NC State Extension

Cooking Local Foods

Research shows that individuals and families who eat more foods at home consume a healthier diet. In order for families to eat more foods at home and connect nutrition to healthy, local foods, cooking skills are an essential teaching strategy to help families adopt new healthy behaviors.

Getting Started: Stocking the Basics

Knife Skills

Thermometer Basics

Cooking Eggs

Boiling and Blanching

Steaming

Sautéing and Stir-Frying

Roasting

Baking

Dressings and Sauces

Herbs and Seasonings


Agent Resources


Primary Contact:
Lorelei Jones
EFNEP Coordinators
Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University


Written By

Photo of Joanna LelekacsJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager (919) 515-1195 joanna_lelekacs@ncsu.eduANR/CRD - NC State University
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