At a young age, Kevin McCabe learned that good meals come from the water on the Outer Banks.
The surf on Hatteras Island roils and swells. It provides some of the best surfing on the east coast, Kevin McCabe says. He's carried crab pots, fishing rods, crab nets, and clam rakes; dipped them into the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Pamlico Sound to the west; and brought them up to find that the water here can feed more than a young man’s appetite for adventure. McCabe shares his own techniques in 25 Secrets Revealed: A Culinary Tour. A lean, 36-page cookbook, its appearance belies the fact that it’s full of coastal flavor seasoned by McCabe’s style.