Sheri Castle

Sheri Castle hails from Watauga County, but came down off the mountain to go to Carolina and now lives in Fearrington Village. She is a writer, recipe developer, cooking teacher, and popular public speaker. She is fueled by mountains, excellent bourbon, farmers’ markets, and searching for the right word. Sheri believes that stories happen only to those who can tell them. Check her out at shericastle.com.

Eats

13 of Our Favorite Sundae Drives

Are you an ice cream purist, perfectly pleased with classic chocolate or vanilla? Or an adventurer, always on the hunt for new flavors? Our summertime bucket list of 13 sweet spots — a scooper’s dozen! — has something for everyone.

Features

Ode to a German Johnson

Slice ’em! Stack ’em! Eat ’em like an apple! North Carolina’s quintessential tomato is the pick of the season.

Home & Garden

Merry Elegance

Christmas 1923 was Katharine Reynolds’s last at Reynolda House. The holiday was a private time for this family of public prominence, yet through menu cards and mementos archived at the estate, we glimpse a time of splendid celebration and one woman’s generous spirit.

Eats

Best Dressed

In the meat-and-12 feast that is Thanksgiving, one side dish reigns supreme: dressing. On North Carolina tables, the savory staple is a tribute to regional ingredients and traditions. We’re grateful for every last bite — just don’t call it stuffing.

Restaurant

Beyond the Valley

In Sapphire, a majestic box canyon — the largest one east of the Mississippi — provides a feast for the eyes, and the first taste of Canyon Kitchen’s seasonal, sensory experience.

Recipes

Calabash Shrimp

You don’t have to go to the beach for a plate of piping hot shrimp and hush puppies.

Features

Ronnie’s Got the Goods

Everything at Ronnie’s Country Store in Winston-Salem takes you back and fills you up. On that, even our poets and politicians can agree.

Eats

All Rise

Heirloom grains are enjoying a renaissance, as are the traditions of the people who bring the taste of the past back to life.

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