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Women in Food and Wine

by Elizabeth Cooper - Wine Buyer in Wine & Beer

This past couple of months there have been so many distinctive mentions via articles, awards, recognition of women in the food and beverage industry – it truly warms my heart.  It has been a professional career, and dare I say, practiced art (no home economics here) that has been consistently dominated by men. Women are rising to the occasion and occasionally getting well deserved recognition. 
Over the last month… read more

Let Them Eat Cake with Gesine Bullock-Prado

by Gesine Bullock-Prado in Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes

I’m Gesine (rhymes with subpoena). I’m a pastry chef. I’ve been baking since I was a single digit cub. I’ve been sugar obsessed even longer. I baked my way through the University of Virginia and then through law school. I baked croissant and kouign amann instead of studying for my bar exam in California (I passed, by the way, through the magic of baking) and I perfected my meringues and buttercreams (French, Swiss… read more

Chocolate Extravaganza

in Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, Candy, News & Events

We love chocolate as much as anyone and it has always a big part of our store, but during this week we take it up a level! Come learn more about the world’s most celebrated sweet treat, sample, taste and enjoy special offers in the store and restaurant.
Watch Chris Grass, our Chapel Hill, NC, Pastry Chef, demonstrate just how easy it is to make chocolate truffles. Full recipe here.

 
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Everyday… read more

How to Make Maryland Crab Cakes

in Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, Candy, News & Events, Recipes

 
Traditional Maryland Crab Cakes
Makes 6
Ingredients:

1 lb. jumbo lump or back fin lump crabmeat
1 large egg
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1-1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning (more to taste)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (more to taste)
1 cups fresh breadcrumbs (from soft white sandwich bread
1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Tbs. olive… read more