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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: 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 ...

Put ‘good luck foods’ on your New Year’s Day plate

I’m sure you’ve heard about some of those New Year’s Day food superstitions, like eating cabbage on Jan. 1 is a sure-fire way to bring you good luck throughout the coming year.

I’ve even heard cooking it with a penny...

Toast the New Year with Simple Party Bites

Christmas 2014 will be but a fond memory some 48 hours from now, but don’t pack away your party shoes just yet. New Year’s Eve is just one week from today, bringing with it another round of cocktail parties.

And if you’re...

Food Guy: Can different music ‘change’ the taste of wine?

Did you catch the “news” (imagine me air-quoting this) last week where researchers in Australia discovered that the color coffee cup you use may affect the perceived taste of the java inside it?

According to the study, tasters...

Food Guy: Popcorn popping up in unlikely places
Food Guy: Popcorn popping up in unlikely places

So it appears that popcorn may be having “a moment.”

First, I started seeing it pop up at some pretty nice restaurants across the country, both as a savory appetizer (maybe with fresh rosemary and garlic) to start the meal or as a...

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