Durham, N.C. — Food and Wine magazine has named Durham's Big Spoon Roasters one of its 20 best food artisans. The full list is featured in the November issue and online.
We have been fans for years, so we are glad owner Mark Overbay and the rest of the Big Spoon gang are getting national recognition! In the article, Overbay says he hasn't "eaten an industrially processed nut butter in 15 years."
"I’ll drink bad coffee in a pinch, but I’ll always wait until I can get good nut butter," Overbay said.
Overbay told the magazine that he learned to make nut butter when he was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in a rural village in Zimbabwe. The families would roast peanuts over an open fire and use stones to make a paste.
In the issue, Overbay also gives his recipe for Peanut Dipping Sauce.