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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. 

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,...

Joyous Cooking: A No-Fuss Supper

If you’re interested in culinary history, you will devour Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste. The memoir,...

Joyous Cooking: Slaw and Order

Like a zillion other Tar Heels, my husband is a barbecue fanatic, willing to drive great distances for a quality pulled-pork sandwich. Luckily, he...

Joyous Cooking: Get Crafty

Craft cocktails first came to my attention in a Charleston restaurant a few years ago. Arriving early for our dinner reservation, friends and I...