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

Chocolate-Chipotle Mustard Cakes and Buttermilk & Lusty Monk Altar Boy Honey Mustard Ice Cream

Use an Asheville-made mustard in new ways in this dish created by the Got the Be NC Competition Dining...

Rum and Pepsi Float

North Carolinians have enjoyed Pepsi for over 100 years. This summer, try this delectable Pepsi cocktail that's sure to...

Carolina Classic: The Tomato

There's nothing like a delicious, ripe tomato in the summertime. Explore the different ways you can enjoy tomatoes across...

Brunch in Winston-Salem:
Sweet Potatoes & Mary’s Gourmet Diner

If you're spending the weekend in the Triad, you don't want to miss brunch in Winston-Salem. We take a...

See Jane Bake

This mother-daughter team offers divine desserts in Greater Charlotte.

Blue-Ribbon Beverage: NOFO’s Bloody Mary

NOFO’s award-winning Bloody Mary is a triumph for its customers, too.

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...