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

Easter Basket Memories

Hope Yancey's memorable childhood Easter baskets held more than just candy and eggs.

Mashed Rutabagas

Food blogger Steve Gordon visits his local farmers market for this fresh, flavorful side dish.

Bum’s Restaurant

The Dennis family doesn’t brag about its barbecue. Woodsmoke wafting through downtown Ayden is glory enough.

Front Street Brewery’s List: 9 Beers Every North Carolinian Should Try

Wilmington's Front Street Brewery's staff collaborates to create their own list of N.C. beers not to miss.

Charlotte Beer Tour: A Weekend Guide to Breweries in the Queen City

Great beer destinations can be found throughout the Charlotte metro area, from Fort Mill, S.C. all the way up...

Garlicky Baby Collard Green Pesto with Parmesan and Cracked Black Pepper Grit Cakes

Dress up your grits with this fun and fresh recipe from food blogger Kiersten Frase.

A Crafty Move: The Time Warner Cable Arena Beer Garden

Support local breweries while supporting North Carolina's favorite NBA team.

Strawberry Syrup Recipe

Enjoy summer all year long with Steve Gordon's canned strawberry syrup recipe.

Foothills Brewery’s List: 9 Beers Every North Carolinian Should Try

Jamie Bartholomaus, President & Brewmaster at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, N.C. describes his favorite beers from across the state....