What is it that makes a recipe taste like home? Is it the local, seasonal ingredients? The cooking method, perfected and passed down? Or the love shared when friends and family enjoy a meal together?

In our upcoming cookbook, Homes in the Hometowns, Got to Be NC will feature recipes from home kitchens across North Carolina – and we want one of yours! Send us a favorite from your family table and share with us the memories that make it so special. Be sure to include any NC details – local ingredients, local farms, local businesses where you shop for ingredients – along with family photos.

If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Randall, caitlyn.randall@ncagr.gov.


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Give us all the delicious details of your dish, starting with the name.


You can upload a PDF version of your recipe, or type in the text below.

Recipe Photos*

Share photos of your finished dish, your collection of local ingredients, or your in-process shots.

Recipe Card Photo

Stains, splatters and notes from grandma – a well-worn recipe card is a treasure. Show us the one you pull out year after year.

Family Photos

Who’s around your table these days? Whether in person or in spirit, show us your nearest and dearest.


Add even more flavor with a recipe-related memory.


Where’s your hometown kitchen?

By submitting, you are sharing your recipe and information with the Got to Be NC program to potentially be used in multiple formats without compensation, to be modified as needed, and also providing consent to receive Got to Be NC updates and news. We do not voluntarily share or sell your contact information, however as a State Agency we are subject to the N.C. Public Records Act, NCGS § 132-1 et seq. Recipes, photos and information must be your own content and not subject to copyright.