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

Smithfield’s Hills of Snow Serves Summer by the Spoonful

It may be July, but the weather forecast in Smithfield is calling for snow.

Gas Station Gourmet at Jake’s Good Eats

Once just a stop on the way to somewhere else, Jake’s Good Eats has turned a former service station...

Strawberry Tiramisu Drink

In Italian, tiramisù means "lift me up." This interpretation of the classic dessert appears in liquid form and is...

Classic Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a staple of any Southern summer function. Before your next get-together, make this recipe that will...

El’s Drive-In in Morehead City Serves Classic Carhop Cuisine

At El's, the drive-in hasn't given way to the drive-thru.

6 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Try This Summer

With the promise of summer comes a bounty of produce integrated into the dishes at NC farm-to-table restaurants. Try...

Blackened Fish Tacos with Carolina Peach Salsa

Satisfying and easy to make, these fish tacos topped with peach salsa are perfect for a summer supper.

Peach Tea Cocktail

At the height of summer, nothing tastes better than fresh peaches — that is, until you add them to...

Fried Green Tomato Sauce Recipes

Making fried green tomatoes couldn’t be easier: Simply slice a couple of large green tomatoes, dip them first in...