Editor’s Note: We were so taken about featuring beloved traditional holidays dishes from some of Winston-Salem’s top chefs, we didn’t even consider how difficult it would be to land on just three. So we enlisted Winston-Salem’s culinary man-about-town, Carroll Leggett, who expertly narrowed down the field to three amazing chefs who would willingly part with one of their tried and true holiday recipes. We hope you enjoy Carroll’s salty take on each chef, their recipe and a side sampling of their homeplace. All culinary roads really do lead to Winston-Salem.
Whether you call it a fruit or a vegetable, tomatoes reach their peak in summertime. For a Winston-Salem souvenir that is truly Southern (and sun-ripened), you can pick up locally grown tomatoes at several independent grocers and farmer’s markets or even find them on the menu at some of our beloved local restaurants.
Husband-and-wife duo, self-proclaimed “farm nerds,” and certified beekeepers Drew and Claire Parrish are hitting the reset button on Claire’s 150-year-old family farm. Find out how this resourceful Winston-Salem couple is blending agriculture with wellness. (And get a farm-friendly recipe to try at home from Winston-Salem chef and NC Chef of the Year, Travis Myers!)
Whether you like sweet or savory, ice cream-topped or gravy-filled, pies are our (unofficial) official food of fall. Our local restaurants and shops offer one-of-a-kind southern specialties worth seeking out. Here are our top five favorites to try this fall.
What do you get when you cross a Texas-bred lawyer with a homesick foodie and busy mom just trying to make it to swim practice on time? Winston-Salem’s popular “mom-trepreneur,” Claire Calvin.
Since founding her family business in 1960, Evva Hanes has seen a thing or two. She’s baked, served and shipped well more than 100 million Moravian cookies. She survived breast cancer in 2015, and is now cancer free at age 85. She recently celebrated 65 years of marriage to her loving husband, Travis. And, she’s raised her children–and their children–to become the eighth and ninth generation of Moravian family bakers.
How did she do it all? With love.
It’s not often that a delicious mouthful of food can transport you to the savory past. Unless you’re in Winston-Salem. Here, our culinary traditions stretch as far back as the first Moravian settlers of 1766, through the locally sourced farm menus of the early 1900s, to the warm, loving kitchens of our distinctly Southern family tree.
This Thanksgiving, two of Winston-Salem’s hottest chefs are giving Visit Winston-Salem friends a peek into their holiday traditions and graciously share how Thanksgiving in their home so perfectly pairs with Yadkin Valley wines.