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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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WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu April 5, 2012

The Passover Table

Credit Flickr/aprillynn77

There’s an old joke about Jewish holidays, and what they signify. It goes like this: “They tried to kill us; they couldn’t; let’s eat.”

This is an admittedly simplistic statement, but it fittingly describes Passover, the solemn yet joyous holiday that takes place each spring.

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WFAEats
1:27 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Strawberries Arrive Early

Ripening Strawberries.
Credit Flickr/sigusr0

Strawberry pie. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry jam. Strawberry margarita. Strawberry ice cream. Strawberry cheesecake. Strawberry smoothie.

This Bubba Blue-like moment is brought to you by my giddy anticipation of strawberry season. If, like me, you enjoy strawberries in their many delicious concoctions, rejoice! Thanks to a La Nina winter the strawberry crop will come early and abundantly in most areas of the state according to the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Marsh Madness

Homemade marshmallows.
Credit Flickr/poppet with a camera.

The world of food has never been more competitive. Top chefs, iron chefs and cake bosses are stepping up to challenges on chopping blocks all around the U.S. and abroad.

And if you’ve been asking yourself, “When will we have a competition for the most amazing and exotic marshmallow?” we have your answer. It’s happening right now and it’s called MARSH Madness.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Weighing Healthy Choices In The School Lunch Line

Freedom of choice? Cupcakes offered along with fruit.
Erin Sutton

Cindy Ayers takes great pride in her kitchen. She keeps everything clean and well organized. She has to – she feeds hundreds of Elementary school kids every day. Ayers is the Cafeteria Manager at Highland Creek Elementary and oversees the preparation and serving of about 800 meals daily, including breakfast and after school snacks. But the real haul comes at lunchtime when 600-700 kids buy a school made lunch (out of 1200 enrolled). We visited the cafeteria on an ordinary Tuesday to see how it all goes down.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

A Colorful Stroll Through A Spice Bazaar In Istanbul

Spice counter at the Spice Bazaar
Ilke McAliley

I got off the tram with my mom and another thirty people at the Eminonu stop and was pushed right in the middle of a sea of busy, impatient Istanbulians.  I stopped for a while to get my bearings, and then we headed towards YeniCami (New Mosque).

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Easy Raspberry And Lemon Scone Recipe

Before baking and after.
Credit Megan Leanderson

Something about warmer weather just begs for brunch.  And since the real goal is to get out and enjoy spring, an easy scone recipe is the perfect way to greet the morning and get on with your day.

Easy Raspberry and Lemon Scone Recipe

Ingredients:

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

A Snapshot Of Craft Beer In Charlotte

Three pints of beer.
Credit Flickmor/Flickr


Wondering where to find a great beer in Charlotte? An emerging community of craft beer drinkers, local breweries and shops are filling the void of quality beer in the Queen City. We take a look at the craft beer scene here now and where we came from.

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WFAEats
11:22 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Eat Honey, Bee Local

Bees scare me.   I feel foolish that something so small and generally uninterested in my presence would cause me to act in ways that call my sanity into question.  I’ve leapt from my automobile, removed clothing in public, and screamed like a girlie girl (which I am not) in response to an unwelcomed visitor.

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WFAEats
1:39 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Talk Soup

Shrimp Bisque
Credit Island Vittles / Flickr

  It may not be ‘soup’ weather but we’re not letting that stop us from exploring this tasty comfort food. This month's Charlotte Talks’ food show dove in with a full hour on soup – from understanding the process behind the most basic stocks and broths to more complex flavors and combinations.

Recipes for Shrimp Bisque with rice and 5 spice Butternut Squash Soup

Recipes from Jennifer Gallagher, Assistant Professor at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte.

Shrimp Bisque with rice
Yield 2 quarts

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WFAEats
4:40 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Heritage And Heirloom... Chickens?

When you hear the words “heritage” and “heirloom” what comes to mind? For Chef Steve Pope, it’s chickens.

Pope will be visiting Charlotte’s 7th Street Public Market this Sunday, March 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, for a special tasting, lecture and demonstration event.

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