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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


Sautéing and Stir-Frying



Dressings and Sauces

Herbs and Seasonings

Agent Resources

Primary Contact:
Zandra Alford
Extension Associate
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences 
NC State University

Written By

Joanna Lelekacs, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager Call Joanna Email Joanna ANR/CRD
NC State Extension, NC State University
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