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Moreton Neal is an author and interior designer who lives in Chapel Hill. She is a lifelong foodie, having co-founded LA Residence in 1976. 

A Zesty Recipe for Zucchini Pie

Before the Carrboro Farmers’ Market opened in 1977 and way before “farm to fork” dining was taken for granted here, fresh local veggies were...

Try This Cookout-Worthy Radicchio and Carrot Slaw

Who knew radishes could be so mind-blowingly delicious? After a friend served them topped simply with butter and salt, my husband, Drake, and I...

Recipe: Fish with Browned Butter and Capers

A recent quick trip to Wrightsville Beach was focused on decorating a beach condo with hardly a thought given to food. My client and...

Warm Up With These Winter Comfort Foods

In December, my husband and I traveled to territory unfamiliar to us, Austria and Bavaria. This beautiful part of the world was not unknown,...

These Fritters Are Perfect Finger Foods For Festive Gatherings

“The Better Living Show,” a Durham-based radio program I co-hosted for over 15 years, was all about food. Every Wednesday, we interviewed well-known chefs,...

Create Your Own Recipe When Google Searches Fall Short

While most folks headed for the beach or the mountains this summer, we shot past the Blue Ridge to the unlikely tourist destination of...

The Healthy Season

Paleo, Whole 30, Eat to Live, low carb, gluten free. If you haven’t heard of these diet trends by now, you must living under...

Your Best Brunch Begins with This Dish

Moreton Neal says this foolproof dish can be made the night before, allowing you to skip prep time the morning you'd like to enjoy...

Perfect for Mother’s Day: Mama’s Strawberry Pie Recipe

Mother’s Day isn’t just for mothers here in Chapel Hill. The Hallmark holiday is eclipsed, every second Sunday of May, by commencement at UNC. Moms, unless...

Top Tips to Make the Perfect Pie + Recipe

I have a love-hate relationship with pie. Long ago, during my brief career as a pastry chef, flaky-crusted pies were my specialty. One day,...