Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ArtsMemphis' "Wild Abundance"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 4:13 PM

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At Davis-Kidd Thursday at 6 p.m. it's a booksigning for Wild Abundance. The cookbook is part of the Conservation through Art collaboration between ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Link: Reports from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium

Posted By on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM

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  • thesouthinmymouth.wordpress.com

From the great The South in My Mouth comes tales from one of the foodie-iest events of the year: the annual Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium.

Of local interest is the report involving Restaurant Iris' Kelly English (pictured above), cow heads, and the fire department.

UPDATED: But wait there's more (and it's all about love) from Angela Knipple at From the Southern Table.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things You Don't Need, 3

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM

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From ModCloth, Extra Pepperoni brooch ($23.99), which can also be worn as a hair clip.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lunch at Cafe Eclectic

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:02 PM

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Generally, I lean toward the vanilla-ice-cream approach. When you've got the solid basics — like a good vanilla ice cream — why mess it up with unnecessary add-ins?

But the black bean wrap ($8.95) at Cafe Eclectic blows my theory to smithereens. There's a lot going on inside this one simply named wrap.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Always

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM

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Last week I stopped by Republic Coffee for lunch and ordered the Pedro, a nice barbecue-style sandwich with tofu, slaw, and chipolte sauce ($7).

Sandwiches come with a choice of side — carrot souffle, fruit, mac & cheese, among them — but I opted for the cheese grits because I always, without fail, order cheese grits when I see them on the menu.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Elliott's Open Late Nights Friday and Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:58 PM

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Helario "Harry" Reyna is keeping Elliott's open on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-4 a.m. to accommodate the late night downtown crowd.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pig, Leg

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

From the Mexican bakery La Espiga: a marranito (pig) and a pierna (leg).

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something Old, Something New

Posted By on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM

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Last week, I reacquainted myself with one of my favorite Memphis lunches: La Baguette's egg and olive sandwich with an order of its terrific tomato soup. (About $10 for sandwich, soup, and a drink.)

As for the something new ...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Terrace Cafe

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM

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Last week, Pam and I went to Terrace Cafe, the semi-annual lunch and fashion show held at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens.

It was very ladies-who-lunch.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Apron Contest: We Have a Winner

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 4:38 PM

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After much debate, we've selected a winner for our vintage apron giveaway.

It's Jeff, who sounds like a complete slob.

Congrats to Jeff. Email me your address, and I'll put the apron in the mail.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CSA: Chicken Salad, Hummus, and a Little Help from Bobby Flay

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:44 AM

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I love seasonal cooking in early October, because local farmers are selling summer produce alongside autumn fare. In my CSA last week from Whitton Farms, I had cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, and a huge bundle of basil, as well as a half a dozen sweet potatoes.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recipe: Second Try Sweet Potato Pie

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM

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A hint about Amy Lawrence's food feature in this week's issue (on stands tomorrow): It's about making a scene. Sort of. It most definitely involves pie.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Vintage Apron Giveaway

Posted By on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM

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Flyer food writer Pam Denney has a knack for finding the niftiest vintage kitchenware — plates, casserole dishes, measuring cups, and Pyrex.

One of Pam's specialties is vintage aprons, such as the one pictured above and which she has generously donated for a Hungry Memphis giveaway.

To enter, post a comment about your messiest kitchen accident.

We'll pick a winner later this week.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Greatest News Ever ... If You Are British

Posted By on Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 6:19 PM

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Look! It's Spotted Dick and Treacle pudding in a can.

Available at the ethnic aisle of Schnucks in Germantown on Farmington for $5.39.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy World Vegetarian Day

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

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  • Fuel's veggie burger

Today is World Vegetarian Day, and I have to say that, locally, I've been encouraged by the openings of three restaurants in the last year that strive to have interesting and inventive vegetarian options: Fuel, Three Angels Diner, and Trolley Stop Market.

Kudos to them for thinking beyond the portobello burger.

Almost none of the above has anything to do with Anthony Bourdain and his latest book Medium Raw, but I'm going there anyway ...

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