Greetings! Durham is easily the best place in the Triangle for food. For all those people who live in Cary or Raleigh, Durham is worth the trek for its exciting culinary possibilities. I may occasionally venture a word or two about Chapel Hill or Raleigh, but I have to say that Durham is where it is happening right now.
My intent is not to be a restaurant critic, although that may happen. Rather I will write about specific culinary experiences in restaurants, my kitchen, my friends' kitchens, and in supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, etc. My aim is to give guidance and tips to anyone who cares to listen.
For example, the best cupcake recipe on earth is in the April 2005 Cooks' Illustrated magazine. Go to the library or borrow from a friend. I have made the cupcakes twice and tried two of the frosting recipes included in the issue. If you make them for kids, use the vanilla buttercream frosting. If you are making for adults, try the mocha frosting. It is wonderful. Actually both are equally terrific. Maybe next time I'll just make the frosting and eat it straight out of the bowl w/ a spoon!