Bundles of Love

For a Venezuelan family in Charlotte, Christmas cooking goes on all month, and then some. But one special tamale-making ritual really brings home the holiday.


The Great Punch Comeback

A new generation has discovered the festive wonders of Grandma’s punch bowl. And holiday spirits have never been brighter.


Two Churches, One Table

Thanksgiving has always been about coming together. For a pair of churches in Wilmington, this year’s holiday menu is inspired by a new cookbook that connects two communities: one historically black, and the other predominantly white.


The Queen of Spruce Pine

This enterprising young woman with strong convictions has created a down-home market marvel through her farm and food.



The vine that twines over fences and through childhood memories lends its aromatic scent and unmistakable taste to grown-up fare.