Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South


Kim fb #2 pic Hi, my name is Kimberly Houston and I write this blog. This photo was taken on my birthday, at a sushi restaurant.  I’m smiling, which I rarely do in photos — it must be because I was enjoying good food and drink in the company of good friends, my all-time favorite activity.

I live in Wilmington, NC, a most beautiful and charming, smallish city on the Southeastern coast of North Carolina. I thank my lucky stars every day that I get to live here.

Though I’ve lived in New York City, Washington, DC, and Albuquerque, NM, and loved each place tremendously, I was born and raised in the South, and remain a Southerner through and through. I love the Andy Griffith Show, biscuits and gravy, and Southern literature, and I believe the best BBQ in the world comes from right here in eastern North Carolina.

I started this blog because I want to share my ongoing love affair with all things culinary and wine-related, and invite others on the journey.

What You Will Find On This Blog:

• Recipes, with specific wine matches

• Food and wine pairing guidance

• Local and regional restaurant info

• Suggestions for good food and wine reads

And more!

So, welcome, I’m glad you’re here!

If you would like to contact me about anything you read on this blog, please e-mail me at:


I also conduct in-home and in-office wine tastings for small groups.  If you are in the Wilmington area, or most anyplace in Southeastern NC and would like to host your own wine tasting, feel free to e-mail me at for more information, or check out my other website, here.

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6 Responses to “About”

  1. [...] “Wine and Walnuts,” and it’s about food and wine here in the Wilmington area. Kimberly, who worked in the restaurant industry for years and now is learning to cook through trial and [...]

  2. Paul Stephen says:

    Hi Kimberly, thanks for sharing your link. Your site looks great, and there’s a lot of really good stuff over here! I’ve got you in the right rail back at PortCityFoodies already, and don’t hesitate to shoot me an email if you have anything really interesting come up.

  3. Hey Paul,

    Thanks a bunch, I’ll keep you posted on anything interesting!


  4. Mike Nichols says:

    Hi Kim,
    Just a note to let you know that we also wrote a review on the 3/4/2011 Temptations dinner with Chris Kern. We provided a link to your blog at the bottom of the write-up.

    We had a great time. See you at the next one in a year.

    Mike and Oz

  5. Hey Mike,

    Thanks for your comment! I checked out your blog as well, good work there. : )

    Yep, see you at the next wine dinner!


  6. Johnny says:

    Hey, Kim
    Just found your site. Love all the great info. I’m so jealous. I wish I lived in Wilmington. I go there often from Fayetteville and have my favorite place to go when visiting. Keep up the great work here. And you have a beautiful smile; you should do it more often.

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