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One of North Carolina's newest niche economies is its growing wine industry. From Moonrise Bay Vineyard at the northern tip of the Outer Banks to Asheville's Biltmore Estate, North Carolina has 400 vineyards and around 72 wineries in 30 counties. The industry employs a workforce of over 5,700 with a payroll of about $159 million.
Sam Poley is a Durham area chef and the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau. Poley discusses the joy he gets from cooking and the fun he had as a chef. Poley has been instrumental in promoting Durham’s restaurants and his work has helped keep a few in business. Poley talks about his job, the restaurant industry in Durham, and cooking.
More Latino supermarkets are popping up around the Triangle area. Area residents, owners, and cooks talk about how these markets help spread culture in the area and can encourage people to try making new foods at home.
Several Indy Week writers visit with candy makers in the Triangle Area and examine (and taste) their wares. They are Escazu Artisan Chocolates (Lucas) and GerDan Chocolates and Brew Chews (Lucas); Popalops Candy Shop (Wallace); Miel Bon Bons (Shestak) and Videri Chocolate Factory (Shestak); Chapel Hill Toffee (Cusick) and Matthews's Chocolates (Cusick).