We’re taking one Southern staple and spinning it two ways: One recipe is traditional while the other features an unexpected twist. Whether you’re craving a classic comfort or looking for a new favorite, Bitesize has you covered with these NC-inspired dishes.


Traditional Southern Collards

The pros know that the best way to serve this classic side is with a hearty piece of cornbread.


Collard Pesto Pasta Salad

Use local collard greens to give your next pasta salad a pop of color.


Creamy Seafood Stew

If you can’t decide which kind of seafood you’re in the mood for, this rich and flavorful stew won’t make you choose.


Shrimp Salad Recipe

Inspired by a dish at one of recipe developer Lynn Wells’s favorite coastal restaurants: The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery in Beaufort.


Pecan-Crusted Flounder

We recommend using North Carolina flounder — and North Carolina pecans, too.


6 Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Eastern NC to Try This Summer

These farm-to-table restaurants in eastern North Carolina feature only the best and freshest local ingredients from farms around their communities and across the state, so their menus change as frequently as the weather.


Lump Crab Cakes with Dijon-Dill Sauce

We love blue crabs for the important part they play in our state’s fishing industry — and for their unbeatable flavor.