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“Down East,” which refers to Coastal North Carolina, is blessed not only with fish, shellfish, and abundant local produce, it’s also blessed with loads of great cooks.  The recipes from the region are distinctive for their simplicity as locals prefer … Continue reading

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Unlike more familiar chowders, chowders from eastern North Carolina are water-based as opposed to cream or tomato-based stocks.  We picked these recipes up from the proprietor of a delightful cafe about 20 miles outside of Beaufort, North Carolina. 1 quart … Continue reading

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The pork shoulder, which is the cut used here, is the entire front leg and shoulder from a pig, so it’s a big piece.  It is often divided into two cuts, the Boston butt (or pork butt), and the picnic … Continue reading

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“Down East,” which refers to Coastal North Carolina, is blessed not only with fish, shellfish, and abundant local produce, it’s also blessed with loads of great cooks.  The recipes from the region are distinctive for their simplicity as locals prefer … Continue reading

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Tommy L. Tommy is a “Hoigh Toider,” the slang for a local.  Unlike “dingbatters” (tourists) and “did dots” (people who moved to the area), hoigh toiders have strong, almost Bostonian accents, and a cuisine all their own.  Their chowders are … Continue reading

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In our planning for this trip I told M (and I tell anyone who wants to do a cycling trip), that to really experience the joy of cycle-touring, you have to get through the first two weeks.  During those two … Continue reading

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After a rainy night, we got up, fresh as daisies, and made for the first ferry of the day. During a particularly hot stretch, we pulled over to the side of the road for a water break and chat with … Continue reading

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This recipe was published in a local paper while we were visiting South Carolina by two local women who just published the definitive tome on making biscuits.   2 ¼ cups commercial or homemade self-rising flour, divided ¼ cup chilled … Continue reading

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…and by heart, I mean raincoat. In the first ‘oh sh*t’ of the trip, I was having such a good time this day that I managed to leave a key piece of gear in an adorable roadside seafood restaurant just … Continue reading

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Lee S. As much of a staple to Southern meals as toast is in Northern breakfasts, hush puppies are omnipresent but always different. 2 cups self-rising corn meal ¾ cup self-rising flour 1 egg 1 Tbs. sugar milk Mix all … Continue reading

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