The Best Egg You’ll Ever Eat

I was on a hunt for the perfect tomato at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, when I instead discovered the perfect egg. Farmer (and very entertaining salesman),Woody Singletary, when asked about his eggs, said, “These are the best eggs you will ever eat.” Ever. Now that’s a sales pitch/challenge worth taking. Especially when they were only…

The Southern Locavore

While the term “eating local” is a buzz phrase these days, I’ve found in my travels that it has different expressions in various areas of the U.S. So during my rail trip south, in each city I’ll take readers step-by-step through a journey of eating local. From a visit to the farmers’ market, a farm-to-table restaurant and interviews with farmers and…

Gardening And Other Ways I Entertain Myself When Not Traveling

If I’m not on a train, my feet are usually firmly planted in the soil. Gardening is a therapeutic pastime I enjoy each summer. Last year, with eight raised beds, I happily planted a variety of produce: an abundance of herbs, tomatoes, several types of squash, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe…and the list goes on. I experienced…

One Selfish Reason I Eat Local

There are many practical reasons for eating locally-grown and seasonal produce: supporting local farmers, less impact on the environment, and aiding the local economy; but, I have one very selfish reason: flavor. Every meal will be the best damn meal you’ve had all year. There is nothing like the freshness and vitality of seasonal, local,…