Purveyor Huntsville Provides More than Just Great Food

Purveyor Huntsville Provides More than Just Great Food

Purveyor Huntsville is a spirit-driven place, and the wine- and bourbon-inspired menu is just part of it. There's a spirit of camaraderie here between owners Stephanie Kennedy-Mell and Matt Mell and chef Rene Boyz and their knowledgable, friendly staff. There's a shared spirit of gracious hospitality. That's clearly the way to do it. Open for only a few months, [...]

Mississippi Tamales and More, Thanks to a Los Angeles Mariachi Band

Mississippi Tamales and More, Thanks to a Los Angeles Mariachi Band

LIfe's little surprises often remain hidden unless you're paying attention. At the Southern Foodways Alliance Winter Symposium held in Birmingham recently, I heard the celebrated female mariachi band La Victoria perform a concert of corridos (storytelling folk songs). They sang about many things including a woman who traveled with her food--and food memories--packed in a suitcase. [...]

Fox 6 Books: March

Fox 6 Books:  March

Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on March 6. These works of fiction, thrilling, engaging and informative, will help you make the most of spring break—at home or away. Sunday Silence (Morrow Paperbacks) Nicci French is actually a wife-and-husband writing team—Nicci Gerrard and Sean French—and they’ve sold millions of books all over [...]

A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

My friend Christiana Roussel and I are members of the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. This is a philanthropic organization of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. We are a varied group of food writers and bloggers, chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers, farmers, cookbook authors, cheese makers, educators, food photographers and stylists, nutritionists and [...]