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A Taste of Eastern Europe

  By Jimese S. Orange We have Charlotte’s diverse immigrant population to thank for giving us access to a dynamic array of ethnic foods. Explore eastern European cuisine off the beaten path at family-owned restaurants specializing in Bosnian and Polish comfort foods.…

A Taste of Africa in the Queen City

By Jimese Orange My first experience with African food was through Ethiopian cuisine. As I tore into the spongy flat bread called injera, using it simultaneously as food and a utensil to soak up the spicy assortment of stews, vivid memories of my maternal grandmother were invoked.…

Chefs Making Their Mark in Culinary Arts

By Jimese Orange With social media hashtags such as #blackowned, #buyblack and #blackbusiness trending, it’s easier than ever for potential customers to find and support local businesses and recycle dollars within the community, especially during the holiday season. In the culinary arts and local food scene, chefs are connecting with and servicing customers in unconventional ways, beyond the usual restaurant venture.…