2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Ginger Chicken Stew

AS IT SIMMERS, THIS STEW FILLS THE KITCHEN WITH GINGER’S WARM AROMA.  Complement it with something fresh.  I prefer a bowl of steamed bok choy or Napa cabbage and a simple salad – sliced or julienned cucumbers and radishes tossed with rice wine vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar.  Serves 6 to 8   8 […]

Toasted Farro Stew with Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

THE KEY TO THIS DISH (AND MANY MORE) IS PARMESAN – not just the grated cheese, but also the rind.  Adding it to the pot as the soup simmers infuses it with Parmesan’s distinctive nutty undertones, which pair well with farro.  For a bright finish, I swirl a spoonful of pesto in after the soup […]

Say’s Bread Pudding

THIS DISH CALLS FOR TWO ROUNDS:  bourbon for the pudding and bourbon for the sauce.  Perhaps that’s why my mom didn’t start making it until after my sister and I went off to college.  As Peter recounts in the introduction to Foster’s Market Favorites, we had to ban our underage employees from dipping into the […]

Holiday Cornbread Dressing

This moist and flavorful cornbread dressing – or what you non-Southerners may call stuffing – appeared in Martha Stewart Living, and it remains one of our most requested recipes at the Market.  The mix of pillowy egg bread and crusty, grainy cornbread is a real winner.  Try stirring in leeks and wild mushrooms in spring […]

Creamy Grits with Roasted Butternut Squash & Blue Cheese

Oven-caramelized squash and tangy blue cheese make this creamy side hearty enough to double as a vegetarian entree.  It makes an excellent weeknight supper crumbled with crispy bacon or prosciutto and served with a simple green salad and a glass of crisp, sweet Sauternes or creamy Chardonnay.  Serves 4 to 6   1 small butternut […]

Bourbon Apricot & Sweet Potato Hand Pies

These rustic half-moon pastries travel beautifully, making them one of my favorite picnic treats.  Just wrap them in wax paper and you’re off!   Makes eight 4- to 5-inch hand pies 1 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup bourbon 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound) 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top […]

Heirloom and Shell Bean Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

LET THE FARMERS’ MARKET BE YOUR GUIDE. Select a variety of fresh beans and peas to throw into this salad (as well as into resealable bags to freeze for winter months).  You can also use canned or dried beans.  I love to order dried heirloom offerings like Moros and Christmas Limas from Rancho Gordo of […]

Farm-Stand Peach Ice Cream

Throughout the South, but especially along rural strips of highway, you’ll find a plethora of roadside farm stands advertising their homegrown wares with colorful, hand-painted wooden signs.  I love these quirky little catchall stands, where you’re almost as likely to encounter folk art or a mini petting zoo as you are watermelons and eggs.  If […]

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate (Gluten Free)

THESE COCONUT CLUSTERS ARE WELL ROUNDED, balancing a chewy interior with a crisp golden crust, and sweetened flaked coconut with a semisweet chocolate topping. Makes about 1.5 dozen (2.5-3 inch) cookies 4 large egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup almond flour […]

Spring Herb Spaghetti

Simple Herb Spaghetti with Greens, Pesto and Parmesan WHEN THE LARDER IS EMPTY, I turn to my lawn and windowsill.  There, bright green herbs sprout from all manner of pots and buckets, ready to be plucked and thrown into spaghetti – a simple staple I always keep on hand.  It’s a no-fuss meal that’s full […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm