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Welcome to WFAEats - a fun adventure where we explore all things tasty and interesting in the Charlotte food scene. We want to share stories, recipes and culinary escapades and hear about yours!

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11:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

In Good Taste: When No Means No Second Helpings

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer

Dear Etta Kate: I'm an accomplished cook. My brunch and dinner guests are often reluctant to take second portions of the dishes I'm serving, even once they've happily devoured everything on their plates. Aren't they just being polite? I want to insist they eat more. 

Signed, Generosity

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9:55 am
Fri April 10, 2015

'No Kid Hungry': Bake Sales In April

nokidhungry.org

Here’s the perfect excuse to indulge in cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats this month: the annual Great American Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry.

Across the U.S., community groups in backyards and businesses are selling baked goods to raise funds for the organization that works to alleviate child hunger, which affects as many as 1 in 5 children.

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4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Don't Panic: The Perfect Passover

Chocolate matzo
Amy Rogers

After 5,000 years, you’d think we’d know how to deal. But here it comes again, and some of us are still unprepared for Passover, the feast that commemorates the biblical story of Exodus.

Fortunately, help is at hand – and as close as your bookstore.

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9:56 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Easter Eats And Sweets

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Quick! What do dinosaurs, Spiderman, and Hello Kitty have in common?

They’re all edible candy creations you can buy for Easter enjoyment. No longer will you be limited to plain, old jelly beans or boring bunnies for your sweet treats.

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11:06 am
Fri March 20, 2015

In Good Taste: When No Means No In The Kitchen

Kitchen Interior, c. 1565
attributed to Martin Van Cleve/Google Cultural Institute

Dear Etta Kate: I always offer to help my hosts clean up after a meal. Once everyone is finished eating, I quietly stand up, take my plate to the kitchen, then ask others if I can do the same. Usually my hostess protests. Why?

Signed, Astonished Guest

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2:17 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Eating And Writing Italian: From Rome To Sicily To Home

Tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce.
LPrzybylek/Wikimedia Commons

Food is the center of an Italian's life. Breakfast, lunch and supper each hold their own palatable pleasures. Then there are those wonderful holiday meals, and in between them feast days, where we celebrate with delicious sauces: Marinara, Pesto, Bolognese, Carbonara – the list goes on. One of these delectable tastes will cover lush, chewy pasta of choice for the day. I haven't even mentioned the antipasti, vegetables, meats, poultry, seven different fishes we have each Christmas Eve, all followed by dolci, sweets.

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10:40 am
Thu March 5, 2015

An Accidental Pot-Pie

Joanne Joy

Our recent cold snap in the Piedmont has guided me back to my roots in search of dependable comfort food. Here in the South, you can’t go wrong with a slow-cooked pork shoulder or a pot-pie.

Pork has been a celebrated part of North Carolina’s history for centuries. During the early settlement of the state, pigs were a staple on the farm because they were easier and more cost-effective to raise than cattle.

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1:01 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

No Bologna! Here's A Prime Wiener Story

E. Pennsboro Twp. Police

I’m not a huge fan of eating hot dogs, but when it comes to stories about them, count me in.

My last wiener installment for WFAEats, titled “A ‘Frank’ Story of Survival,” involved a petrified weenie from my mother’s kitchen. Fifty years ago it rolled under her dishwasher and into family legend.

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10:40 am
Thu February 19, 2015

'Deli Man' Film Will Delight

Credit Cohen Media

What’s not to love? Here’s a film about food that’s guaranteed to get your juices flowing.

Deli Man tells the story of Ziggy Gruber, a French-trained chef who returned to his family’s culinary roots to make his mark in the delicatessen business. The film is part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival’s 2015 line-up.

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3:02 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Your Valentine's Stories: The Trouble With Love

smbuckley23 Flickr/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

There was no trouble between us then, though we both knew there would be. We were young, or at least I was. I was fifteen and three quarters and, while no stranger to crushes, I was new to the whole falling in love thing. He was too old for me, my mom said, because a couple of years difference at that age is not OK. But he was so nice. And so handsome, and he treated me like I was something valuable, fragile as glass.

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