Exploring food and drink (read: wine) is a huge part of our project with School of Home. We're food fanatics, party hosts, passionate home cooks, and recipe creators with adventurous palettes. Here's a bit on bites, beverages, and more in our world lately.
Here's what we're whipping up in the kitchen this month.
- Anything sous vide with our new Anova Sous Vide cooker.
- Also anything with corn. Corn on the cob, corn salad, corn soup...corn is summer's greatest gift! (After the tomato of course.) Food52 has some great corn recipes to get you started.
- Discovering the joys of Appalachian cooking with Ronni Lundy's award-winning cookbook "Victuals". Make sure you pronounce it right - "vittles"!
A few local spots we're currently loving here in Durham, NC.
We might be a little biased since Chef Carrie Schleiffer also happens to be our roommate, but Alley Twenty Six's brand new kitchen is putting out some serious food! The Alley Burger is a must-try (ask for it to be foie'd).
An addition to the M Sushi family, M Kokko is putting out Korean comfort food that hits all the right notes. The ramen is delicious, the fried chicken sandwich incredible, and the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) wings are perhaps the best in the state.
ZenFish Poke Bar
We first fell in love with poke when we visited Hawaii last year, so color us thrilled when we found out a locally-owned poke bar would be opening up here in Durham! There's the standard tuna fish poke bowl, of course, but the spicy Courageous Bowl is more up Harper's alley. Or just build your own, its really hard to go wrong!