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Fried Green Mater BLT

Where Male Nesting Behavior Meets Green Tomato BLTs

Over two years ago, as my wife’s belly began to grow and the death threats she hurled at the doctor and myself increased in intensity, I embarked on a campaign known in the animal kingdom as nesting. Sure most people associate nesting with a pregnant female’s natural instinct to start preparing for the new arrival, […]

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How to Make Italian-Style Hot Sausage

This year we wanted to start making more things at home and rely less on the convienent but low quality meat of my local Food Lion. For Christmas I received a Kitchen-Aid mixer with the grinder and sausage making attachments. Like Ralphie with the Red Rider BB gun I couldn’t wait to tear the box […]

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The Big Ass Zucchini Burger in the backyard (July/Durham, NC)

Big Ass Zucchini Burger

I was recently going through some pictures and came across an epic burger I made this summer and somehow had forgotten all about. I like to call it the Big Ass Zucchini Burger.  You may wonder why I would give it such a name? It would most likely have to do with the fact that I […]

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Lard Caramel

Who you calling Lard Ass? Rose’s Lard Caramel

LARD!!!! There are not many words I can think of that evoke such a negative connotation. It has been ingrained in our heads as the foul, sloppy, mess when speaking in culinary terms and in describing our fellow man. When someone is looking to go for the jugular when arguing with our weight challenged friends, […]

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5 Key Steps to Running a Successful $25,000 Kickstarter Campaign

There are many factors that go into running a successful Kickstarter campaign. Many people don’t realize the legwork that goes into being successful in the crowd-funding game. There is a perception that once you go live the money will effortlessly start flowing in.  Watching Justin and Katie Meddis go through the process to fund their […]

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LBV Sunrise

(Video) How to Live a Good Life

Over the last five months, I have had a chance to sit down with five exceptional people and learn what makes them tick. I say they are exceptional because they are doing or reaching for something most people don’t have the courage to do, live on their own terms. Two food truck operators, a record […]

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Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop – Upcoming “Meat” & Greets

If you haven’t had the pleasure of “meating” Justin and Katie Meddis of Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop you are in luck. The duo have planned a number of events for you to come out and sample their meat before their shop officially opens this June. Please mark your calenders for these meaty events: […]

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Salt and Sugar: Kickstart a Dream of Meats and Sweets

I first heard of Justin and Katie Meddis a few months back during one of my bouts of trolling the internet for all things food. I saw pictures from the Pop-up dinners they had been hosting in the area and when they were not throwing dinners they were carving up various beasts. I learned that […]

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Whole Hog Butchery at Yellow Wolf Farm / Part 2

This is part two of the post about Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop’s Whole Hog Butchery Class. To see part one of click here As Justin previously explained, the group in the kitchen would start with the shoulder, the group in the dining room would handle the loin/belly and the group in the living […]

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Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop – Japanese Chicken Dinner

Last Wednesday I had the chance to watch Katie and Justin Meddis of Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop host a five course dinner at the King’s Daughter Inn. Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop does not have a home in Durham yet, but that has not stopped Katie and Justin from letting Durhamites sample […]

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