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VIETRI

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Today, VIETRI has become the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship, and customer service, the VIETRI brand both complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living. Their mission today remains… read more

New Menus at Weathervane

by Jill Warren Lucas in News & Events, News & Events

Guests at the Weathervane Restaurant and Patio now have few new dining options on new menus that reflect the input culinary vision of Damon Barham, Southern Season’s new corporate executive chef.
“We have a few new dishes and sides, as well as a handful of tweaks to come of our signature dishes,” says Barham, who joined the company in April. “Our goal is to update familiar Southern classics using the best available… read more

Come Meet Sara Moulton!

by Jill Warren Lucas in News & Events, News & Events, Learn, News & Events

We are delighted to welcome popular TV chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton back to our stores Sunday through Tuesday as part of her book tour for Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better. Praised by critics, the cookbook and teaching manual is a must-have for new cooks, making it a practical wedding gift that also is ideal for college graduates embarking on bright futures. Be sure to stash a few copies for… read more

Learn to Make Empanadas

by Jill Warren Lucas in News & Events, News & Events, Learn, News & Events, News & Events, Recipes

We are proud to present a special book signing event with Sandra Gutierrez, one of our most popular Cooking School instructors, from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in our Chapel Hill store.
Gutierrez recently learned that her latest collection, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, was selected to receive a 2016 Gourmand International Award in the Single Subject category. It is the Cary author’s fourth… read more

Make Winning Coleslaw!

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Looking for a perfect side dish for you next summertime cookout? Try the coleslaw that was the winning entry at our BBQ Festival in June. Congratulations to Zacki Murphy of Chapel Hill for providing the winning recipe! 
Zacki Murphy’s Refrigerator SlawServes 6-8
3 cups shredded cabbage1/2 cup shredded carrots1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup of sugar1/2 teaspoon of celery seed1/2 teaspoon of sea salt1/2… read more

The Stuff of Legend

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It’s time for our famous semi-annual sale! Nearly 40 years ago we started the tradition of clearing out the store every summer (we have to make room for all of the new items our buyers have found) and customers have clamored to take advantage of huge savings on some amazing merchandise.
This year, we’ll be carrying on this great tradition in all of our stores from Saturday, June 13, through Sunday, July 5. In Chapel Hill,… read more

It’s Barbecue Time!

by Chris Holaday in News & Events, News & Events, Learn, News & Events, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, News & Events, News & Events

Ever since man discovered fire, and realized that cooked meat was highly preferential to raw, grilling over a flame has been one of everyone’s favorite ways to prepare food. Over the eons, the techniques have been perfected and in this country, our grilling traditions carry the influence of Native Americans and early colonists. In fact the word barbecue comes from the Spanish, who used the word barbacoa to refer to… read more

Let Them Eat Cake with Gesine Bullock-Prado

by Gesine Bullock-Prado in News & Events, News & Events, Learn, News & Events, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, News & Events, News & Events, 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

Mother’s Day Events at Southern Season

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Chapel Hill, NC:
 
Mother’s Day Wines
Friday, May 8 • 5 p.m. Bubbles, beers and graduation celebration! Commemorate the commencement and celebrate Mom with a wealth of wines/beers and treats for Mother’s Day and Graduation.$15
 
 
 
 
 
Chocolate Dipping at the Tasting Station
Saturday, May 9 • 11 a.m. Just in time for Mother’s Day and to kick off our Annual Chocolate Extravaganza,… read more

Sandra Gutierrez, Empanadas and Southern Season

by Sandra A. Gutierrez in News & Events, News & Events, Learn, News & Events, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, News & Events, News & Events, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Learn, News & Events

I’m so excited to share the launch of my newest cookbook, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, with all of my friends at Southern Season! 
Empanadas are small pies that are filled with myriad kinds of succulent fillings. The stuff inside the dough can be sweet, savory, or a combination of both. In the book, I explain the great story of these little pies and how they arrived in Latin America. I also describe… read more

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