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Here are some of my appearances on television, websites, magazines, newspapers, and radio:

Sheri Castle

A Spoken Dish

A Spoken Dish

A Spoken Dish is a series of short documentaries on Southern food stories sponsored by the Southern Foodways Alliance, Georgia Organics, and Whole Foods Market. I am in five of them and could not be more proud.

In this video I shared the wonder that is Chocolate Gravy:

I also talked about Fermented Half-Runner Green Beans:

Being a good table citizen:

The art form that's essential to life:

And a video about my magic pickling rock:

These videos were also mentioned on Food Republic and Huffington Post.

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

I wrote twelve recipes for the article "Bumper Crop" in the August, 2014 issue. The recipes included:

  • Lemony Squash and Provolone Dinner Toast
  • Honey Dijon Zucchini Potato Salad
  • Garlicky Zucchini Noodles
  • Yellow Tomato Braised Beans
  • Blistered Green Beans
  • Green Beans and Pesto Pasta
  • Tomato-Topped Corn and Feta Casserole
  • Oven-roasted Chile Butter Corn
  • Corn and Cataloupe Chopped Salad.

SFA Gravy Blog

Southern Foodways Alliance Blog I wrote guest blog posts for the Southern Foodways Alliance during November and December 2013:

These blog entries were also featured in The Daily South.

Southern Living

Southern Living I have written several recipes and a short essay for Southern Living recently, including:

The Local Palate

The Local Palate

In January 2014 I wrote the magazine's cover story, "In the Soup." It featured five recipes, including Carolina Fish Muddle and Brazilian Chicken Stew.

I wrote the article "A Field Guide to Field Peas" for the August, 2013 issue. It included a lengthy essay on the history of field peas and six recipes.

Our State

Our State magazine For the February 2014 issue of Our State magazine I wrote the article "A Carolina Cake Tour," featuring cakes representing the various food traditions of North Carolina:

Gilt Taste

Gilt Taste

I have written or co-written several articles for Gilt Taste:

The New York Times

The New York Times In the November 19 article called The United States of Thanksgiving, I am quoted about the history of NC sweet potatoes. I also shared a recipe for traditional paw paw pudding.

Sweet Potato Cornbread


Sweet Potato Cornbread

North Carolina and sweet potatoes go way back. The relationship, according to the food writer Sheri Castle, hinges on a history of abundance. "Sweet potatoes were plentiful, even among the poorest folks of any ethnicity," she said. "Enslaved Africans used sweet potatoes in place of yams and other West African root vegetables." To this day, the state is a national leader in growing the crop. Stephanie L. Tyson, the chef who oversees the kitchen at a Winston-Salem spot called (appropriately) Sweet Potatoes, likes to blend one Southern staple into another. The result is a cornbread laced with a holiday-friendly undercurrent of cinnamon and nutmeg. Ms.Tyson has said that the cornbread just clicks with a side of greens, but we have a feeling it will play well with cranberries and gravy, too.
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Traditional paw paw pudding


Traditional paw paw pudding

When it comes to pawpaw, accept no substitutes. Trust us; we tried. We went to a bunch of experts — scholars who specialize in fruit, plus chefs and cookbook authors who know all about the proud culinary history of Appalachia — and we asked them, "If a home cook doesn’t happen to have any pawpaw, what combination of other fruits and vegetables might work well as a replacement?" We picked up passing nods to sweet potatoes, bananas, papayas, avocados, really ripe mangoes. But in the end everyone came back with variations on "Forget it, there’s nothing like a pawpaw." The weird, goopy-textured, tropical-ish fruit whose name sounds like a punch line on "Hee Haw" can be found scattered all over the country, but recipes (for cakes, pies, puddings) abound largely in West Virginia and nearby states like Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. If you happen to secure some pawpaw, best to get out of its way, as is the case with this pudding. Pawpaw is a holiday guest who responds well to minimal interference.
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The New York Times I was quoted in Melissa Clark's July 2, 2013 article "Stack Pie, Rediscovered," explaining the Appalachian history of Stack Pie.

The Kitchn

The Kitchn

thekitchn.com published three articles I wrote on holiday breakfasts:

Sound Palate with Kitty Kinnin

I've had a number of conversations with Kitty Kinnin over the last few months:

  • Holiday ideas for vegetarians (December 8, 2013):



  • Perfect mashed potatoes (November 17, 2013):



  • A dinner party wish list (October 20, 2013):



  • A cooking faux pas (September 16, 2013):



  • My thoughts on a Southerner's love for bourbon (September 11, 2013):



  • The power of food stories (August 25, 2013):



North Carolina Bookwatch: DG Martin Interview

NPR's Kitchen Window

NPR's Kitchen Window

The April 24, 2013 article A Fresh Pod Cast: Savoring Spring's Green Peas featured a history of green peas and three recipes, including the Venetian classic Risi E Bisi (Rice and Peas).

On November 7, 2012, NPR's Kitchen Window featured my article Cider House Jewels Get Creative Juices Flowing. In includes a brief history of apple cider in America as well as six recipes, including Chicken With Cider Pan Sauce and Apple Cider Pound Cake With Cider Caramel Sauce.

My October 3, 2012 article It's Time to Pick a Peck of Peppers has instructions for roasting peppers. The article's five recipes include the Roasted Pepper and Pear Soup that's "like a bowl of fragrant liquid rubies."

Washington Post

Washington Post

The November 28, 2012 issue of the Washington Post featured my recipe for Cider-Braised Cabbage with Apples and Pecans. It's an adaptation of a recipe from my book, and it happens to be both vegetarian and gluten-free.

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun Garden & Gun magazine has featured my writing on two occasions:

USA Today

USA Today

In August 2011, I shared tips for what to do with zucchini in the article Making the Most of Extra Summer Produce. The article featured my recipe for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Squares.

In November 2011, I was quoted along with Virginia Willis and other authors in the article At Thanksgiving, regional dishes take a place at the table. I talked about the importance of sweet potatoes on the North Carolina Thanksgiving table.

New Orleans Times-Picayune

New Orleans Times-Picayune In July 2012 my good friend Marcelle Bienvenu wrote the article Dessert for breakfast? Yes, if it's peach cobbler with white cheddar biscuit topping. It includes several of my recipes.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune featured my recipe for Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa on December 26, 2012 as part of the article "Lucky Little Bites for the Holiday." My recipe for Spiced Rhubarb Ketchup appeared on May 25, 2011.

Both articles were syndicated and appeared in many newspapers around the country, including the San Jose Mercury News; the Arizona Daily Star of Tucson, Arizona; the Journal Times of Racine, Wisconsin; and the Daily Heralds of Everett, Washington and Kileen, Texas.

Peachtree Road Farmers' Market

I did a demo of Beans with Pecans, Lemon, and Parsley in June 2011.

Radio Tour

Martha Stewart Radio

As part of the promotional tour for my book I did interviews and appearances on more than 50 radio stations around the country, including a guest appearance on Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusXM.

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog My recipe for Southern Collard Greens was the featured story on June 16, 2011.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Miriam Rubin has written two "Miriam's Garden" articles featuring my recipes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

VIV Magazine

VIV Magazine A June 2011, VIV magazine article reviewed my book and published my recipe for Summer Farro Salad.

Taste of the South

Taste of the South Magazine In the Summer of 2011, Food Editor Betty Terry did an extensive interview with me about the importance of fresh food and where Southern food is heading.

Savor NC

Savor NC Magazine The article "Focus on Fresh" is an interview that appeared in the March-April 2011 issue of the magazine. (It appears on pages 44 and 46 of the online version of the magazine.) A bonus online article includes my recipes for Fish Tacos with Radish Slaw and Rhubarb and Strawberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Crust.

Chapel Hill Magazine

Chapel Hill Magazine I was featured in a short article that included my recipe for Blackberries and Peaches in Sweet Basil Syrup with Cornmeal Pound Cake.

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth My recipe for Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuit Topping was featured in Edible Dallas & Fort Worth in the Summer 2011 issue.

WCOM 103.5: West End Report on the Arts

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