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

Love by the Slice: PieBird in Raleigh

It’s not on the menu, but PieBird’s crusted offerings have led to at least one trip down the aisle.

A Foothills Twist on Pie: The Sonker

Born of mysterious origins — each family’s recipe different from the next — this sweet, deep-dish confection is a...

Perfect Pound Cake

James Beard Award-winning author James Villas explains why the deceptively simple pound cake holds such an esteemed place in...

Easy as Pie (or a Piece of Cake?)

Nancie McDermott — a North Carolina author who wrote the book(s) on Southern cakes and pies — weighs in...

B.L.T. Pasta Salad Recipe

Enjoy the delicious flavors of a B.L.T. in this pasta salad from Saint James United Methodist Cooks.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

A smear of honey butter on these sweet potato biscuits makes them extra delicious. Try this recipe from Saint...

Mrs. Deberry’s Butter Bean Casserole

Do you love butter beans? Try Mrs. Deberry's Butter Bean Casserole from St. James United Methodist Church's cookbook.

Burgers & Bottle Caps: Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar

At Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar in Cary, choose from more than 250 bottled sodas to enjoy with...

McCall’s Bar-B-Que

These two men do barbecue on a big scale, but not by sacrificing quality. In barbecue-loving Goldsboro, they wouldn’t...