While eating my way through Sunday’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction at the Racquet Club in East Memphis, I mixed up this recipe for a fun and happy fund-raiser.
Start off with a great dress like the one worn by honorary chair Jennifer Hobson. Here she is talking with Connie Loeb:
In 2005, Joy Bateman, who works as an account executive for Flyer sister publication Memphis magazine, published The Art of Dining in Memphis. The cookbook includes recipes from the city's best restaurants and illustrations by Bateman. The book sold well, and Bateman followed it up with The Art of Dining in New Orleans in 2007.
The city Bateman turned her attention to next came as a surprise ... at least to her.
I find this seriously hilarious.
And in other breakfast news, former Memphian and Flyer contributor Paul Gerald has a new online radio show based on his book Breakfast in Bridgetown, covering the most important meal of the day in Portland, Oregon. Get more info on the show here.
Paul is considering doing breakfast books for other cities. Perhaps a Breakfast in M-Town?
Friday afternoon, the dance floor was empty but the tables by the bar were busy with customers ordering a Cuban sandwich or Veracruz shrimp. The Cuban sandwich looked delicious: ham, pernil (Cuban roast pork), mustard, Swiss cheese, and pickle on a French baguette. It costs $8 and comes with fries.
Finally! Something useful on Hungry Memphis.
It's more complicated than you would think ...
Last week, coworkers Greg, Pam, and Leonard and I went to the Blue Monkey. I ordered the vegetable plate, and just as the waitress was out-of-reach I began lamenting my choices.
"I should have ordered the tomatoes," I said.
"Why didn't you?" Greg asked.
Chang and Meehan were in Oxford Halloween weekend for an appearance at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium.
Here's a taste of Chang's first impressions of the Mid-South: "the flight got delayed for four hours... but it was all news to me: I pilled myself out, so I came to on the runway in Memphis. Who knew that Memphis was so close to Mississippi?"
Scroll down to the middle of the page for the pair's take on the Mid-South.
Hundreds of supporters gathered at downtown's Central Station Sunday evening for Harvest Celebration, the Memphis Farmers Market annual fund-raiser. It was quite the culinary event: tasting stations from 20 of the city’s leading restaurants, lots of wine (thank you, Star Distributors and A.S. Barboro), and a unique auction for fun food stuff like pick-your-own strawberries, a party patio at Hunt Phelan, cooking classes with Tsunami chef Ben Smith, and backyard composters.
Need a little inspiration for your holiday cooking? Or better yet, need a big push toward holiday meals to go?
Stop by Fresh Market Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the store’s annual “Taste of the Holidays Sampling Event” where the food is fresh, free, and someone else prepared it.
Voting will be held through December 18th, and winners will be revealed in the magazine's February 2010 issue.
Is there anything more delicious-sounding than a cake-cutting ceremony?
Today at Shara’s Paperie, there will be such an event to announce its new line of gift cakes, Cake Bliss, produced locally by Hilda Osarogiagbon.
Osarogiagbon says the path to Cake Bliss and Shara’s Paperie was like one of a boomerang.
Photo by Melissa Anderson Sweazy