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.

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast ’em low and slow and then toss ’em on the grill for a spell.

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Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! And folks are calling it fried chicken perfection.

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Lamb Shank Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie

This shepherd’s pie recipe is a touch untraditional, relying on tender braised lamb shank rather than the typical ground lamb. Call us rebels.

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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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Deep Fried Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey

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

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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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Zucchini Slaw Recipe

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws—choose rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

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Roasted Radishes

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

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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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Thai-Style Sliced-Beef Lettuce Wraps

For these beef lettuce wraps, steak is marinated in a soy-ginger sauce, grilled, and then thinly sliced. The beef is wrapped with lettuce and popped in your mouth.

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