The Wild Oats/Whole Foods transition was completed in October 2008. We checked in for an update.
In addition to more seating for in-store dining, Whole Foods carries products from more than 22 local producers… and not just fruits and veggies. “We have local cheese, raw food, body care, and honey,” says Liza Burke, the marketing team leader at the store. “And we are actively seeking additional local producers.“ Customers curious about the origin of local products can review a map that is located at the front of the store.
While the fundamental core values of the two merged stores are similar, some differences remain.
Lori Greene of Downing Hollow Farms sent out an e-mail letting people know they're holding one of their a front yard vegetable markets at their Memphis home today from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
A list of what will be available, after the jump ...
Spotted in the summer edition of Edible Memphis: Paul Knipple's profile of Clark and Juanita Shaw of the Old Country Store at Casey Jones Village in Jackson, Tennessee.
The Shaws created a West Tennessee Culinary Tourism Map, featuring more than 100 locally owned restaurants in the area. (Memphians, don't get mad. They didn't have any enough space to include Shelby County.) The map is in PDF form and can be downloaded for printing.
Isa's Pistachio Cake is as much a product of Isaura Amill's present community as it is a tribute to her heritage. The recipe for this buttery sweet specialty hails from Puerto Rico, where Isa was born and where her mother began selling the cakes 15 years ago. Seven years later, when Isa came to the United States, she brought the recipe with her but wasn't necessarily interested in baking the cakes for sale. “It’s just always been the Christmas gift that I give to people,” she says.
The members of Three 6 Mafia are currently busy putting the finishing touches on their next record, scheduled to be released on November 24th. But these enthusiastic cooks and eaters took the time, via e-mail, to tell Hungry Memphis what else is on their plates.
Is it true you're pitching a reality cooking show?
Yes, we are. It's called Cookin' Ain't Easy.
What's the concept?
It's about Three 6 Mafia and friends trying to be chefs. Cooking isn't as easy as it looks on TV! lol.
“You will experience some of the best ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, and turkey legs from all over the country,” says Patrick Williams of the Soul Food Festival, being held Saturday, starting at 3 p.m., at Shelby Farms. “It will be a very tasteful experience.”
As I was watching Food Inc., I found myself thinking of the “Wonder Twins” from the Super Friends show from the late-’70s.
Here’s my Food Inc. version: journalists/twins Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan bump fists. Wonder Twins power activate! Form of, declares Schlosser, an appetite killer! Pollan takes his turn: Form of, a dose of lecturing!
So, I mentioned in a previous post about the Flyer's 901 Tequila Cocktail Contest(!) that I was thinking of mixing a chocolate liquor with tequila for the Mud Island Iced Tea. My thinking was the chocolate would play off the word "mud."
When Memphis-raised filmmaker Ira Sachs needed a desolate location to end his Sundance Film Festival-winning Forty Shades of Blue, he settled on an isolated stretch of blue-collar Broad Avenue in Midtown, just across from Broadway Pizza. Since the extension of Sam Cooper Boulevard closed off Broad to East Parkway a couple years ago, the few blocks of beer joints and industrial shops that surround the city's finest pie palace have felt hidden. But if that has added a few extra turns to my semiregular pizza runs, Broadway (which doesn't deliver) is well worth it.
Former Flyer Food News writer Simone Wilson is visiting her native Germany with her husband and two young sons. She's been blogging, and last night she reported on a dinner at a beachside restaurant in Holland. Pictured is fish with peas and mint ragout.
Area foodies, listen up: The Southern Food & Wine Festival is happening July 31st-August 2nd at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.
The weekend will include cooking seminars with such Food Network stars as Pat and Gina Neely, Alton Brown, and Bobby and Jamie Deen.
Part of the festivities include a search for the "Best Slow Cooker in the Country."
For those of us who can’t pronounce the words vignoble and coulure or understand what they actually mean, navigating through the many varieties of wine can be mysterious and overwhelming.
Gary Burhop, owner of Great Wines, hopes to help alleviate that vino-induced anxiety by offering weekly wine tastings at Salsa Restaurant on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. through September 12th. Each week features a specific varietal of wine (Merlot, Riesling, etc.) and gives novices and experts the opportunity to experience the wide range of wines available.
Andy Wise recently took over the “Restaurant Scorecard” segment for Action News 5. But before Andy, restaurant visits were not always pleasant for the Channel 5 Scorecard crew. They were less than welcome in many area restaurants. Persona non grata. Not on the guest list. Don’t let the swinging kitchen doors hit you on the way out.
Which is why Andy and his crew added a positive element to the segment: a glowing review of worthy restaurants. Guided by viewer input, the "Restaurant Scorecard" highlights at least one successful area restaurant each week. Now, Andy gives us the good with the bad with the pink-slime ugly.
How long have you been a restaurant watchdog?
Not very long. I took over the “Scorecard” segment the first week of January this year, but it’s been a mainstay on Action News 5 for years.
When I told photographer Justin Fox Burks my plans to mix a chocolate liquor with Justin Timberlake's recently released 901 Silver Tequila, he literally flinched!
You see, I was working on something I was going to call a "Mud Island Iced Tea."
I’m convinced there are two types of people in the world: leftover people and non-leftover people. Some people (myself included) have no problem eating food days after it was initially prepared. And others will refuse to touch anything more than 10 minutes removed from a pan.