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.

  • Lots and lots of stir-fries. Have you heard of Wok Wednesdays, a stir-fry group Matt founded? Check it out!

  • We’re still in love with our Instant Pot. Our two favorite cookbooks for this amazing gadget are The Indian Instant Pot and Instantly Southern (by our friend and all-around amazing human being Sheri Castle).

  • Cheese! Getting back into the joys of making simple cheeses right at home. Give this recipe for ricotta a try, mix in garlic and fresh herbs for a delicious spread or veggie dip.


Recipes from School of Home


These are some of the wines, ciders, and beers that are filling our glasses these days.

  • Sula Shiraz from India. That's right, India! Smoky, jammy, and a perfect pairing for grilled meats.

  • Miloš Rosé - a wonderful Croatian wine from some of our favorite winemakers.


A few local spots we're currently loving here in Durham, NC.


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).  

M Kokko

Durham, NC

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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

Durham, NC


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!