Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

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68 Autumn 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine All things North Carolina It's a general store, no mistaking that. There are peanuts from Bertie County ("They're one of our biggest sellers," said proprietor Nathan "Rusty" Forrest. "We've got a bigger variety (than other places)," and a cooler case of cheeses from Ash County, way out in the western reaches of the Tarheel State. The shelves of the North Carolina General Store in downtown Wake Forest are a tourist's dream for taste-bud memorabilia. Consider the sizable collections of North Carolina BBQ sauces — Wake Forest's own Durn Good among them — and Southern Bell Jams, with such names as Cranberry Pepper Sunshine. "This is our brand," said Forrest, who runs the shop with his son, Tim. With cooler weather coming, one of the big sellers is Elderberry Wellness Syrup, a "healing food" that even comes in a children's formula. Point of origin: Norm's Farm in Pittsboro, N.C. To enter these doors is to be taken on a journey into the origins of desserts. There's "Opera," a multi-layered cake said to have originated in France. In this case, it's the creation of pastry chef Salvatore "Sal" Minopoli, whose origins are decidedly Italian. But don't be fooled. He's originally from Torino, Italy, just an hour's trek from the French border. "That's why I know so much about French pastry," said Minopoli, who runs Bakery La Dolce Vita with his wife, :ERIWWEEX;EOI½IPH'SQQSRWSJJ Raleigh's Falls of Neuse Road. As for how "Opera" ended up being the name of a pastry, Sal Minopoli puts it this way: "When you listen to music at the opera, you go into ecstasy, EHMJJIVIRX¾EZSV² The made-from-scratch creations here — including cakes, cookies, and pies — EPWSMRGPYHIXLI±0SFWXIV²ER-XEPMER¾EO] pastry that — you guessed it — looks PMOIEPSFWXIVXEMPERHE±&YKMI²EXLMR and crispy pastry that is deep-fried and sprinkled with icing sugar. The name, translated, means "lies," and is said to remind people of the meaning of the carnival in Italy, when people don masks and costumes and essentially "lie" about who they really are. "Because it's empty," Sal Minopoli said of the pastry. "You think you're full. It's like a liar." The WF Metro PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ Qué dulce es! (How sweet it is!)

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