Food

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


Whiskey Apple Pie

This apple pie recipe has a slight twist — add whiskey like the old-timers did at the James K....

A Carolina Cake Tour

Five iconic North Carolina cakes lead us on a sweet stroll across The Old North State — from the...

Ocracoke Fig Preserves Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Most bakers use the type of jam or preserve that is most plentiful in that place. So it stands...

Muscadine Wine Cake

The oldest cultivated grapevine in North America grows on the northern tip of Roanoke Island. Affectionately known as The...

Cheerwine Pound Cake

Cheerwine pound cake might sound like a novelty, but it is a seriously good and proper pound cake, worthy...

Black Walnut Pound Cake with Old-Fashioned Penuche Frosting

Try this classic brown-sugar pound cake studded with the delicious nuts and crowned with a veneer of old-fashioned penuche...

Appalachian Apple Stack Cake

For generations, families and communities have come together around this traditional Mountain dessert.

Tar Heel Pie Recipe

Cure your sweet tooth craving with this Tar Heel Pie recipe from Nancie McDermott's Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty...

My Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake

For a quintessential North Carolina dessert, try James Villas Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake recipe.