From the best down home food recipes in North Carolina to dining and chef profiles, Our State magazine captures the flavor of North Carolina.

The History of Tomato Clubs

The early roots of 4-H and home demonstration can be traced to tomatoes.

The Italian Connection

Despite the 5,000 miles between us, our state shares a few things in common with Italy: beautiful beaches; warm,...

Hursey’s Bar-B-Q

Barbecue is nothing without a pit, sauce, family, and a legend. For the Hurseys, it all began one night...

Goodness Guaranteed

Tried-and-true ideas from Raleigh’s Junior League for your next brunch, lunch, party, or picnic.

Raleighwood Melon-tini

Summer is the season for this refreshing cocktail made with pureed fresh watermelon.

Update a Classic: Tomato Sandwich

Sure, the sandwich of summer is wonderful just the way it is — only fresh tomatoes, mayonnaise, and bread....

Savoring Our Summer Food, The Tomato

Tomatoes, much like summer, must be cherished, savored, enjoyed for as long as possible.

Cattails Restaurant Offers a Changeup in Ballpark Cuisine

This isn’t your usual ballpark fare. It’s a culinary curveball. So toss the peanuts; you don’t need ’em...

Company’s Coming Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Your company may never leave once you impress them with this decadent dish.