Schoolyard

[Alice Waters Lecture Tickets](http://shop.slowfoodcharlotte.org) In supporting a better set of food choices I participate heavily in [Slow Food Charlotte](http://slowfoodcharlotte.org). A group that by definition is working to hook up those in the fields to those who utilize their products; including keeping biodiversity alive in a world of constant consolidation. Natalie & Cassie of [Grateful Growers](http://ggfarm.com) […]

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Slow Food Charlotte Terra Madre Recap

On Wednesday the local Slow Food Charlotte convivia gathered at the Art Institute of Charlotte to hear about the travels of the delegates that went to Terra Madre. They tasted and witnessed a panorama of culinary delights. They also got charged by the passion of the thousands of agri people who were in attendance and […]

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Caffe Fresco Flossies Blend

Caffe Fresco has brought out a nice blend that can function in any role from espresso to press. Tony has done this by making a fairly bold blend that teeters into the french roast arena. This lets it stand up and not get lost on any of the levels. After touring some Yirgs this coffee […]

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