Behind-the-Scenes in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

by ‎08-06-2015 05:21 PM - edited ‎08-06-2015 05:24 PM

Hello, foodies…


I’m home! The In the Kitchen with David(R) crew left Chapel Hill, North Carolina early this morning and I’m sitting at my kitchen table reminiscing about our time there…what a WONDERFUL trip. On Tuesday, we did a culinary tour of North Carolina, visiting Time-Out, Mama Dips, and Venable restaurant!








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No, that's not my restaurant. Just a delicous coincidence. But afterwards, of course we took time to tour the town and my alma mater…UNC Chapel Hill.




Next we stopped by Hope Gardens, a non-profit urban farm-community garden serving the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. And it’s run entirely by UNC Chapel Hill Students.




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On behalf of QVC, I was thrilled to present Mary a generous donation to HOPE gardens on Wednesday night during the show. I’m so proud of the students involved with that initiative and the support the community is putting behind it.


And finally on Tuesday evening—I know, it was a busy day!—I went to The Root Cellar for a meet-and-greet.


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More photos to come in tomorrow’s blog from Wednesday’s live show. But here’s just a sneak peek of the evening…


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David and the Chef To Be 2.jpg


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Keep it flavorful, foodies…I’ll blog with you again tomorrow!


on ‎08-06-2015 08:19 PM

 Hello Mr V! Glad you're home safe & sound! It was wonderful seeing Mama Sarah! She's a Gem! You had so much fun! Of course! See you Sunday!

on ‎08-06-2015 11:50 PM

Hi, David!! So glad you had a great time in NC. The energy from the audience was contagious. Your mom Sarah is a beautiful lady who raised her son right. See you Sunday. Judy in Phoenix.

on ‎08-07-2015 09:55 AM

Had such an amazing time!!! Hope to get to do it again!Smiley Very Happy

on ‎08-07-2015 10:00 AM

Mr Venable....the show was fabulous.  So good to see you back in your home town. My sister is from Raleigh, we have visited often and it is quite a special place.

And if you do not mind me saying...your mom is so sweet. She is quite proud of her son as it shows all over her face !!!!

Thank you sir, for the fun, the laughter,  and the great host that you are. 

YOU are a true joy to watch  !!!!  Oh cannot forget MARY too.  She is an absolute hoot.

You both are the perfect combination !!!!!!

Your both quite awesome.

Thank you again......and keep the good things coming.

on ‎08-08-2015 01:00 AM

Hi David! 

Your show from Chapel Hill Rocked!!!  Great to see where you attended college. 

I think the pic of you in front of the namesake restaurant is cool!  You had a teriffic

crowd there in Chapel Hill too!  I watch you every Sunday (I'm working on Wed. evenigns

but I still peak at your show on breaks). 


Keep up the good work David.  Oh, by the way I gave my daughter one of your cookbooks

for Christmas last year.  She loved it! 



Columbus OH

on ‎08-09-2015 02:43 PM
Great show from NC. Great seeing you with your Mom.