susan jalbert chow bella cooks

Susan Jalbert | Chow Bella Cooks, Owner

Five Minutes with Susan Jalbert | Chow Bella Cooks:

Food is about what works best for you, whether that’s vegetarian, or pescatarian, or something else. You need balance. If it’s not something you are going to stick to and enjoy… life is too short. I have fun and work from a place of passion.

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Kelsey Gibbs | Coastal Cupcakes

Five Minutes with Kelsey Gibbs, Manager of Coastal Cupcakes:

When I go to other cities, I always try their cupcakes. I have to find a cupcake shop to see what they are doing. I have become really familiar with the whole cupcake culture. We’ve been in Wilmington for eight years.

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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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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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