going too far?

My Fellow Americans: Please don’t eat this crap.  If you stop eating it, the lovely folks over at Tony’s will stop making it.  Save yourself $5 and a heart attack, and go eat an apple. My friend Jenny posted this earlier – and I couldn’t stop myself from commenting. Now – I will completely admit, that I love junk food.  Love it.  But this is just gross. If you REALLY, REALLY want to go on a carb binder – at least do yourself a favor and do it right – at a good restaurant that makes good food.  Don’t let … Continue reading going too far?

vote for memphis

So Southern Living is taking a reader poll for the tastiest towns, and Memphis is in third place behind Asheville and Durham.  Get out there and vote people. We all know that Memphis has some great restaurants, but here’s my list of why you should vote Memphis as the tastiest town. Memphis-style BBQ.  Love it/hate it doesn’t matter there isn’t Ashville-style BBQ or Durham-style BBQ.  No but we do.  Memphis-style. Gus’s Fried Chicken.  Constantly named the best fried chicken in the country.  When I crave fried chicken – there is only one place that I want to go – Gus’s. … Continue reading vote for memphis

duck eggs

Dear blogesphere – You love duck eggs.  I am continually surprised the number of people who hit this blog in search of recipes on how to cook duck eggs.  By far – my solitary post on soft boiled duck eggs and soldiers has gotten the most views to date. While I would love to assume it’s the photography – I mean look at the composition in that shot… But I am just curious – is it just duck eggs?  Are we that unfamiliar with eggs of any sort besides chicken?  Interesting idea, and probably true since I had never had … Continue reading duck eggs

victory pie

Traditions come in all shapes and sizes.  Four years ago, Katie and I started our own little tradition for elections.  She baked this amazing chocolate pecan pie, and when our guy won, we dubbed it “Victory Pie.”  We celebrated the new president with a big ole slice of pie.  A very southern thing to do, right? Well this year, we couldn’t help ourselves; we had to do it again.  Call it superstitious, call it crazy, call us what ever you want – but some traditions must be kept alive.  With computers open, TV on and wine in hand, we sat … Continue reading victory pie

the candy police

It’s Halloween time again, and you know what that means.  It’s the beginning of “Candy Season.” Seems like every holiday from now until April comes with a bucket-load of the good stuff. I promise I am not immune to the candy temptations, and typically just steer clear of the candy aisle to keep from sitting alone in a dark room shoving Snickers and Twix in my mouth.  Not kidding – it isn’t pretty. But yummies like candy and cakes and desserts are just part of the American holiday tradition, and I refuse to be a Scrooge about the good stuff.  … Continue reading the candy police

people like me out there

Today I registered for FoodBlogSouth – A food bloggers conference in Birmingham in January.  After taking a cue from my bestie and fellow blogger, Katie at everyday-pretty.com, I figured it was time to meet other people like me, and I signed up for this one-day conference in Birmingham. I’ve been thinking about going for a couple of months and when I let the first discount pass me by, I couldn’t miss the early-bird discount too.  At only $150 it’s a steal. I can’t wait to learn from my food blogging heroes over at Serious Eats and the Amateur Gourmet.  Hopefully … Continue reading people like me out there

look, ma! i’m in the news

Last week, I entered several recent photos in the Commercial Appeal’s Food Photo Rodeo at the urging of my coworker and mentor Sara. The great grand prize is just a $100 gift card, but I figured that it was worth the 30 minutes, since I already have the pics, right? Well this morning low and behold – The CA’s food writer Jennifer Biggs wrote a contest update (to clarify the contest isn’t over yet.) and calls out the heirloom tomato crostada photo I submitted, along with a few other folks. No matter why and how – it is always a … Continue reading look, ma! i’m in the news