This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on December 17, 2014.
When it's time to prepare for the holiday season, one of the richest and most inspiring elements can be holiday food.
For home cooks, the feelings around cooking for loved ones – and crowds at that -- can span the spectrum from excitement about creating new seasonal culinary traditions to dread over satisfying the always-finicky, less-than-adventurous in-laws.
But today, we seek advice from two local chefs who will help us elevate our dishes, simplify our processes, and maybe even take some risks.
In studio guests:
Keith Rhodes: Chef / Owner Catch Seafood Restaurant, Wilmington; North Carolina James Beard Semifinalist
Simon Arnold: Owner / Operator of Seasoned & Seared, a private dining club; teacher at Seasoned Gourmet; helped open the downtown Wilmington restaurant Canape.