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

Asian Fusion Kitchen Brings a Taste of Laos to Morganton

The bright flavors of Southeast Asia find a home in the foothills of North Carolina.

A Sauce for All Seasons: George’s Sauces

In Nashville, a family celebrates the 40th anniversary of the barbecue sauce that goes with everything.

Unearthed: Fullsteam Brewery Beers Showcase Plow-to-Pint Ethos

Fullsteam Brewery emphasizes local ingredients in its beer. Learn about what's on tap with our guide and in...

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Put a spin on the traditional apple doughnut by using hard cider from Durham-based Bull City Ciderworks as an...

Gin Revived at Southern Artisan Spirits

Two Kings Mountain natives waken a sleeping gin industry.

Watermelon Arnold Palmer Recipe

Lemon-melon ice cubes make this classic beverage even more refreshing. Add a straw, and sip.

Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Orange juice gives this light summer dessert a bright flavor.

Grilled Fish Tacos With Watermelon Pico de Gallo

This sweet and hot relish is the perfect topping for fresh North Carolina fish tacos. For the best texture,...

Minty Watermelon & Cucumber Salad Recipe

A cool and simple salad for family reunions, church gatherings, or any weeknight supper.