How do you all feel about shellfish? In particular, how do feel about oysters? Before our visit to Sea Level, we felt pretty good about oysters. After our visit to Sea Level, we are full on oyster fans. Not only did we enjoy a fabulous oyster and wine pairing, we learned a lot about oysters beyond the half shell.
NoDa’s Crepe Cellar helped the Charlotte Food Bloggers kick the week off right, treating us to burrata and beer last Monday night. A light but flavorful cheese, burrata is made from mozzarella cheese curds. A portion of the curds, along with heavy cream and a pinch of salt, are whipped smooth while other curds are heated and stretched to form a firm shell. The cheese shell… Read More
Aside from being asked to pass the shaker, do you give much thought to salt? Maybe you have wondered why recipes call for kosher salt instead of table salt. Perhaps the mineral only crosses your mind when a hearty dose of rock salt is needed to help your homemade ice cream along. We think about salt a lot. Lucky for us, Amy… Read More
The Charlotte Food Bloggers kicked off the new year with a meetup at CO. A new Vietnamese restaurant located in the Park Road Shopping Center, CO’s menu features Pan-Asian dishes from banh mi to pho to sushi. Start with an order of dumplings or enjoy one of many small dishes (we liked the pork belly buns and ahi poke ceviche) before moving on to… Read More
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the annual Charlotte Food Bloggers holiday potluck. (And thanks to Chrissie for inviting us into her home!) We ate a feast of baked brie, butternut squash lasagna, Italian sausage sliders, meatballs, spanakopita, salad, Mexican chocolate cookies, mint chocolate brownies, key lime pie, homebrews and wine. So good! Left to right: Ashley from The Olive & The Sea,… Read More
For our fall meetup, the Charlotte Food Bloggers spent a morning at Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill in York, South Carolina. We enjoyed flights of apple cider, ate apple cider doughnuts and explored the orchards during the annual Apple Harvest Festival. Read more about our Windy Hill Orchard gathering from Chrissie of Off the Eaten Path. See Chrissie’s post