Although we live in Georgia, I have always been smitten with colleges in North Carolina…not sure why. When my oldest was looking for a college to attend, we drove all over North Carolina visiting colleges, hoping to persuade him to attend Wake Forest. He wasn’t persuaded.
When my middle child was about to choose where to go to school, we drove all over North Carolina visiting colleges..hoping to persuade him to attend UNC, Duke, or Wake. He wasn’t persuaded.
Now the baby girl is graduating. So guess what. We made another trip driving all over NC looking for a college for her to attend. She really loved Wake…
Admissions Building Wake Forest University (Isn’t it beautiful?!)
but like her older brothers, she has decided to go somewhere different. Since she is the baby, I guess I have to give up on this idea. (Maybe grad school???)
After touring Wake and 2 other UNC schools over several days, I suggested that we should eat at Foster’s Market since we were in the area. When I hear the name Sara Foster, I think of food …updated Southern cooking, and I think of cookbooks – cookbooks that I love.
So we decided to have lunch at the Foster’s Market in Durham. We drove through a torrential rainstorm and then arrived here….
Quite an assortment of tables out front, huh? (Remember this is a college town.) After parking, we walked through one of the porches and into here.
It was like a wonderful old market with great looking fresh food. I started looking around at all the neat things in there,and drooling over the yummy looking food in the display cases. (Sorry for the blurry photos…I’m not sure what I was doing with my camera. 🙂 )
We ordered an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. (Desserts are always the first thing I check out on a menu. 🙂 ) I made sure that I tried their roasted red potato salad. It is one of our favorite recipes from the original Foster’s Market Cookbook. This is what mine looks like at home:
Amazingly (at least I thought it was amazing) the dish I had at the restaurant tasted just like the potato salad we make at home from their cookbook. All of our lunches were delicious – including the desserts.
We were almost finished eating when I heard a voice I recognized. I turned around, and there was Sara Foster herself – LIVE AND IN PERSON! Yep, she was there!!! I could not believe it. (She’s really short… a lot shorter than I realized. 🙂 ) My daughter kept saying, “Mom, take her picture. Mom take her picture,” but I did not want to look like some crazed groupie. I was going to appear cool. So…sorry. Don’t shoot me. I did not take her picture, BUT I did get an autographed cookbook.
All in all a very fun afternoon!
So would you have taken Sara’s picture or not?