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Fanny Slater | Orange, Lavender & Figs

Five Minutes with Fanny Slater, author of the cookbook Orange, Lavender & Figs, and winner of The Rachael Ray Show Great American Cookbook Competition:

This food thing, it’s always been a part of who I was. I just loved taking moments from my childhood and recreating them.

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Apricot Almond Goat Cheese with Peach Mango Preserves

Apricot Almond Goat Cheese with Peach Mango Preserves Combine roughly equal measurements in a shallow dish: Crushed roasted, salted almonds Chopped dried apricots Chopped fresh parsley Roll a 4 or 8 oz log of soft goat cheese in the mixture so that it is completely coated, pressing lightly so that the mixture adheres. Set the goat

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cucumber cream cheese sandwiches

Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches

If you’ve ever been to England and enjoyed a proper tea, you know that cucumber cream cheese sandwiches make a regular appearance on the savory table. Every once in a while, I get a craving for these simple, lovely little sandwich bites. They go equally well with iced sweet tea as with hot tea, so

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Jeffrey Porter | The Dixie Grill

Five Minutes with Chef Jeffrey Porter, The Dixie Grill, and owner of Port City Pop-ups:

There’s a foodie culture here that’s really pushing good food, it’s coming. I think people know what’s going on in other markets, like Atlanta. Everyone in the industry here is really getting into this local thing and it’s hot.

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Hayley Jensen & Stephen Durley | Beer Barrio

Five Minutes with Hayley Jensen, Beer Sommelier, and Chef Stephen Durley, owners of Beer Barrio:

Stephen and Hayley mesh their wheelhouses at the restaurant, with Hayley managing more than 30 beer offerings on tap and Stephen in the kitchen creating a Mexi-Southern fusion for diners.

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Baked Camembert with Tomato and Garlic

Cheese is always a winner. This simple version of baked Camembert is from my Mah Jongg buddy, Jean. Our weekly game night has turned into a minor gourmet feast. Anything cheese is always a winner, and if it’s warm, and savory, all the better. Bake the Camembert in a small oven proof dish that you

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hummus roasted grape tomato flatbread

Hummus and Roasted Grape Tomato Flatbread

Hummus roasted grape tomato flatbread is a simple appetizer that makes a colorful and lively presentation on an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Using hummus as a base for a “pizza” type offering is more elegant than serving hummus dip in a bowl with chips, and with the addition of a few simple ingredients, you can make

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Chuck Pennington | The Verandas

Five Minutes with Chuck Pennington, Proprietor of The Verandas Bed and Breakfast Inn: For over 20 years, I’ve served… 20 x 365 breakfasts. Fresh coffee. Soft music. Seventy degree air conditioning. What more could you want to start your day?

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