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 Speedway Club Puts a New Spin on ‘Fast’ Food

Inside the Speedway Club, where fine dinin’ and rowdy racin’ collide.

Slow-Cooked Pork Roast with Figs

This simple recipe for slow-cooked pork will bring big flavor to your table. Sweet figs and savory herbs and...

A Chef’s Life, A Chef’s Town

Vivian Howard and her television show have transformed downtown Kinston into a mecca for culinary pilgrims. Now, the chef...

Pecan Pie, Just Like Grandma Makes It

We might all pronounce “pecan” differently, but at least we can agree that pecan pie is the one dessert...

An Apple Tree Grows in Asheville

In Beer City USA, Urban Orchard Cider Company offers an unexpected alternative.

Finding The Perfect Blend at Native Vines Winery

At the country’s first Native American-owned winery, the best things come from a blend: of grapes, of lives, of...

To Everything, a Southern Season

Chapel Hill’s gourmet wonderland celebrates 40 years of coffee, cookware, chocolate, cheese, and everything in between.

Apple Cheddar Crisp 

Apples and cheese? Trust us. Serve this crisp as a side — or as a dessert, with a scoop...

Roasted Vegetable Salad With Goat Cheese

Round up an array of vegetables in fall colors, then add goat cheese.