Halal in the Duke City
Meat with a higher calling
By Mina Yamashita
Middle Eastern cuisine is one of my favorites, but I only recently learned about eating halal—the Islamic version of kosher. The word “halal” simply means lawful or allowed. The Islamic laws that govern the preparation of food—especially meat—are nearly identical to the requirements for the best organic products. In accordance with Islamic law, the person taking the animal’s life must invoke the name of God at the time of the slaughter. Animals have to be treated humanely from field to table. Companies that sell halal products are certified. Pork is haram—unlawful.
Flash in the Pan
Robbing the Compost Pile
Carrot tops, spinach bottoms and the whole radish
By Ari LeVaux
The preparation and consumption of animal offal has become trendy in recent years. From headcheese to braised pig feet, there are all sorts of ways of turning animal refuse into delicacies. And while plant offal hasn't exactly become the new rage, B-list plant parts can be incorporated into tasty meals as well. Ari LeVaux provides recipes for three such underused ingredients: spinach roots and the greens of carrots and radishes.
Third Annual Apple and Pumpkin Fest
By Desiree Garcia
Apple picking and orchard tours, fresh apple cider, hay rides, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, green chile roasting, ristras, live entertainment and more.
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