Helen is a food memory made real. The contemporary Southern grill, led by the husband-and-wife team of Chef Rob McDaniel and Emily McDaniel, is a fresh, new take on classic dining, but the idea for this place has deep roots. It’s based on Rob’s fond memories of his maternal grandmother, Helen Frutiger, and the welcoming … Continue reading Helen Pays Homage to Family
Month: September 2020
The spotlight is on some of Birmingham’s top women in food, beverage and hospitality again this Saturday at Pepper Place Market! From chefs and bakers and mixologists to dietitians and restauranteurs and food writers, more women than ever are helping to keep our food community vibrant and fun and delicious! Many of these women are … Continue reading So Sweet
Latin Week with the Dames
Every Saturday in September, Pepper Place Market is spotlighting top Birmingham women in food, beverage and hospitality. From chefs and mixologists to dietitians and food writers, more women than ever are helping to keep our food community vibrant and fun and delicious! Many of these women are members of the Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames … Continue reading Latin Week with the Dames
Fried down but not out!
One of my favorite organizations, the Cahaba River Society is moving forward in a fun, inventive way with #FryDown2020: Our Hot Mess. The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a beloved celebration of the Cahaba River – the heart of America’s Amazon and our region’s primary drinking water source.This annual competitive cook-off is usually a huge community … Continue reading Fried down but not out!
Celebrate Mediterranean food with Birmingham Les Dames d’Escoffier
The Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international organization that supports professional women in food & hospitality, is coming to Pepper Place Market every week in September to spotlight some of Birmingham's female culinary superstars. This week, we're celebrating women food leaders who keep us connected to our culinary roots in the Mediterranean. Quite … Continue reading Celebrate Mediterranean food with Birmingham Les Dames d’Escoffier
Take Me Away
Get to a better, more mindful place. Then enjoy some brand new and not-so-new (but so worth your time!) fiction. These are the books I talked about this month on WBRC Fox 6. Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and your World with the Practice of RAIN, by Tara Brach Ph.D., is perfect for right now. … Continue reading Take Me Away