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

Squash Blossom Recipes

These golden blooms are both beautiful and delicious, and you might even have some growing in your backyard.

Wilmington’s manna Serves Up Heaven-Sent Cocktails

Like its biblical namesake, Wilmington’s manna restaurant is hard to categorize. But somehow, its offerings are exactly what you...

An Ode to the Icebox Cake

Timeless, seasonless, and (shh) technically cakeless, this dessert involves no oven, and no pretensions.

A Beer Lover’s Guide to Wilmington (and the Cape Fear region) in 36 Hours

From the beaches to the riverfront, Wilmington is already a vacation destination. And now local craft brewers have managed...

Topsail Island Iced Tea Recipe

The classic Long Island Iced Tea gets a local twist with nods to products made in North Carolina.

25 Ice Cream Shops in North Carolina to Visit This Summer

Summer tastes best when served in a cone. As you travel throughout North Carolina this season, don’t forget to...

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The best-tasting ice cream requires a little effort. Make strawberry ice cream the old-fashioned way, no hand-crank ice cream...

Carolina Blue Crab Cakes Recipe

Try this recipe for Southern-inspired crab cakes that are hearty, zesty, and have plenty of meat packed in...

The New Southern Seafood Platter

We love a seafood platter in the summertime — especially one that features fresh, local fish. Here, we imagined...