Food news roundup

‘Twas two days before Christmas and the food section at The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) offers that perennial morning crowd-feeder, the breakfast casserole. But these recipes aren’t stuffed with bacon and sausage, offering an unusual take on the dish. Read more here.

In the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, food editor Kathleen Purvis ponders the thought that there are many traditional Southern cakes, but not so many cookies. Find out the answer here.

If Grandma ran over a reindeer instead of the other way around, try a recipe for venison chili in the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal. It’s here.

The Chicago Tribune offers guidance on wine splurges for the holidays. Get your corkscrew and head here.

Judy Walker at the New Orleans Times Picayune picks up her crystal goblet and looks at food trends for 2010. Thank goodness pork belly will still be “in.” Read more here.


A few days ago, I mentioned an article from The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. in which a chef talked about the use of local seafood at the Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City, N.C. Today’s N&O has a correction to the article I quoted. The owner says the restaurant’s shrimp comes from domestic waters and the crab is both domestic and imported.

I’m glad to correct the facts of the article I quoted, but my point still stands: Know where your food comes from, and support local producers.