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Healing Through Challah Bread

After a fast-paced career in restaurant kitchens, a Greensboro chef found peace in baking at home. During Hanukkah and other Jewish holidays, her challah helps people across the country slow down and focus on faith and family.

Counter Culture

At the turn of the 20th century, most North Carolinians were more familiar with lunch counters and soda fountains than with delicatessens. Yet as the state grew and new cultural influences arrived, the deli became an indelible part of our culinary landscape — and it continues to evolve.

Barbecue, Born & Bred

A pitmaster in Chowan County was raised on North Carolina pork. At Old Colony Smokehouse in Edenton, he draws on his family’s heritage — as well as barbecue traditions from across the South.

The Butcher Knows Best

An old-school butcher can tell you everything you need to know about meat and how to cook it. Across the state, these masters of the craft are passing their cleavers to a new generation — but they’re not hanging up their aprons just yet.

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