About Sara Foster

Sara Foster

Sara Foster is the founder and owner of Foster’s Market in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. She has authored four cookbooks, including her most recent titles, Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen and The Foster’s Market Cookbook. A contributing food editor for Cottage Living magazine, Sara previously worked as a chef for Martha Stewart’s catering company. She and her husband, Peter Sellers, live on a farm outside of Durham.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Sweet as nectar. That’s what we think of this Southern classic, a charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans aplenty.

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  • 1 H
  • 18
Bibb Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing

Bibb Wedges, Radicchio, Endive, and Blue Cheese Dressing

Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Deep Fried Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey

Crisp, burnished skin and moist, impossibly tender meat can be yours. The only trick is not catching the house on fire.

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  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 5
Barbecue Beef Brisket Tacos

Chipotle Maple Barbecue Beef Brisket

All the messy, smoky goodness of a backyard barbecue minus the messy, smoky backyard.

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  • 4 H
  • 2
Pickled Spring Vegetables

Pickled Spring Vegetables With Mustard-Seed Vinaigrette

This quick refrigerator pickle melds old-fashioned crunch with new-fangled ease.

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  • 8 H
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Quito's Barbecue Butt Rub

Quito’s Barbecue Butt Rub

Sara Foster’s barbecue rub, a cheeky mix of paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic, chili powder, and brown sugar, can be massaged into beef, pork, or chicken.

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  • 5 M
  • 4
Pan-Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary

Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary

Everyday carrots turn shyly sophisticated when infused with flavor and coaxed to tenderness in this no-hassle side dish.

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  • 25 M
  • 9
Zucchini Slaw Recipe

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

A surprising take on a classic, this slaw dresses late-summer zucchini with your choice of dressing, whether rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Chipotle-Maple Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce

This indescribably must-have-more-of-this sauce boasts the complex sweetness of maple syrup and the smoky spice of chipotle peppers. Slather it at will.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these tender, moist, can’t-stop-at-one baby back ribs? Roast ‘em low and slow, slather ‘em with sauce, and, toss ‘em on the grill.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 5
Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes

Roasting these rotund little roots turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
Sourdough Bread Salad with Chicken

Warm Sourdough Bread Salad with Chicken

Tender. Crunchy. Savory Sweet. This satiating bread salad is full of contradictions, including how something so straightforward can taste so complex.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
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