Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Birmingham’s Food Scene

Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Birmingham’s Food Scene

I had the absolute honor of helping out with Alabama NewsCenter's awesome coverage of food-related stories to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African-American cooks and chefs to our state's rich food scene (current and past). One of my favorite pieces was about Juliette Flenoury, a name we all should know. My editor [...]

Fox 6 Books: March

Fox 6 Books:  March

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on March 5: Two of these books—one fiction and one not—are about spies. Then there’s a cookbook of sweets by a local author and a literary thriller—perfect for vacation reading. Transcription is by Kate Atkinson, one of my favorite authors who wrote Life After Life (one of my favorite books [...]

Fox 6 Books: February

Fox 6 Books:  February

Happening now! Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on February 5:  a fun children’s book about some important Birmingham history by a local writer; an unusual salute to the Tuskegee Airmen during Black History Month; and hot, new (I mean brand-new) fiction. Meet Miss Fancy is a heartwarming story by Irene Latham with illustrations with illustrations John [...]

Central has Become Essential to Montgomery’s Downtown Food Scene

Central has Become Essential to Montgomery’s Downtown Food Scene

In downtown Montgomery, steps from the reclaimed riverfront and right in the middle of an important past, a restaurant called Central is delighting guests with inventive dishes and gracious hospitality. Central is named for the old central warehouse area, now a hip and happening entertainment district of restaurants, hotels, bars and museums. Common Bond Brewers [...]

Fox 6 Books: January

Fox 6 Books:  January

Happy New Year! Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on January 1. Let’s the year off right with some advice on gracious living then move on to a gritty novel, a gripping thriller and an unusual memoir. Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon is subtitled What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love [...]

Designing Delicious Dining at Blueprint on 3rd

Designing Delicious Dining at Blueprint on 3rd

Blueprint on 3rd, one of Birmingham’s hottest new restaurants, is named, quite simply, for the building it occupies – the old Birmingham Blueprint Company headquarters. But, really, owner Dean Robb’s decades-long career as a restaurateur has been a kind of creative, working blueprint for this place. Robb understands the value of honoring the past, and [...]

Easy Apps

Easy Apps

The holidays are hectic for everyone, but entertaining doesn't really have to be hard. Here are some quick and tasty appetizers that are truly super-easy—--especially when you start with already-prepared ingredients. I made all these recipes for a Portico Mountain Brook story. It's in the Winter issue, which is out now, and you can access [...]

Fox 6 Books: December

Fox 6 Books:  December

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on December 4. These books are as much fun to give as to receive.  You Asked for It!:  My Clients’ Favorite Recipes Rosalyn Bloomston has been cooking and catering and delighting her clients for more than three decades. Now, this Birmingham author shares her most-requested recipes with all of [...]