The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Chefs from area restaurants are dishing up some of their recipes and tips for preparing seasonal, locally caught seafood.  This week, PRE's Mac McKee spoke with the special activities coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Wayne Justice about the annual event.

Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE in the works for next year’s holiday season.

Whether its pig pickin’ cake, pecan pie or something more unusual like baked shad, we all have family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Some ingredients are safeguarded and only known by a few.  But for those more willing to share their secret, the North Carolina Museum of History Associates is asking residents from the mountains to the coast to send in their unique family recipes for a soon to be published statewide cookbook.