While I sort through this pile of notes and photos from New York for future blog posts (food truck festival! Soulful skate francese! corn pudding with bottarga!), take a look at today's food coverage at www.charlotteobserver.com/food:
- We've got advice and lists for people starting new kitchens (or people who want tips for their old ones).
- We have three prizes for the best answers to the question "Which six people (living or not) would be around the table at your perfect dinner party?" Send your answer to me at email@example.com for a chance to win. Deadline is end of the day Friday. I'll share answers and announce winners right here next week.
- I've got details of three N.C. culinary stars who did great at last weekend's James Beard Awards in New York.
- Catherine Rabb has advice for people who want to go into the wine business.