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Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle
Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle

Proving there’s a month, week or day dedicated to just about anything, I recently heard March is National Noodle Month — leaving only days to mark the occasion.

Digging into a simple plate of spaghetti certainly qualifies, or you...

Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle
Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle

Proving there’s a month, week or day dedicated to just about anything, I recently heard March is National Noodle Month — leaving only days to mark the occasion.

Digging into a simple plate of spaghetti certainly qualifies, or you...

Food Guy: A healthy serving of receptions and cook-offs await
Food Guy: A healthy serving of receptions and cook-offs await

Although I’m a regular fixture on the reception and cook-off circuit, more on that below, I do actually eat at home most of the time.

Whereas many consider cooking a chore, I find it one of life’s greatest pleasures. It energizes...

Food Guy: Irish food much more than dud spuds
Food Guy: Irish food much more than dud spuds

Next week’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday got me thinking about a trip to Ireland I took with friends years ago. In the weeks leading up to the experience, I kept getting more and more excited — even with folks telling me over and...

Trip to winter market leads to a loaf of grandma’s bread
Trip to winter market leads to a loaf of grandma’s bread

Sadly, tragically, I wasn’t able to make it down to the Winter Blues Market at the Charleston Civic Center as part of last week’s West Virginia Small Farms Conference. But the friends, family and readers who did walked away with glowing...

Food Guy: Must-have pantry staples to help you weather the storm(s)
Food Guy: Must-have pantry staples to help you weather the storm(s)

Just when I think we’re about to escape the worst of Ol’ Man Winter this year — BAM! — we’re pounded by back-to-back snow dumps causing treacherous roads, power outages, school closings and apocalyptic chaos at local ...

Food Guy: Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-off returning; Muriale’s event a hit
Food Guy: Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-off returning; Muriale’s event a hit

If you missed last year’s inaugural Charleston Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-off, you’ll get another chance to sample creative interpretations of the ultimate comfort food when the second-annual event returns to Capitol Market 11 a.m....

Food Guy: West Virginia recipes featured in new cookbook
Food Guy: West Virginia recipes featured in new cookbook

So I’m a real published culinary author.

Not of my own cookbook, but of a few of my own recipes included in one — and alongside some pretty prestigious contributors, to boot.

Here’s the scoop ...

Back in 2012 I ...

Food Guy: Huntington gem Savannah’s well worth the drive
Food Guy: Huntington gem Savannah’s well worth the drive

If you’re looking for a great place to dine out but can’t get into some of your Restaurant Week favorites in Charleston this week — hey, it happened to me — then you should definitely consider a drive to Huntington for one...

Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston
Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston

Craving some good Northern West Virginia Italian food, but don’t feel like making the two-hour drive up I-79? No worries.

“A Taste of Muriale’s” is coming to Charleston.

The popular Fairmont restaurant —...

Food Guy: Find new favorites, revisit old ones during Restaurant Week

Charleston Restaurant Week is a brilliant concept.

By offering three-course menus at reduced prices — and giving guests the freedom to select their own appetizer, entree and dessert, all for only $30 — many restaurants will attract ...

Food Guy: Food trends for the coming year
Food Guy: Food trends for the coming year

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the most popular food topics of the past year. This week, we look ahead at what’s expected to be hot in 2015 — including this year’s new “it” ingredient.

But before diving into ...

Food Guy: Making something out of nothing

Have you seen the Food Network show “Chopped,” where four professional chefs go head-to-head when forced to prepare elegant appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring a mystery basket of ingredients no sane person would ever put together ...

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