Food & Drink

Inside the Crook’s Corner Kitchen

A tour of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

February/March 2015

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Bill Smith with a few heads of savoy cabbage.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Tamales made with fresh corn, chiles, and country ham drippings.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Smith on the job in the Crook’s Corner kitchen.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Coworker Sebastian Lopez-Leon.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Well-thumbed cookbooks line a shelf.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

The Crook’s Corner sign features a pig on a pole.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Crook’s Corner’s iconic shrimp and grits.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Smith’s Orange Red-Hot sorbet.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Smith in the Crook’s courtyard.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Smith’s suptuous banana pudding.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

A hunk of butter and a handwritten recipe.

photo: Andrew Kornylak