January 22, 2014

Triangle food folks garner national honors

Chef Ricky Moore and Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham were recognized in Saveur’s annual 100 list, and four Triangle companies won Good Food Awards.

A few local food people have recently receive some recognition:

Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham was recognized in Saveur magazine’s annual 100 list. The magazine wrote about Saltbox: “The daily-caught fish bristles with freshness, the preparations reveal chef Ricky Moore’s creativity and skill: toothsome grilled bluefish in a smoky-spicy rub of paprika and Aleppo pepper; an oyster roll, the plump, sweet mollusks dusted in fine cornmeal before frying, then topped with a fresh herb-laced slaw. Moore’s tiny but mighty Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham, North Carolina, fulfills our wildest fantasies of what a takeout fish shack can be.”

Four Triangle companies received Good Food Awards this year: Durham’s Guglhupf Bakery, Restaurant and Cafe was honored for its smoked hog head cheese in the charcuterie category; Raleigh’s Videri Chocolate Factory for its 90% dark chocolate Ecuador Camino Verde in the chocolate category; Raleigh’s WR Chocolatier for its mocha in the confections category; and Hillsborough’s Two Chicks Farm for its dill kraut and pickles in the pickles category. The Good Food Awards honor small-scale food producers whose products taste great and meet sustainability standards. To see all the winners, go to

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