Making honeysuckle sorbet in an ice cream maker

Honeysuckle Sorbet

Chef Bill Smith’s wildly popular honeysuckle sorbet garnered a cult following each spring at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. Now, you can make it for yourself.

Honeysuckle sorbet

A Taste of Honey

Remember plucking honeysuckle blossoms off the vine for that single drop of nectar? Every spring, diners clamored for a Chapel Hill restaurant’s honeysuckle sorbet, nearly as fleeting as the real thing and every bit as sweet.

Top Chefs

In honor of our quiz contributor’s 35th year with Our State, we have a special, digitally exclusive extension of the January 2024 issue’s quiz. Put your knowledge to the test to see how well you know North Carolina chefs.