Food http://wunc.org en Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress http://wunc.org/post/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-or-tamp-down-stress Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:27:00 +0000 editor 38913 at http://wunc.org Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress Vivian Howard Accepts Peabody Award For 'A Chef's Life' http://wunc.org/post/vivian-howard-accepts-peabody-award-chefs-life <p></p><p>North Carolina chef accepted a prestigious award last night for a TV series that chronicles her life and her cooking.&nbsp;&nbsp; Vivian Howard is co-owner of &nbsp;"Chef and the Farmer," a fine dining restaurant in Kinston, N.C.&nbsp; She and the television crew that makes the series "A Chef's Life" accepted&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">one of broadcasting's highest honors, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peabody Award, in New York.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:41:15 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Eric Mennel 35795 at http://wunc.org Vivian Howard Accepts Peabody Award For 'A Chef's Life' Ashley Christensen Of Poole's Downtown Diner Wins James Beard Award http://wunc.org/post/ashley-christensen-pooles-downtown-diner-wins-james-beard-award <p>Chef Ashley Christensen <a href="https://www.jamesbeard.org/sites/default/files/attachments/050414_JBF_AWARD_WINNERS_LIST.pdf">won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast.</a> The news was announced Monday.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 30897 at http://wunc.org Ashley Christensen Of Poole's Downtown Diner Wins James Beard Award North Carolinians Are Stocking Up Before The Storm http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinians-are-stocking-storm <p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is calling for an ice storm, not unlike one that crippled the state in 2002. Home and business owners are on the lookout for rock salt, but they're having trouble finding it.</p><p></p><p>Eileen Beatty manages Pope True Value Hardware in Durham. She says winter inventory has gotten slim since the last snowstorm.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“We don't have anything here. All the salt is gone. Kerosene heaters are gone. Electric heaters are gone. I got two snow shovels left... Two saucers and two sleds,” Beatty said. “And that's it.”</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:40:36 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30445 at http://wunc.org North Carolinians Are Stocking Up Before The Storm Ditching Tater Tots For Kale: The 'Cafeteria Man' Transforms School Menus http://wunc.org/post/ditching-tater-tots-kale-cafeteria-man-transforms-school-menus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Tony Geraci is best known as "Cafeteria Man." He is on a mission to transform menus at school cafeterias and give students healthier options. He launched a farm-to-school program in Contoocook N.H. Then he went on to make changes in larger school systems in Baltimore and Memphis.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:41:48 +0000 Carol Jackson & Laura Lee 29045 at http://wunc.org Ditching Tater Tots For Kale: The 'Cafeteria Man' Transforms School Menus To The People, Food Is Heaven http://wunc.org/post/people-food-heaven-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Audra Ang worked as a foreign correspondent for the AP in Beijing, China for seven years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27687 at http://wunc.org To The People, Food Is Heaven Cookbook Series Takes A Tour Of Southern Cuisine http://wunc.org/post/cookbook-series-takes-tour-southern-cuisine <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; font-size: 11pt;">In</span><span style="background:white;font-size:11.0pt"> the South, food has purposes beyond sustenance and certain items like biscuits, buttermilk, and bacon are sacred.&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:13:57 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22709 at http://wunc.org Cookbook Series Takes A Tour Of Southern Cuisine Eastern NC Chef Vivian Howard Finalist For James Beard Award For 'A Chef's Life' http://wunc.org/post/eastern-nc-chef-vivian-howard-finalist-james-beard-award-chefs-life <p></p><p>Working in famous New York City restaurants, Vivian Howard swore she’d never move back to her home state of North Carolina.&nbsp; Then, in 2005, when she decided to open her restaurant, her family offered financial help with a catch: She had to open the restaurant near her home town.<br /><br />"I was against it," she remembers.<br /><br />But Howard and her husband Ben Knight wound up moving to the 20,000-population city of Kinston, N.C., and opened an upscale restaurant.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:36:29 +0000 Carol Jackson 22400 at http://wunc.org Eastern NC Chef Vivian Howard Finalist For James Beard Award For 'A Chef's Life' Winston-Salem And Forsyth County Education Update http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-and-forsyth-county-education-update <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In the wake of a school shooting at Carver High School in Winston-Salem, parents and students are raising concerns about school safety. The school board will discuss the matter at their meeting this evening.&nbsp;Also, new healthy food guidelines are causing some schools to drop out of the federal school lunch program. But Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools are finding success in the new system.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:03:08 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22243 at http://wunc.org Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History http://wunc.org/post/culinary-historian-pays-homage-african-american-food-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer, celebrity chef Paula </span>Deen’s<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> use of the N-word stirred controversy. Food historian Michael </span><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-w-twitty/an-open-letter-to-paula-deen_b_3502048.html" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Twitty wrote an open letter to Deen</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> criticizing her appropriation and misinterpretation of African-American culinary tradition. </span>Twitty<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> will cook and speak about his work at </span><a href="http://www.stagville.org/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Historic Stagville Plantation'</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">s </span><a href="http://www.stagville.org/events/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Harvest Festival</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> in Durham this Saturday, September 7th. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:16:34 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21921 at http://wunc.org Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History