Chef Bill Smith offers two variations on an old family crab stew recipe: one served with white bread at the bottom of the bowl and the other with cornmeal dumplings.
A Mess of Memories: Chef Bill Smith’s Crab Stew
When it comes to cooking authentic eastern North Carolina crab stew, a celebrated chef, born and raised in New Bern, looks back to his grandmother’s handwritten recipes.
11 Our State Recipes You Loved in March
Cheese, please! Smoky cheese wafers, pimento cheese, and baked mac ’n’ cheese were among your favorite recipes in March. Find out what else made the list.
11 Our State Recipes You Loved in January
Flaky buttermilk drop biscuits, creamy potato and sausage casserole, and soul-warming chicken and cabbage soup were among your favorite recipes in January. Find out what else made the list.
11 Our State Recipes You Loved in June
Blueberry cheesecake, Atlantic Beach pie, and Calabash shrimp were among your favorite recipes in June. Find out what else made the list.
Our State’s 13 Most Popular Recipes of 2021
From creamy, crunchy chocolate walnut pie to melty, cheesy baked spaghetti, these recipes are our readers’ favorites — and ours, too!
The Taste of Summer: Bill Smith’s Simple Tomato Sandwich
The chef behind Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill shows us how a simple summer sandwich can contain multitudes.
Crook’s Corner Shrimp & Grits
Perhaps no version of this Southern classic is more renowned than the one that the late Bill Neal created for Crook’s Corner.