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Shawn Harper has made hundreds of dives and submerged himself in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, the Arctic and Antarctic seas, the waters off Alaska, Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, Madagascar and New Zealand. He’s seen whales, sharks, rays, turtles, octopus and all manner of sea creat…

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Is your child interested in learning to prepare food or are they curious about where food comes from? Sign them up for the Seed It and Eat It Culinary Camp held by NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center. This camp for youth ages 9 to 14 and is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, …

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation has teamed up with Oden's Dock to present the annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast, which highlights exceptional local seafood.

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Holiday supper tables, laden with everyone’s favorite foods, are usually more challenging to execute than to dream about, even for the experienced cook. Recognizing this, more and more home cooks are asking for help, especially around the holidays.

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Treat your guests — and yourself — to a feast full of new, traditional, and coastal Carolina favorites. Served buffet style, this easy to prepare menu includes a locally sourced beverage station, seasonal seafood, bounties from the fields and ingredients lovingly made by local food crafters.

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 I get a little flutter in my heart when I catch my first glimpse of one particular family of grapes on the farm market table. It is grape season on the Outer Banks and that means it is time for the big, plump, deep purple and speckled-chartreuse end of summer fruit from the vines that so ma…

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Where to find fresh-made sushi on the Outer Banks.

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Clams are a favorite Outer Banks delicacy

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Two of my favorite places to order old-school fried fish.

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NC Sea Grant is exploring the possibilities of bringing a new species, cape shark, to Outer Banks plates.

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Collards are a staple on Southern menus at this time of year.

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In honor of my own Nana, I have decided to recommit myself to the enjoyment of okra. Maybe not the definitive memorial for our wise, sassy and beloved matriarch, but I think she would be pleased. It was one of her absolute favorite vegetables.

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Late summer and early fall mean shrimp on the Outer Banks

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Outer Banks chefs and recipes featured in “Chefs of the Coast”

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Spice up your dishes with Fieldhand Sam’s rubs and jams

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Soft Shell Crab Molting 101 

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CSAs make it easy to get fresh vegetables and locally made goods

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Have you ever considered foraging for your fruit?

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Let’s chat about sustainable seafood and what it means to eat local seafood. First, answer this question: What kind of fish do you like to eat? If you are an Outer Banks seafood diner, chances are you answered flounder or rockfish or tuna. If you live a little on the edge, you might have ven…

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The fig is one of the few fruit-bearing trees to consistently survive, and thrive, in our salty climate.

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From Grandy to Kill Devil Hills to Manteo, the beer enthusiast has three decidedly varied breweries to choose from on the Outer Banks.