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Contents November 2010


56 Departments 12 From The Editor Kitchen Conundrum

14 Queen City Jewels Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss Plus: Upcoming Holiday Events

20 Money Talks

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52 At Home Let’s Dish About Bake Ware 56 Fashion Coat Yourself In Style 6 TOC1110.indd 6

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66 Meet Our Advertisers Parkes Holistic Health Goes Back To Basics

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Six Females Offer Their Perspectives On The Food & Wine Biz

30 8 Gifts Under $88 Celebrate The Festival Of Lights With Unique Gift Ideas 32 Small Plates, Big Taste Entertaining With Tapas

40 Food Notes From France One Charlottean’s Culinary


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tree or sending homemade cards. Or maybe you place special emphasis on the challah bread. Whatever the tradition, e-mail it to us (in three sentences or less) at and we will enter you in the running for tickets to the Southern Christmas Show, a tradition in its own right!

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son, a nutritionist at the weight-loss organization Wellspring Camps, provides tips for enjoying treats this holiday season: Fill up on protein before heading to a gala. Eat a cup of protein-packed nuts, which will help prevent overeating due to hunger. Donate leftover food to local charities. Keeping leftovers in your fridge will allow you to continuously pick until it’s gone. Create a favorite recipe with healthier alternatives. Making small changes, like using margarine instead of butter, will cut down on fat. Use smaller plates. Filling up an appetizer plate will trick you into thinking you are indulging. Speaking of small plates, check out our fea-



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y mom was an excellent cook. By that, I mean she could take 4 pounds of ground beef, frozen peas, and a single potato and turn it into something wonderful and satisfying. She shopped with precision and created sensible, healthy meals every night — while working full time and raising six children with my dad. She didn’t menu plan, didn’t have the Internet to guide her through conjuring a meal, certainly didn’t have access to a cooking service. Armed with a large crock-pot, a tight wallet, and stacks of well-worn cookbooks, she fed us. Plain and simple. Although I was not oblivious to the work it took to feed a family of eight every night, there was one thing I did not understand … until now. And that was my mom’s sheer boredom with making dinner. She would often say things like, “Oh, I’m just tired of pork chops,” or, “I wish a new aisle would appear in the grocery store.” Huh? Who could not love a pork chop? And a new aisle? Our small-town grocery store seemed perfectly adequate. Well, I get it now. I get it because I’m bored, too. When I was first married, I cooked much in the same way Cher’s character in the movie Mermaids cooked. She played Winona Ryder’s mom and was a bit on the slutty side; wore dangerously high heels; served everything on a toothpick or cut into some ridiculously cute shape. I was just like that (minus the slutty part) — perfecting pigs in a blanket, creating dips of every flavor, and mastering fondue, or anything served with tiny forks, actually. Cute food was my specialty. I’ve come a long way since my crudités days. And now with two teenage girls of my own, I am bound by duty to provide a well-rounded meal for them most nights. (Let’s face it, God invented pizza


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for a reason.) But I’m bored, too. I do love the crockpot. And as a working mom, I value its faithfulness — shove a hunk of meat in there in the morning and stick a fork in it in the evening. What would be great, though, is a magic pot … one that figured it all out for you. Honestly, I know it would be easier to make a menu for the week, create a shopping list, and spend at least part of my weekend making a few dinners to pop in the fridge or freezer for mid-week meals. But I just don’t seem to make that happen. These days, when I shop, I somehow come out of the grocery store with exactly nothing that would qualify as ingredients for completing even one full meal. This, despite spending no less than $147 every time. In my shopping cart, I have a lot of fruit, avocados (always avocados), bread, bottled water, and a selection of randomness that typically includes canned soup and an inordinate number of jarred condiments. But nothing to actually go home, cook, and eat. I’d like to get out of this crock-pot-shaped rut I’m in and shake things up a little. That said, this month’s issue may not be a magic pot, but we hope to provide you with a bit of inspiration in the kitchen. We look forward to our special entertaining issue all year long and certainly are thankful for much this year: crock-pots, avocados, condiments, and pizza … whatever it takes for you to get dinner on the table, during the holidays and any day.

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WantToGo? The Festival is located north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Parking is free, courtesy of Harris Teeter. Visit, or call 704/896-5544 for information.

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orth Carolina Dance Theatre is taking its popular Innovative Works series green! This year’s presentation of contemporary choreography, Nov. 11 through 13 at Knight Theater, merges themes of pollution, waste, conservation, and the environment. Based on Green Pieces, performed in Chautauqua, N.Y., in 2009, Innovative Works features choreographers Mark Diamond, David Ingram, Sasha Janes, and Dwight Rhoden.

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ark & Key Gallery shows off its artists’ “Table Manners,” a group exhibit showcasing functional pottery for the table, through Nov. 27. Mealtime often revolves around rituals and routines, and the use of handmade plates, bowls, and other tableware can contribute to the joy of eating and provide a sense of connection and community with the artists who created them. The exhibition is curated by two of the gallery’s primary ceramic artists, Julie Wig-

gins and Amy Sanders, and includes work by more than 20 artists. Customers bringing a bag of nonperishable groceries for donation to local food shelters will receive 10 percent off any purchase of pottery showcased in the exhibit. >

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Enjoy an entire evening of piano music by female composers Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center. “Program of Works by Women Composers” features Cynthia Lawing, a member of the College’s music department, performing the work of two Davidson residents: Mary Jones, a frequently published composer; and Jennifer Stasack, a faculty member at Davidson College whose work was recently premiered by the Charlotte Symphony.

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Lighting The Way Honoring Those With Alzheimer’s Contribute to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Pilot Club of Charlotte’s 32nd Annual Love Lights event in Freedom Park, Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Pilot members spend several months collecting donations that are made in honor or in memory of loved ones, who are then recognized with thousands of luminaries that light the lake at Freedom Park. All donations will benefit the Joseph & Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. To light luminaries in honor or in memory of loved ones, send your donation to Pilot International Foundation, 2419 Hatherly Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28209. (Include name to be printed on each luminary and indicate in memory or in honor; also, please include your name and address and the name/address for acknowledgement.)

WantToGo? Freedom Park is located at 1900 East Blvd. The rain date is Nov. 21. For information, visit or call Kay Dumas at 704/814-4567.

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erald Melberg Gallery presents “The Figure” through Nov. 13, featuring paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by gallery artists who use the figure either as the primary or secondary subject in their art. The exhibition features works by Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Chuck Close, Raul Diaz, Susan Grossman, Hans Hofmann, Manuel Reyna, Charles White, and Paul Resika (whose work “Nude, Blue Porch” is pictured above right). “Although we do not envision ourselves to be a figurative gallery, nor are we considered one, it struck me that a significant number of our artists actually do use the figure, perhaps secondarily to their subject or composition, but still prevalent and relevant to the picture,” says Jerald Melberg. From Nov. 20 through Feb. 5, 2011,

Jerald Melberg Gallery will present “Wolf Kahn Early Works: Paintings and Pastels from 1950-1970.” An internationally acclaimed artist, Kahn (whose landscapes “Blue Harbor” and “Near Spoleto” are pictured above left and center) has been honored with numerous awards, including both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. Color is Kahn’s signature, and he says this about his work: “I am always trying to get to the danger point, where color either becomes too sweet or too harsh; too noisy or too quiet.” TCW

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November 21 The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller, Belk Theater. Visit or call 704/372-1000.

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White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies staging a performance in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process.

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DECEMBER 4 North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade, 1 p.m. Visit or call the Town of Davidson at 704/892-7591. DECEMBER 4-5 The 56th Annual Singing Christmas Tree, Carolina Voices, Ovens Auditorium. Call 704/3741564 or visit DECEMBER 4 A Candlelight Christmas, Latta Plantation, Huntersville. Visit or call 704/875-2312. DECEMBER 10-12, 16-19 A Christmas Carol, Theatre Charlotte. Visit or call 704/376-3777.

November 29 Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Belk Theater. Visit or call 704/372-1000.

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DECEMBER 1-18 Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. Call 704/3422251 or visit

DECEMBER 10 Jingle Bell Ball, to benefit United Family Services, Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. Visit

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Lisa Burris is chef and co-owner of Savor Café and Catering in Charlotte.

By Melinda Johnston • PHOTOS BY SCOTT STILES

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or many women, the Thanksgiving

committed to the culinary industry. They are the

meal is a major culinary undertaking

chefs, the restaurant managers and owners,

they manage with relative finesse

the caterers, the wine experts, and the teachers

(and perhaps slightly elevated stress

who pass along their passion for food to others.

levels), getting the traditional spread on the

We looked into the professional kitchens and

table each year with just minutes to spare. But,

arenas of six area women who have dedicated

for a select few, the food and spirit-inspired

their careers to ensure that others are able to

holiday rush isn’t an annual event: It’s a way

enjoy fine food and drink, not only during the

of life. There are many Charlotte-area women

hectic holiday season, but all year long.

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Lisa Burris

Jordan, who is now a sophomore at JWU. “The irony is, I’m still paying my underChef/Co-Owner, grad student loans off. Jordan has a comSavor Café and Catering plete free ride,” Burris says. 1404 W. Morehead St. Back in Charlotte, Burris worked as a Lisa Burris entered the food service industry out of necessity at age 19, personal chef and started a small catering working opposite her husband to save business. She quickly outgrew her kitchon childcare costs. A server at Cramer en and met her current business partner, Mountain Country Club, she fell in love Lori Pearson, who was in the same situawith the business. Several years later, tion. The two rented space on West Morein the midst of a divorce, she and her head for catering, but soon saw the need daughter, Jordan, moved to Charles- for a restaurant in the area. They opened ton. She stayed in food service, finding Savor Café for lunch in June 2009, added she could earn more in a shorter period dinner in January of 2010, and have just recently doubled of time than in their space from any other job. When 40 to 80 seats with her daughter startWe grew as we could. We’d almost zero debt. ed kindergarten, have a good party and buy “We grew as Burris enrolled at a refrigerator. We’d have we could,” Burris Johnson & Wales says. “We’d have University. She comanother good party and a good party and pleted her bachbuy used tables and chairs buy a refrigerator. elor’s degree in and refinish them. We’d have anoth1998, and was er good party and recruited by the — Lisa Burris buy used tables University to do and chairs and special events. She worked there for six years while working refinish them.” Their business formula has worked on her MBA at The Citadel. “I would come in with my chef’s uni- well and their partnership continues form on, and people would look at me to flourish. “Lori’s No. 1 function is pastry chef, like I was crazy. They were all lawyers and engineers and CPAs with business and she also supervises the kitchen. I do backgrounds,” Burris says of her Citadel payroll, take care of bills, and all the othexperience. “I knew I was in trouble the er business aspects of the restaurant,” first day of statistics when the professor Burris says. Burris has not remarried, in part, she said we’d do a quick, two-hour review of calculus I and II. I never even had cal- says, because she works as many as 100 culus! I’d take my professor lunch every hours a week. But she hasn’t ruled out day, and he literally tutored me through the possibility. She does have a very specific requirement of a partner, however. it. I made a B, and I was so thrilled!” When Johnson & Wales moved its “I want a man who can cook,” she says, campus to Charlotte in 2005, Burris smiling. “That’s the No. 1 quality I’m took severance pay, which included a looking for in a guy.” Visit > full four-year scholarship for daughter




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Shanna Cochrane General Manager, Morton’s The Steakhouse 227 W. Trade St. When Shanna Cochrane was promoted to general manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse at age 27, she was the youngest GM in the company. Now, at age 32, she’s one of only seven females in that position among 78 Morton’s locations around the world. Cochrane was hired as a server at the now-closed Morton’s at SouthPark when she was 22 years old. Recognizing her talent and potential, management made sure she didn’t stay in that position long. “I started out waiting tables and quickly worked my way up to the captain’s position, where I assisted the manager on duty. I would open wine, help the servers, and make sure all the customers were happy,” Cochrane says. When an assistant manager’s position opened in 2003, the Cabarrus County native packed her bags and moved to Richmond, Va. Over the next three years, she moved three more times and was promoted to general manager along the way. She landed back in Charlotte and moved downtown when the SouthPark location closed. As general manager, she has a hand in all aspects of the restaurant, from closely watching sales to overseeing employees to greeting guests. Her training included everything from washing dishes to bartending to broiling steaks. She says the hours are long and

as general manager of morton’s the steakhouse, Shanna Cochrane has her hand in all aspects of the restaurant’s business, from overseeing employees to welcoming guests.

the work is stressful, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. During her career at Morton’s, she’s handled a number of crises and met several celebrities. She’s had drinks with Bruce Willis, at his invitation, and coordinated the evacuation of the Richmond restaurant, at dinnertime, in the midst of a flood. She’s dealt with a small kitchen fire and welcomed a number of NFL and NBA teams. She’s hosted Vijay Singh and other pro golfers, and even served George Clooney. As one of the first female general managers in the company, she’s also helped break 24

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new ground in a traditionally male-dominated world — even wearing a tuxedo to work before standards were relaxed a few years ago to allow for business suits. And she cares for her staff like they are family. “The greatest thing about the Charlotte location is the management team and the staff,” Cochrane says. “We’ve been together a long time, and we thoroughly enjoy what we do. I tell my staff, ‘I will take care of you if you will take care of the guests. And then the guests will take care of us.’ It’s a full circle.” Visit >

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We named the restaurant after my grandmother, Sadie Cannon, because we wanted to create a place where people can come and get the warm feeling you get in your grandmother’s house.

Tamara thompson started a side career in food as a stress reliever from her job in technology. now, she owns and operates sadie’s soulful southern experience.

Tamara Thompson Co-Owner and Managing Partner, Sadie’s Soulful Southern Experience 5708-H N. Sharon Amity Road Tamara Thompson, 40, started experimenting in the kitchen early on. “My mom worked second shift, so I had to learn to put stuff together if I was hungry,” she says. After graduating from Garinger High School, she earned a computer science degree from John26

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son C. Smith University. While working full time in information technology at a bank, she ran a catering business on the side and was always doing wedding showers or baby showers for friends and family. She also cooked for a local day care in the mornings and then worked second or third shift at her “real job.” “I started a part-time catering business to relieve the stress of working in corporate America,” Thompson says.


— Tamara Thompson

In January 2006, she decided to take her passion for food a step further. She teamed up with bank co-worker Joseph McGuire and together they opened Sadie’s Soulful Southern Experience, a soul food restaurant that includes fried corn on the cob and sweet potato waffles. “We named the restaurant after my grandmother, Sadie Cannon, because we wanted to create a place where people can come and get the warm feeling you get in your grandmother’s house,” Thompson explains. The restaurant became nationally recognized when radio personality and comedian Steve Harvey nominated it for a Hoodie Award. Radio listeners nationwide were urged to go online and vote for their favorite business. Sadie’s was nominated in the Favorite Soul Food Restaurant category for the past four years and won the award in 2008 and 2009. People from as far away as California have come to visit as a result of the radio show. When McGuire and Thompson first opened the restaurant, they were only serving lunch, because they were still working second or third shift at the bank. Last year, Thompson quit her information technology job and now devotes all of her time to Sadie’s. “This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “It’s much more than just the cooking. We’re physically involved in every aspect of the business. If something breaks, it falls to us to fix it. “I’m here early in the morning to help prep and late at night to clean up, and everything in between. But I love it here,” Thompson says. “It’s my dream come true, and that makes it all worthwhile.” Visit

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Culinary instructor maria marquez, of the art institute of charlotte, says restaurant work is a calling.

Maria Marquez Culinary Instructor, The Art Institute of Charlotte Though Maria Marquez worked in food service from age 15 all the way through college, she never considered it a viable career. “I cooked for 300 people at a YMCA camp each weekend. I managed a Little Caesars. I made donuts from scratch at Donut Castle. But I thought they were just jobs to keep me in school,” she says. “I didn’t know food could be a profession. I thought I needed a ‘real’ career.” So Marquez majored in social work at the University of Akron and worked in the field for 15 years as a case management supervisor of children with mental illness. But to bring balance to her life, she says she cooked, catered parties, and sold barbecue to friends. Eventually, she decided to change her life and make her living in the kitchen. She enrolled in classes at The Art Institute of Charlotte, earning her associate degree in culinary arts. She worked as a personal chef and also in main dining services and catering at Davidson College. When The Art Institute added a bachelor’s degree program, she earned that also, and now, at age 44, she’s teaching at the col-

lege and working on her MBA at South University. She says that degree will be especially valuable to the business side of the culinary industry. “There’s a lot of business involved in running a restaurant or culinary program — ordering food, creating budgets, hiring staff, dealing with salaries,” Marquez explains. “Even my social work degree has helped me. Cooking is a team process in most restaurants.” As an instructor, she strives to be a role model for her students. “It’s important for people to see a strong female in the kitchen,” Marquez says. “It used to be man’s work, but as female culinarians, we are changing that perception.” The teacher also wants to impress upon her students that restaurant work is a calling. “I want to change the perception that cooks and chefs are foul-mouthed partiers working just to get their pay,” she says. “This is a professional career and we are professionals. I try to teach my students that.” But when it gets right down to it, the thing she enjoys most about cooking is making people happy. “I love creating a dish and then hearing someone say, ‘Oh, that’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten.’ ” Visit >

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The company that you’re keeping when you drink wine is much more important than the bottle on the table. Everyone should enjoy wine and understand that it makes life a little lighter.

Laura Lawson


— Laura Lawson

Certified Wine Sommelier, Host of radio show Wine Crush For her entire career, Laura Lawson, 40, has made her living selling her passion — wine. She is the on-premise director for Empire Distributors, managing a sales force of 20. She’s the host of Wine Crush, a weekly radio show aired on 78 stations around the country that, according to its Web site, “not only explains and demystifies the world of wine, but demonstrates how wine can be integrated with everyday life.” She’s also a certified sommelier. “[Wine is] a combination of chemistry, biology, and geography,” Lawson says. “You have to learn the different types of grapes, how and where they’re grown, and how they are turned into wine.” Not only does she know the background of each bottle, she can taste every nuance. “I can probably identify 80 percent of what’s put in front of me,” she says. Beyond her own expertise, Lawson hopes to make wine more accessible. She wants people to know that everyone can enjoy wine, and she works to dispel the notion that wine is somehow an elitist drink. “There are limitless types of wine out there, and there is a wine for everybody,” she says. “If you don’t like wine, then you haven’t had the right one yet. I see it as a personal challenge to help folks find the wine they like. “Lots of times, people get all wrapped up in wine. They think that you have to drink a certain wine to be sophisticated and that it must be expensive and only for the elite. That’s the biggest falsehood I want to eradicate,” Lawson explains. “The company that you’re keeping when you drink wine is much more important than the bottle on the table. Everyone should enjoy wine and understand that it makes life a 28

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as a sommelier and host of the radio show “wine crush,” Laura lawson tries to impress on wine lovers that they should drink what they love, not what they’re told TO DRINK.

little lighter.” When she first started in the wine business, Lawson stepped into a man’s world, but she says that’s changing. “The alcohol business has been male dominated, but over the last 15 years, there have been more females coming on board. Women actually have an advantage in this business. There’s scientific proof that women have better palates than men. In fact, 80 percent of the top winemakers are female,” Lawson says. For those worried about the upcoming

holiday meal, she offers some advice on choosing the perfect wine for Thanksgiving dinner. “Drink what you like, not what you’re told,” she says simply. “The rule that said you had to have white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat is archaic. If you like it, that’s all that matters.” For the record, when the turkey is put on her table, Lawson serves Riesling or Pinot Noir. For ham, she prefers a Pinot Noir; and steak and chicken, for her, call for a Chardonnay. Visit

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PoTTery by bill STeWArT Now a culinary technology instructor with central piedmont community college, tessia harman hopes to inspire students in the same way her own teachers INSPIRED HER.

Tessia Harman Culinary Technology Instructor, Central Piedmont Community College Tessia Harman, 31, has squeezed a lifetime’s worth of culinary experience into a very short time. In a little over a decade, she’s worked at a French restaurant in Boston, in Brussels as a private chef to the Irish Ambassador of the European Union, as pastry coordinator for Zebra restaurant here in Charlotte, and as Chef de Cuisine at the Westin Hotel, where she was responsible for the dining room, bar, and room service. This January, she joined the faculty at Central Piedmont Community College as an instructor in the culinary technology department. When Harman was a little girl, her hero was Julia Child. She’d not only watch her on television, she’d try to replicate her recipes. “I’d get real frustrated and get flour all over the living room trying to keep up with her,” Harman says. “My mom had to finally convince me that I needed to watch the show instead of cook the show.” After attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Harman’s culinary journey began. She’s had the privilege of serving Michael Jordan and the Bobcats, Bill Gates, Jessica Simpson, and even the Orange County Choppers. But the experience that took her breath away was when she worked at Fleur de Fem in Boston, and someone asked her, “Have you cooked for Julia before?” Unbeknownst to her, Child was in the restaurant and Harman was pre-

paring her food. After the last course, she met her. She says her childhood hero was everything she expected and more. “She was fun and welcoming and warm, and you just wanted to adopt her as your own grandmother,” Harman says. Harman’s avid interest in Child’s television instruction, and her own connections with her instructors at school, inspired her to teach. “When I was in culinary school, I was inspired by my instructors — I’m still in contact with many of them — and I wanted to contribute to the culinary world by developing the students coming into the industry. Teaching is a good fit for me.” Harman works with her students to demonstrate how tough a culinary career can be, but she also wants them to know how rewarding the profession can be. “It’s a lot of physical labor and long hours,” she says. “It’s not a field for someone who wants to enjoy weekends or holidays — especially the restaurant side. You burn yourself, you cut yourself, and you’re sweaty and hot. You don’t wear makeup in the kitchen; it will melt off your face,” she adds, with a laugh. “It’s a very hard balance. But if it’s the right choice for you, it can be a fabulous field and very rewarding. When you get that one customer who gives you a sincere thank you, then it’s all worth it.” Visit the school at TCW

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oliday entertaining is all about creating great menus. The word tapas literally means “cover” or “lid,” and it is said that the first tapas was simply a hunk of bread placed over a glass to keep out the fruit flies. According to Mark Martin, a chef at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charlotte, as the tradition developed, tapas became more elaborate small portions of foods, both hot and cold, served in bars, bodegas, and tascas to accompany dry Spanish sherry or draught beer. Tapas recipes vary according to the taste and cooking traditions of each region. But the tapas most often served are those including the many varieties of olives — green,

Manzanilla, machacadas (crushed), goradales (big), rellenas (stuffed), aliñadas (flavored), and deshuesadas (stoneless) — as well as dry nuts and many kinds of cold cuts. Other incarnations of “small plate” dishes include tiny rolls filled with ham, grilled eggplant, red peppers, various omelettes, fish, sausage, fresh anchovies, as well as croquettes and towering creations of potato salad, egg, mayonnaise, and shrimp supported by a toothpick and topped by an olive. This holiday season, TCW asked local foodies to create menus of small plates to inspire you in your search for something unique to offer guests. We highlight a few (but not all) recipes from each menu, both here and on our Web site at >

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4 pounds large shrimp (21-25 per pound) 3/4 cup olive oil 15 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika 1 cup dry sherry Juice of 2 lemons 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1. Peel shrimp. 2. Warm olive oil in a large sauté pan; add 15 thinly sliced garlic cloves to the oil, and sauté for 1 minute, being careful not to burn the garlic. 3. Raise the heat to high; add shrimp, paprika, sherry, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. 4. Stir shrimp until they turn pink and begin to curl. 5. Serve in a rimmed platter and top with the cooking liquid, freshly ground pepper, and parsley. 6. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the juices.

A note from Jill Marcus: Don’t forget to enjoy with a glass of sherry.

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1 can artichoke quarters, drained and finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups rice 1. In a medium sauté pan, sauté the artichokes with butter, onion, and garlic until onions and artichokes are lightly browned. 2. Add 2 cups of rice to the skillet; then gradually add vegetable stock; cook on medium to high heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has been absorbed. 3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and allow to cool. 4. Add parmesan, and mix well. 5. To form the croquetas, spoon about 1 tablespoon of the rice mixture into the palm

4 cups vegetable stock 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 pound Manchego cheese, cut into small cubes (thumbnail-sized) 1 cup cornmeal Flat-leaf parsley of your hand. 6. Place 1 small cube of Manchego cheese into the center and reshape to make a ball with the cheese in the center. 7. Roll the croquetas in cornmeal and shake off any excess. 8. Sauté the croquetas in olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes, until they are crisp and golden. 9. Serve warm with chopped flat-leaf parsley.

A note from Jill Marcus: Olives and Seranno ham are a great accompaniment to this dish!

Visit us online at for a recipe for Roasted Garlic Soup Sippers. >

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1 1/2 pound small potatoes 5 teaspoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, sliced 3 dried red chilies 1/2 teaspoon each cumin powder and paprika 2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and sliced Sea salt for sprinkling 1. Place clean potatoes in a pan of salted, boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, or until tender; drain and slightly cool. Cut into 1-inch chunks. 2. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, and fry the potatoes until golden. 3. Mix the garlic, chilies, and cumin in a blender, then add the paprika and vinegar. 4. Add garlic mixture to the potatoes, along with the green pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. 5. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

A note from Sarah Malik: I first tasted these in Madrid in a place that was full of workmen, tourists, older sophisticated ladies, all standing at the bar drinking beer or sangria and eating these delicious deep-fried potatoes.

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Salted Almonds 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons sea salt 2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces blanched almonds Sea salt for sprinkling 1. Combine the cayenne pepper and salt in a bowl. 2. Melt the butter with the oil in a frying pan. Add the almonds and fry them for 5 minutes or until golden. 3. Pour the almonds into the salt mixture and toss until coated. Leave to cool and store for 1 week.

Olives 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces black olives 4 ounces green olives

Marinated Cheese 6 ounces Manchego 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 garlic clove, sliced Garnish: a selection of herbs (thyme, tarragon, flat-leaf parsley)

1. Crush the coriander and fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle or small blender. 2. Add the garlic, rosemary, parsley, vinegar, and olive oil. 3. Put the olives in a bowl and add the marinade and chill for up to 1 week.

1. Cut the cheese into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl. 2. Combine oil, vinegar, peppercorns, garlic, and herbs. 3. Pour over the cheese and cover for 3 days.

A note from Sarah Malik: Pair this with Txacoli white wine from the Basque region in Spain. It is a light white wine with a slight spritz — a bit hard to find, so if you see it, buy it! Visit us online at for recipes for Spicy Sizzling Shrimp, Sangria, and Flavored Popcorn. >

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4 slices rustic bread, sliced ½-inch thick 2 ripe tomatoes, cut in half 1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil Sea salt to taste Optional: Garum (a black olive, caper, and anchovy spread. Visit for this recipe.) 1. Toast or grill bread. 2. Rub the open face of the tomato into 1 side of each piece of toast until all the flesh is grated. Discard skin. 3. Drizzle olive oil over tomato and season with salt. 4. Serve with Garum, if desired, or a thin slice of Jamón Serrano (Spanish cured ham).


8 extra-large green olives, unpitted 4 anchovy fillets, oil-packed, cut in half lengthwise 2 Piquillo peppers, cut into 8 1/2-inch-wide strips 1 garlic clove, rough chopped 3 tablespoons extra-virgin Spanish olive oil 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar Sea salt to taste 1. Using the flat side of a chef knife, press each olive until the pit pops out; do not split the olive in half. 2. Place 1 slice anchovy and pepper inside of each olive. 3. Combine garlic, olive oil, orange zest, and sherry vinegar to make a dressing. 4. Marinate stuffed olives in dressing for 30 minutes. 5. Serve sprinkled with sea salt.


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The writer, Emily Hedrick (below left), ventured out of her temporary home outside of Paris for a shopping excursion with a smile and little familiarity of the French language.



I took for granted I wouldn’t starve in La Frette. After all, France is not a Third World country, and while I don’t speak the language (to my regret), these are the people who invented éclairs. God knows, I love to eat, and even though I’m not much of a cook, I was confident I could scrounge up some sustenance once I arrived. Little did I know the initial challenges awaiting me. First of all, picturesque as the village is — nestled on the bank of the Seine, and only a 20-minute train ride from the center of Paris — La Frette has no amenities. The nearest grocer is in the next town upstream, Herblay, the drive to which would qualify for a carnival Dodge ’Em ride. French drivers are ruthless, especially if they smell fear. The Benoistels’ car, a tiny Daewoo with straight transmission, at first threatened to defeat me. But finally, after summoning some American pluck punctuated by many unladylike oaths, I got the feel of the road and made it to Herblay without mishap. The grocery store was a sad affair, offering only staples at inflated prices. At least there were some chocolate croissants in a plastic box. I grabbed them like a drowning woman seizing a life raft. For dinner that day, I figured I’d go to a restaurant. Ha! In a curious reverse-Blue Law way, on a Sunday in La Frette you can drink, but you cannot eat. I suppose to the French this policy makes perfect sense, but not to a starving American. The friendly bartender at one establishment, who spoke no English,

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drew me a crude map to a place on the Paris highway that she assured me was serving food. In my light-headed state I could have sworn she was saying “Hippopotamus.” It’s a measure of my hunger that I actually struck out in the Dodge ‘Em car to look for a hippopotamus. I said a prayer to the epicurean gods as I embarked on this fool’s errand. Having no road numbers and no sense of where I was going other than “hippopotamus” and “hot meal,” 15 minutes later I arrived at a chain restaurant on the order of Outback Steakhouse called — I’m not kidding — Hippopotamus! And bless them, the menus came with color pictures, so all I had to do was point. Gotta hand it to the hippo: It serves up a mighty fine sirloin kabob.

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To Market, To Market The next day, I took the train into Paris. There, in a sidewalk café, I had a delicious bowl of authentic French onion soup while congratulating myself on how grand life can be. Only later did I revise my assessment: Tasty as it had been, apparently this soup could be substituted as a colonoscopy prep. Thank goodness the French have finally discovered soft toilet tissue. By the end of my fourth day, I was getting peckish. I craved authentic French food and missed the variety to which I’m accustomed at home. Fortunately, I hit Herblay’s twice-aweek farmer’s market at just the right time. Voilà! Here was the typical French marketing experience I imagined. Held in a gazebo in the town square, the market draws local vendors dedicated to making the farm-to-fork journey as short as possible. Displays are grouped according to the type of foods being sold: Butchers sell only beef, pork producers sell only pork, fruit vendors sell only fruit, and so forth. At the dairy counter are dozens of varieties of cheeses, many locally made. Most of the food is labeled with its origins: At the fish counter were fresh fish from all over the Mediterranean; there were prawns from Madagascar. The condiment gentleman offered two dozen kinds of olives from Greece. After half an hour of strolling and drooling, I began assembling a picnic lunch: A >

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bunch of black grapes from Italy, a wedge of creamy cheese from Alsace, a few slices of locally made salami from the pork man, and a baguette of coarse local bread and a pastry from the baker. Total: 4.41 euros (about $5.75). For supper, I bought a whole roasted chicken from the poultry counter (12 euros), a homemade potato au gratin casserole from the prepared-foods stand (3.60 euros), and a gigantic head of Boston lettuce from the green grocer (a shockingly low 90 euro-cents). And some more pastries, of course. Even though nobody in the market spoke English, it’s amazing how far a smile and some elementary sign language can go. Everyone was in a jolly mood, and I felt right at home. In this convivial atmosphere, it was a banquet for the senses.

Beautiful Bounty Citrus from South America, fresh seafood, and olives from Greece make up just part of the bounty Emily Hedrick discovered while attempting to feed herself in France.



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But my marketing delights were only just beginning. I finally found a real supermarket, Carrefour. Think Walmart on steroids — with liquor. A Super Walmart-sized building with the grocery and pharmacy components, but no toys or clothes or guns. With an ampedup bakery. Two aisles of nothing but yogurt. Brandname foods from 100 countries. (Israeli lemonade, anyone?) A special on jumbo shrimp for 2 euros per kg, which I could only guess is cheap, unlike any other commodity on the shelves. Gorgeous citrus fruits from South Africa. Carrefour on this Friday was as busy as Walmart on the Saturday before Christmas. I walked around in a stupor of indecision. It was all I could do to select some salad dressing, bouillon cubes, and a couple of pastries before reaching overload. In the checkout line I realized I had forgotten to bring my own plastic bag. Carrefour helpfully sold me one for 10 cents. Like all shoppers, I bagged my own purchases. Heavens, what we take for granted at our local Harris Teeter. Before I left France, I even ventured to turn on the stove in “my” house and make a pot of white bean, leek, and bacon soup. It tasted pretty good, if I do say so myself. Of course, any meal shines when you chase it with a couple of French pastries. TCW

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“As basic as it sounds, the perfect tomato is what I look for,” says Phillip Carter, executive chef at Cantina 1511. He researches the United States and Mexico to source the best tomatoes year round, and usually chooses the Roma variety for its sweet flesh and low juice content, which is ideal for homemade salsas.

Sour Cream Tamara Thompson, owner and chef at Sadie’s Soulful Southern Experience, says sour cream is indispensable. “It makes everything taste good, from casseroles to cakes and desserts. It’s also good, of course, to use in whipping up a quick dip.”

Garlic Tony Gladden, of the Penguin Drive-In, says that fresh chopped garlic is his one preferred ingredient that enhances everything. He adds it to soups, stews, and marinades. It is also a choice item for Café Nirvana’s Indian dishes, according to manager John Chinnapan. They use fresh, crushed garlic in marinades, in the tandoori chicken tikka masala, as well as in chicken biryani and on the freshly baked naan bread.


Joshua Cline, chef at Café Monte, loves onions, especially a good Vidalia onion from Georgia. “They are the one ingredient I use more than anything, besides salt and pepper. Onions are a building block for sauces, stocks, side dishes, and entrées,” he says. Adam Long, executive chef at Big Daddy’s Burger Bar, says that for him, yellow onions top the list. He loves them in collard greens, and for building sauces such as béchamel sauce for fettuccine and gravies.

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Butter “If I didn’t have butter in the kitchen, I might die,” says Aaron Rivera, executive chef at Nolen Kitchen. Rivera loves to use butter to add flavor to chicken by putting a mixture of it with fresh herbs and lemon under the skin before putting it in the oven to cook. Bruce Moffett, chef at Barrington’s Restaurant, likes unsalted European butter, particularly Cabot’s or Plugra brands. Moffett finds it indispensable for thickening and flavoring sauces, in mashed potatoes, and in baking cakes and making desserts. He’s using it currently in the creation of a new coffee cake.

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Lemons Fresh lemons make the cut for Stratos Lambos, chef and partner at the Greek restaurant Ilios Noche. He says he squeezes fresh lemons and uses the juice for dressings, in marinades, and for seasoning fish, meat, and poultry. He even candies the lemon to top off a dessert.

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For an unexpected burst of flavor, Carpe Diem’s sous-chef, Buzz Frazier, goes for fresh, locally sourced herbs including parsley, sage, cilantro, and basil. He especially likes micro-herbs, which are germinated sprouts of herbs, from Tega Hills in Fort Mill, S.C. “They give a burst of flavor to salads,” he says.

Fleur de sel (literally, meaning the flower of salt) is French chef Mickael Blais’ preferred ingredient. Executive chef at both Cosmos Café Uptown and Ballantyne, he sprinkles it very lightly on foods once they’re prepared. This special sea salt, usually from Brittany in France, looks like tiny diamonds. Blais says he likes its pure quality and unique savor.

Olive Oil Portofino’s Mauro Scotto-Lavina is influenced by his Southern Italian roots and feels that extra virgin olive oil is the essential ingredient for his flavorful cooking.

Bacon Lisa Burris, of Savor Café and Catering, relies heavily on thick slices of Applewood hickory smoked bacon. “We use it in a lot of our dishes,” she says. “And it’s the one thing I can’t give up personally.” Ben Miles, chef de cuisine at BLT Steak, finds that bacon and bacon fat add flavor to side dishes like collard greens and Brussels sprouts. He braises bacon and uses it in salads. He has even concocted a bacon ice cream mixed with maple syrup, and uses bacon fat instead of butter for a tasty addition to popcorn. TCW

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f you’re lucky enough to own that cute set of holiday china (you know the one: Christmas tree in the center of each dinner plate,

or dreidels dancing around the rim of each soup bowl), you’ll be pulling it out this season for its once-a-year appearance. But, if the holiday turkey or pot roast is going to be landing in the center of your everyday china, consider dressing up the table with napkin rings. Like jewelry for your table settings, napkin rings can be high-impact to complement plainJane plates, or simply beautiful to pair with snazzy serving pieces. Napkin rings are, of course, available in the home department of most stores. But you can always add a personal touch by making your own. These gorgeous confections were created by Lydia Stern, owner of beading store Beadlush, at 1217 The Plaza. TCW


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s the discussion around health care becomes more convoluted, taking a simpler approach to wellness seems like a breath of fresh air. For Dr. Kivette Parkes, a back-to-basics approach is top priority. Job one for her Charlotte practice is providing patients with the tools to integrate all the parts of their lives — home life, work stress, food choices, exercise, and family Dr. Kivet te relationships — into a plan approach Parkes takes a si m to wellnes s in her p pler, total-care that focuses on good health ractice. and living well. “I do not treat symptoms,” says Dr. Parkes, who earned her of sources. “I treat people, not diseases,” says Dr. degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridge- Parkes. “But many of my patients port in Connecticut. “I look for come to me with conditions that the cause of a patient’s illness or can benefit from Naturopathic care. unrest, and I treat that. My fo- I will work in conjunction with a patient’s other physicians, includcus is truly holistic and based on ing their gynecologist, cardiologist, Naturopathic principles.” Naturopathic Medicine uses endocrinologist, or general practitioner, to come up with a plan to natural remedies to stimulate the body’s ability to heal and main- treat root causes of an illness.” Through diet and nutrition, tain itself and employs a holistic approach and minimal use of sur- vitamins, herbal supplements, gery and drugs. Because many of homeopathy, and exercise, Dr. her patients come to her when Parkes treats “the whole person.” they are already dealing with, Her initial visit with a new patient and sometimes suffering greatly is an in-depth consultation that addresses lifestyle and health from, a variety of health issues choices from childhood to pres— from diabetes to obesity to arthritis to cancer — Dr. Parkes ent day. General visits include will often fulfill the necessary lifestyle and nutrition counseling, role of the central physician, disease prevention, detoxification, tracking various treatments the weight management, and antipatient receives from a variety aging strategies. TCW

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