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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 June 14, 2012

A Story About Blue Crabs

Blue Crabs

There was a time in my life when I lived on the St. Johns River, south of Jacksonville, FL in a small place named Switzerland.

We had a dock and a couple of boats and crab traps. The traps would get stuffed with chicken necks and then dropped in the river.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue June 12, 2012

12 Questions For Chef Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck

Although his name evokes fine dining and over-the-top celebrity events, a world-renowned restaurateur has opened a new restaurant in Charlotte: Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar. The chef stopped by to visit recently and cordially answered a few questions about food, flavor – and football.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

An Ode To Olives

Olives growing on the tree.

These are the bread of life:
green as oak leaves,
black as lust.

You can taste the desire
almost from smell,

the stuffed ones with pimientos
offer Christmas year-round.

I can see why the dead
might not like them:

too luscious
for the after-life,

earth
on a platter

that keeps
living and living

like schoolgirls
on a starry night.

WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Meatball Mamas From Around The World

Meatballs.
Credit gavinr/Flickr

This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate not only our own mothers and grandmothers, but all the Moms in our lives, including our own daughters, and daughter in law, the mothers of our grandchildren. Even all the other Moms in our extended family.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Korean Girl Seeks American Food

Kraft macaroni and cheese, an American classic.
Credit smiteme/Flickr

This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Mother’s Special Sandwich

sea turtle/Flickr

This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Mother’s Special Sandwich

sea turtle/Flickr

This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Momma’s Circle Of Love

Roast beef

This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

My parents grew up poor and began their marriage in the Depression.  Over time they became wealthy, but Momma remained frugal.  She could not bring herself to buy an expensive cut of meat, and no leftover ever went unused.  That is why it was so special when, for Momma’s 70th Christmas, her ex-daughter-in-law gave her a standing rib roast of prime beef.  She even hired the city’s top chef to show Momma how to cook it.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Munching On Central

Restaurant owner Jamile Shiekh is a refuge from Somalia who moved to Charlotte in the mid-1990s.
Tanner Latham www.wfae.org

We’re still talking about the chicken suqaar from Jamile’s.

Yes, the shrimp rolls at Ben Thahn (Vietnamese) were fresh and delicious. And the tres leches and flan from El Purgarcito (Salvadoran) sweetly capped our afternoon.

But Jamile’s (Somali) chicken suqaar—a stewed chicken dish prepared with greens, salad lettuces, and spongy bread called canjeero—was flat out phenomenal.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Waiting

 Julie with her kids picking strawberries at Carrigan Farms last Mother's Day.Edit | Remove

 
This entry is one of our Mother’s Day contest winners. We asked readers for their favorite food memory about mom.

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