Monday, May 31, 2010

Lost & Found: Bread

Posted By on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 5:01 PM

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To the person who misplaced two loaves of bread in the East Memphis area, I spotted them today ...

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Lunch at Sweet Grass

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Sweet Grass, the newish low-country restaurant in Cooper-Young, recently opened for lunch on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last Saturday, after a shopping spree at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, Pam Denney and I met our friend Victoria to check it out.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hungry Girl in Memphis

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM

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Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, she of the "Tips & Tricks … for Hungry Chicks" Internet phenomenon, is in Memphis Thursday for a 7 p.m. booksigning at the Borders at Poplar and Kirby.

People love Hungry Girl because of her give-'em what they want style, which includes lots of snacks (sometimes involving Oreos!).

People hate Hungry Girl because of her give-'em what they want style, which includes lots of snacks (sometimes involving Oreos!).

This Washington Post profile from last year covers all the bases.

What's your opinion of Hungry Girl?

CSA, Week 5: The End

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 7:27 AM

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I signed up for the month-by-month CSA option offered through Whitton Farms, so this is my last share.

For this week: carrots, a big bag of kale, beans, basil, potatoes, and squash.

So will my grand finale of cooking efforts be like that of Lost: sad, happy, and not a little confusing? We shall see.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stinging Nettles!

Posted By on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 7:41 AM

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I stopped by the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market on Saturday near closing time, and Downing Hollow Farm had a few heads of lettuce left and lots of stinging nettles.

Now I know why.

Lori Greene offered a bundle of the nettles free of charge so I could try them, along with this warning: Be sure to wear gloves until they are cooked.

Yikes. It seems the wild herb, which is plentiful in spring, is covered with stinging hairs that magically disappear as soon as the greens are cooked.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And Who Are You, Mr. Boo?

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:19 AM

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Interesting post yesterday at Serious Eats about the judging process at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

The piece is part of a fine series on the contest written by James Boo. It covers the comparative approach to judging — something he calls "flawed."

This does not go unnoticed.

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Roses and Ice Cream

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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This past weekend I noticed the ice cream cone sign at Barkley's Stem Shop in Midtown.

According to Alice Barkley, who owns the flower shop with her husband Nat, Barkley's has been offering $1 cones of vanilla soft serve for a few months now.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Things You Don't Need

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:46 PM

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A peanut butter and jelly spreader at Williams-Sonoma outlet, $8

On a Roll: Project Green Fork Spring Supper

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 1:39 PM

You know a meal is good when half the table jumps up to photograph each course while the other half waits anxiously to eat it.

Such was the case at Project Green Fork's sold-out spring supper last night at Sekisui Midtown. For the event, Green Fork restaurants inspired the evening’s sushi rolls, including a smoked bologna roll with cole slaw (natch) and BBQ sauce from Central BBQ

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Attention "Fun Foodies": TV Show Casting

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2010 at 7:32 AM

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Super Delicious Productions is currently casting for a reality show and they think that Memphis just might have the local food enthusiast they're looking for to serve as host.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

CSA, Week 4: Same Old, Same Old

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM

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It is the ingrate-iest of ingrates who complains about her CSA.

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Eats to Cure the Munchies

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:31 AM

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When working on our Blunt Assessment cover story on medical marijuana, we’d thought it’d be fun to conduct an informal poll on favorite dishes to eat while under the influence. Responses came flooding in, so we pared the list down to the top 20. These are listed in no particular order.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An Education in Olive Oil

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 6:53 PM

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At last night's olive oil tasting on the rooftop of the Madison Hotel, Bill Sanders, of Tunisian Olive Oil, began by noting the three-step process.

Sanders poured small cups of Riviere d'Or and handed them out.

First, a swirl and then a sniff to detect the fruity aroma.

Next, you sip it to taste for bitterness.

Finally, it's a suck through the teeth to get a note of pepper.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CSA Update: Killer Cabbage

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM

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Making dinner last Sunday I thought I may end up calling 9-1-1. I was having difficulty coring the cabbage and feared I would end up cutting my g-d hand off.

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Crushed, etc.

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 6:11 AM

I go to Frank's Deli at least once a week to pick up an egg-salad sandwich, but it was only recently that I noticed their eclectic soda selections.

Among the options: grape Crush.

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