Bill Smith

Food & Drink

Farewell, Crook’s Corner

The Chapel Hill, North Carolina, restaurant closed after nearly forty years of putting Southern food on the map. It also introduced the writer Daniel Wallace to the life—and wife—he dreamed of

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Bill Smith’s Honeysuckle Sorbet

A taste of summer from Chapel Hill mainstay Crook’s Corner

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Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

The crowd-pleaser dessert


Where We’re Going in 2016

Here’s where you’ll find the G&G editors outside the office in the next twelve months

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Kitchen Diplomacy

For Bill Smith, the chef who has quietly kept Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s beloved Crook’s Corner at the heart of the Southern culinary universe for more than twenty years, food always revolves around family—the one he’s related to and the one he isn’t

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Inside the Crook’s Corner Kitchen

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


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In the Kitchen with Bill Smith

The Crook's Corner chef has helped set the course of Southern food for more than twenty years