Season’s Greetings! A Happy New Year to you all! If you read my last “Neighborhood Nibbles” post, you’ll know that recently, three good friends of mine (who also happen to be chefs) visited me in Nashville. They came into town for some NFL football, delicious food, and Southern hospitality. They were very clear about what they wanted “food-wise”: Simple, flavorful Southern-style foods. And, of course, they also wanted to try any Nashville-specific specialties. (more…)
Happy New Year! Even if you’re not superstitious (or even, like Michael Scott, a little ‘stitious), it’s always fun to share a memorable meal with friends or family as a way to appreciate the year that’s passed—and to look forward with optimism to the year ahead. Today, we’re sharing 5 New Year’s Foodie traditions to add some festive flavor to your year-end revelry.
Recently, three good friends of mine (who also happen to be chefs) visited me in Nashville. They came into town for some NFL football, delicious food, and Southern hospitality. They were very clear about what they wanted “food-wise”: They wanted to eat some simple, flavorful Southern-style foods. And, of course, they also wanted to try any Nashville-specific specialties. (more…)
What does the food we eat teach us about who we are? Many people develop fierce loyalty to their regional cuisine—and much more when there is a rich history of personal stories in the surrounding community. Those foods—and those stories—were the focus of this year’s Nashville Reads selection at our award-winning public library and the insightful events related to John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.
Happy Foodie Friday! Today, we’re keeping it light with some LOL-worthy stand-up comics and what they have to say about food. Enjoy! (more…)
Of all the protein-rich foods that many of us enjoy, nothing strikes quite the chord of culinary enthusiasm than the savory, succulent, other-white-meat favorite: Pork. Today, we’ll take a look at some little-known facts about this porcine powerhouse of restaurant and home kitchens the world over, and share some tasty recipes from the US and across the globe.
Each year, the restaurant world buzzes with trends and triumphs of culinary merit. But who are the true leaders of food innovation?
The honors this year went to artisans who bring warmth, enthusiasm, talent—and an expert understanding of how to get the most out of each ingredient—to every plate.
For today’s Foodie Friday, we take a closer look at 3 acclaimed chefs who won big at the 2016 James Beard Awards and get a glimpse of how they inspire in the kitchen.