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21 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #4: Wine and Cheese

Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Wine on by : The Gourmez

The Sustainable Classroom: Wine and Cheese The trio of organizers for my final session at the Sustainable Classroom, a day of intensive discussion and tasting of sustainable foods at TerraVITA 2012, knew their crowd. They knew we were seasoned foodies; the concept of pairing cheese and wine was not revolutionary to us, though it will
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14 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs

Comments : 3 Posted in : Events, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Wine on by : The Gourmez

The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs  For my third session at the Sustainable Classroom as part of my bloggers’ free pass to TerraVITA 2012, I chose to take a class on figs and wine pairings. My reasoning was simple. I adore figs. I adore wine. I often think of figs
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12 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 4, Boxcarr Farms

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Food Trucks, Stands, and Carts, Grab and Go, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez

Boxcarr Farms is both a farm and a food truck that uses ingredients from that farm. The farm can be found in Cedar Grove, NC, and the food truck visits Fullsteam Brewery every other Thursday night and 3 Cups every other Friday night. I’ve reviewed the food truck before, and I was thoroughly impressed —
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9 November, 2012

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm
Comments : 1 Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez

After learning about different methods for processing coffee beans and getting our buzz on at Joe Van Gogh’s coffee roastery, the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour group headed on to the next stop in our jam-packed day. That stop was Whitted Bowers Farm in Cedar Grove, NC. It’s owned by Rob Bowers and Cheri Whitted
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6 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 2, Joe Van Gogh Coffee Roastery

Comments : 3 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Chapel Hill - NC, Coffee Shops in Durham - NC, Coffee Shops in Raleigh - NC, Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez

Time for more on the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour! After taking a fast, furious, and intriguing tour of the redesigned Southern Season, our group of food-loving media members hustled into our complimentary shuttle, provided by Performance Subaru, to make the journey out into the wilderness for our next stop. Okay, the wilderness was a
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5 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 1, Southern Season

Comments : 5 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Grab and Go, Markets, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Hello fellow food and travel lovers, I’m back! It’s been a few weeks without updates on the Gourmez, but I’m sure you managed to entertain yourselves with all those other awesome food bloggers in the Triangle or elsewhere on the Interwebs. I had a good trip to Washington, and I do have some photo blogs
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25 February, 2011

Starrlight Meadery

Comments : 8 Posted in : Mead, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Travel Guide for Pittsboro, NC on by : The Gourmez

Starrlight Meadery 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro Website Hours: Thurs through Sat, 12 to 6; Sun 1 to 5. Tours offered every other hour on the weekends I had a great time checking out Starlight Meadery a couple of weekends ago in Pittsboro’s Chatham Mills shopping center. They are located in the white building hiding at
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20 October, 2010

TerraVITA: The First Biodynamic and Sustainable Food and Drink Fair of the Southeast

Posted in : Events, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez

TerraVITA is the brainchild of Colleen Minton, who planned this big tent event to help promote better and more natural food and drink movements. The first was held this past Saturday at Southern Village in Chapel Hill and brought in regional restaurants with similar philosophies and wine and beer distributors from further afield. In line
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