Here are some of my favorite places to get things for kitchen and cooking.  Some are local (around Durham, North Carolina) and others are Internet sources.  These are all suppliers that I’ve used and with whom I’ve been very pleased with service and quality of merchandise–I’ve no other connection with any of them other than that–no compensation, monetary or otherwise. See also Bibliography.


General information on cheeses, as well as listings by name, country, type of milk use. etc.

Chocolate & cocoa

Gardening information

Grains & legumes

Herbs & spices

Meats and meat products

  • Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop, Durham NC.  Meats, including offal, lard, stock, and an awesome selection of sweets as well as meats.
  • Meadow Lane Farms, Louisburg NC.  Vendors at the Durham Farmers’ Market.  Excellent meats, including offal.  Beef, and they are doing more pork now too.  That’s where I get my soup bones for beef stock! 
  • D’Artagnan  I’ve used them for  supplies for traditional cassoulet purchased individually as well as the “kit”.
  • Two Bridges Farm, 17 Lloyds Way Louisburg NC 27549.  Vendors at the Wake Forest Farmers’ Market.  Goat meat, chickens.
  • Turtle Mist Farm221 Suitt Road, Franklinton NC, 27525. (Phone 919.457-2942) Meats, eggs, poultry.  Offer farm vacations as well.  Vendors at Wake Forest Farmers Market

Pressure cooking

  • Pressure cooking times from Hip Pressure Cooking, Laura Pazzaglia

Rice cooker


That ubiquitous ingredient, often maligned, but ever so useful.

Tea & Coffee

  • Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Green, black, flavored,  and herbal/tisanes. I particularly like being able to order samples of teas ($2.00) before committing to even 4 ounces of an expensive tea.