Thelma Golden Talks Creativity and Cooking With Ghetto Gastro in the Culinary Collective’s Debut Cookbook. Read an Excerpt (and Recipes) Here

What Is This, Velvet? What Is This, Velvet? Excerpted from Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen by Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker, with Osayi Endolyn (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2022. Photo by Nayquan Shuler. You can find red velvet cake in most Black neighborhoods, especially in Harlem. It’s often a capstone to celebratory … Read more

Make Claire Saffitz’s No-Bake Grapefruit Bars From ‘What’s for Dessert’

No-Bake Grapefruit Bars Yields 12 bar Ingredients: • Melted butter for the pan• 6 ounces (170g) graham crackers (about 11 sheets)• 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (2.5 oz / 71g), melted and cooled• 2 tablespoons plus ½ cup sugar (4.4 oz / 125g)• Several pinches of kosher salt• 1⅔ cups heavy cream (14oz / 400g)• 1 … Read more

Pennsylvania chef Chris Scott talks the sweet and sour flavors of Amish soul food | Nation

PHILADELPHIA — Hot pepper sauce watermelon salad, a blend of the fibrous summer fruit plus a generous helping of crunchy cucumbers doused with salt, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce, sits at the heart of chef Chris Scott’s definition of Amish soul food cooking. “My grandmother used to take watermelon, hit it with some salt … Read more

How to Preserve Carrots for Long-Term Storage | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Carrots are available year-round in grocery stores if they are not in your garden or produce stand. If they are not exposed to extreme freezing, you may have them in your garden through December or later. According to Jason Lilley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, root vegetables left in the garden maintain freshness better than … Read more

Weekender Oct. 7-9: Asian festival, dog show, food drive and lots of music

Dragon boat racing is one of the most popular attractions at the annual Asian Festival to be held on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREA LEE Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. For events that repeat weekly, … Read more