Erin Keever http://wfae.org en Michael Pollan Wants You To Start Cooking http://wfae.org/post/michael-pollan-wants-you-start-cooking <p>He has been called a &quot;food guru,&quot;&nbsp;&quot;high priest of food,&quot; and even a &quot;food god.&quot; Food writer, journalist and activist Michael Pollan&nbsp;was in Charlotte this week and sat down with Mike Collins, host of WFAE&#39;s&nbsp;Charlotte Talks.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:00:01 +0000 Erin Keever 36798 at http://wfae.org Michael Pollan Wants You To Start Cooking Explore The Gathering Power Of Food With WFAE http://wfae.org/post/explore-gathering-power-food-wfae <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;Due to great response, this event is now sold out. We hope to see you at another WFAE event in the future.</em></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:26:36 +0000 Erin Keever 29999 at http://wfae.org Explore The Gathering Power Of Food With WFAE Michael Graves Talks Design http://wfae.org/post/michael-graves-talks-design <p>Food meets design with Michael Graves. The internationally-renowned designer and architect has designed lines of toasters, timers, tea pots and more kitchen essentials for Target, and now for JC&nbsp;Penny's.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:21:30 +0000 Erin Keever 25916 at http://wfae.org Michael Graves Talks Design A Southern Food Bracket For The Basketball Deficient http://wfae.org/post/southern-food-bracket-basketball-deficient <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want to get into the fun of <strong>March Madness</strong> but aren't much of a basketball fan, Garden &amp; Gun Magazine has the bracket for you - a <a href="http://gardenandgun.com/southern-food-bracket">Southern Food Bracket</a>. They're matching up favorite foods from different regions for a 'Battle of the Brands.'</span></p><p>Representing North Carolina, we've got hometown standbys like Lance Toast Chee Crackers, Mt. Olive Pickles, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and of course, Cheerwine.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:32:18 +0000 Erin Keever 23623 at http://wfae.org A Southern Food Bracket For The Basketball Deficient Charlotte Restaurant Roundup http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-restaurant-roundup <p>Today on <a href="http://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-food-critics">Charlotte Talks</a>, Mike Collins and our panel of food writers discussed their favorite restaurants around town. We jumped all over from the latest in Charlotte craft beer to ethnic cuisine to new and old favorites. We've got a list of all the restaurants mentioned on the show. We were scribbling feverishly so you didn't have to! You can listen to the restaurant roundup with food writers Helen Schwab, Patricia Childress and Heidi Billotto <a href="http://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-food-critics">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 8172 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Restaurant Roundup Confessions Of A Picky Eater Turned Foodie http://wfae.org/post/confessions-picky-eater-turned-foodie <p>Did you feed your dog Brussels sprouts under the table as a kid? Stage negotiations with your mother – five more peas in exchange for dessert? Maybe as an adult you’ve skirted menu items to avoid mushrooms or suffered chicken salad at a picnic so as not to offend your host. We all have our particular food aversions; some more than others, but what makes a picky eater? Stephanie Lucianovic knows first hand. Now a self-proclaimed foodie, she considers herself a picky eater in recovery. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 2101 at http://wfae.org Confessions Of A Picky Eater Turned Foodie The Science Of Flavor http://wfae.org/post/science-flavor <p>How the heck do they get watermelon bubble gum to taste the way it does? That particular flavor doesn&rsquo;t exist in nature, but it does remind me of watermelon. The same for strawberry, cherry, orange&hellip; but grape &ndash; that tastes nothing like the plump little things you pull off the vine. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 2306 at http://wfae.org The Science Of Flavor Summer Squash And Zucchini Galore! http://wfae.org/post/summer-squash-and-zucchini-galore <p>If your garden has supplied you with a whole boatload of zucchini and squash like mine has, you may be wondering what to do with all of it. You&rsquo;ve pawned it off on your neighbors and co-workers but you&rsquo;re still flush with squash. Well, we have a few suggestions.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 2307 at http://wfae.org Summer Squash And Zucchini Galore! Mutant Strawberries! They’re Big, But How Do They Taste? http://wfae.org/post/mutant-strawberries-they-re-big-how-do-they-taste <p>Portions and foods in general are getting bigger and bigger, but this is ridiculous. My fiance brought home some freak, mutant strawberries last week. I had to share the photo because I didn&rsquo;t know you could actually buy strawberries this big. I thought they were the subjects of &ldquo;whoa, look at that thing&rdquo; ribbons at the state fair or perhaps B- horror movies (Attack of the Killer Strawberries?) Is this the result of some kind of nuclear radiation or genetically modified seeds grown with steroid fertilizer? I decided to investigate.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 2640 at http://wfae.org Mutant Strawberries! They’re Big, But How Do They Taste? A Quest For Chicken & Waffles In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/quest-chicken-waffles-charlotte <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="" caption="Roscoe's is well-known for chicken and waffles, but it wasn't the first. " class="wysiwyg-asset-image" fid="217" image_style="card_280" uri="public://201208/roscoes.jpg" contenteditable="false"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wfae/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/roscoes.jpg"><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="cp-si-credit pi_assets-none">&nbsp;</div><div class="cp-si-caption">Roscoe's is well-known for chicken and waffles, but it wasn't the first.</div></di Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:13:28 +0000 Erin Keever 2657 at http://wfae.org A Quest For Chicken & Waffles In Charlotte