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Love Pizzeria Toro - downtown Durham

Love Pizzeria Toro – downtown Durham

The best wood fired pizza in town – hands down. The place is bustling and has two rooms. The back room has a small bar that you can sit and eat at and a few tables, some for sharing. The front room has a long communal table plus a number of four ad two tops. […]

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Cast Iron- the original non stick pan

Cast Iron- the original non stick pan

I was lucky enough to inherit three cast iron pans from my mother’s collection when she passed away, having asked her for them years ahead. After all, with three daughters she was bound to think of splitting them between us if I hadn’t expressed an interest. I was twice blessed with another “gift” of two […]

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How to Buy a Chef's Knife

How to Buy a Chef’s Knife

I am constantly asked by my students what type of chef’s knife to buy, how to take care of them and how to sharpen. Stay tuned for my video series on knife skills but until then here are a few guidelines. Buy a knife that feels good in your hand. There are a large variety […]

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Mexican with a flair in downtown Durham

Mexican with a flair in downtown Durham

I recently tried Dos Perros in downtown Durham, a Mexican restaurant with a creative flair to their menu. My husband and I enjoyed the guacamole, sangria and homemade tortilla chips as an appetizer on a hot steamy summer evening. We both ordered the salmon which was the fish special and came served on a bed […]

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Yummy Korean off Highway 54

Yummy Korean off Highway 54

There is a delicious Korean off highway 54 in Durham that is a super place for a rice bowl or BBQ Korean style lunch. This restaurant is in a strip mall and is right next to a Korean supermarket. The menu is focused heavily on hot pot- a large soup with noodles, a variety of […]

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