There is a gathering spot in Durham, NC and very close to Chapel Hill, NC where the folks of kindred spirit come to have a taste of some of the best seasonally prepared local fare. This charming place is called "Foster's Market" owned by Sara Foster. I would say this is a gourmet food market, cafe, coffee bar type place. There's sort-of a rustic motif going on with old creaky floors, mismatched chairs and old tables. You can flop into one of the sofas, or take your food outside on the patio, or take it home. Baskets are full of scones and outlandish candies. Food is made on the spot, fresh every day. There are prepared salads and soups, custom made sandwiches and the deserts are SO yummy. The menu changes seasonally, so its fresh all the time.
When you arrive at Foster's Market, you come off the main road to a gravel parking lot. I feel like I'm coming home. There is an old porch you enter with
all these lovely vines growing all over it. The porch has old farm tables on it and picnic tables are in abundance. There are old adirondack chairs everywhere out front. It's too hot now, but in the fall, everyone will be out there. I love to bring new people to Foster's Market. I enjoy their first-time reaction.
Sara Foster is a well known and respected chef, entrepreneur and cookbook arthor. These are two of my favorites full of fresh food ideas. Love them.
This is Sara's latest book, "Southern Kitchen". Friends, for real, this is hands-down a good one if you collect cookbooks or just want to grab some traditional comfort favorites. There are beautiful pictures and some of the best, best recipes. Sara has been featured in Southern Living magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appetit, and so on. Even if you're not from the south, you will love her cookbooks. I mean, Molasses Bourbon Pecan Pie- come on now, who wouldn't?