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One Big Backyard Bean Party

The idea struck some as odd at first. Nevertheless, Lloyd and Frances Shore persisted. Now, a crowd gathers every May in Durham County to spoon up a special kind of camaraderie — and, of course, beans.

A Fisherman’s Muse

Ramona came to Dean Dosher as a kind of daydream, so he built her from memory and vintage parts. Now, when he pilots her along the Lockwood Folly River, the journey is a homecoming and a discovery.

5 Buffet Restaurants Serving Up Sunday Supper

You get what you get and you don’t fuss a bit. That’s the golden rule at a home-cooked Sunday supper. But at a buffet, the meal is all about choice — turnip or mustard greens? Fried chicken or ham? Mac ’n’ cheese or macaroni salad? — even if you choose a little of everything. These five restaurants know that on Sunday, a full plate is a full heart.

Glam Ham

Whether elegantly glazed, pinned with pineapple, or shellacked with Cheerwine, ’tis the season for fancy hams.

Life of the Party

In North Carolina, the holiday season doesn’t really get rolling until the sausage balls arrive. Yet, even here, the origin of the recipe remains a mystery.

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