Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

The Taste of North Carolina

Posted April 24, 2008 9:29 a.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2008 9:43 a.m. EDT

You created a sachet of North Carolina aromas. Your descriptions for The Smell of North Carolina were personal, poignant and poetic. I delighted in each entry. Thank you very much!

Let us adjust our sensory knob. Let’s turn to Tar Heel Taste Buds.

What is the taste of North Carolina? What culinary delights best define your life in the Old North State?

For me it would have to be my mother’s homemade pimento cheese served on grilled sour dough bread. It is also the sweet taste of maple syrup flowing down from a steaming stack of my father’s corn cakes made from scratch. The taste of North Carolina is also the moist and savory barbeque served up both downeast and out west Lexington style.

What about you? What is The Taste of North Carolina?