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Morsels: Eden opens in Durham

Durham News columnist Elizabeth Shestak writes about the Durham dining scene in her monthly column Morsels. She's got a report on the new restaurant Eden, which opened in the space formerly occupied by Starlu, as well as what's going on next month at the Durham Farmers' Market.

 

New vegetarian eatery in Chapel Hill

Check out Greg Cox's latest Epicurean column with details on Butternut Squash, a new vegetarian restaurant in Chapel Hill, as well as news on other moves in the Wake County dining scene.

And check out Cox's round up of Middle Eastern eateries across the Triangle.

Taking Stock: Wednesday Deals posted

Tags: Mouthful

Sue Stock has posted the Wednesday Deals. If you are not familiar with Sue's deals, she does all the work for you pairing coupons with what's on sale at the grocery stores and pharmacies.

Ed Mitchell to appear on Today show Thursday

Pit master Ed Mitchell will be cooking ribs on the Today show Thursday morning.

Win Julia's Kitchen Wisdom

Here's your chance to win the book, "Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking," by Julia Child.

Win tickets to see Julie & Julia

In today's paper, we have a quiz for Julie & Julia fans and a chance to win tickets to see the movie opening weekend. Each reader who answers all 10 questions correctly will be chosen at random to win the tickets, as well as a copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," by Julia Child.

Frugal Feasts: Deadline for Cookbook Contest

Noon today is the deadline for the Frugal Feasts' recipe contest.

The reader whose frugal recipe is published first on the blog will receive "Eat Cheap but Eat Well: Over 120 Penny-Pinching Recipes," by Charles Mattocks. Mattocks is also known as The Poor Chef. 

Send your frugal recipes to andrea.weigl@newsobserver.com. 

Frugal Feasts: Deviled Chicken Thighs

Each Wednesday, I offer a recipe based on what's on sale at the local grocery stores. 

This week, Lowe's Foods has Perdue chicken thighs on sale for
$1.19 a pound. The thighs come in 5 1/2 pound packages. So I found a recipe from one of my favorite food writers, Mark Bittman, the Minimalist cook for The New York Times. The recipe is for Deviled Chicken Thighs. It uses two items many savvy shoppers have in their pantry: mustard and Tabasco sauce. 

La Farm baking classes

Tags: Mouthful | La Farm

Please Note: Class prices increased to $75. 

La Farm baker Lionel Vatinet is teaching a slew of baking classes this fall. They are so popular that they often sell out early so that's why we're giving you plenty of time to book your spot.

Only $50 a week on groceries?

Tags: Mouthful

We found this fascinating blog, fiftybucksaweek.com, chronicling three authors' attempts to save money on groceries in New York, Kansas City and Portland.