Fox 6 Books: June

Fox 6 Books:  June

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6  on June 5. These beach-ready reads include some inventive historical fiction and all will inform and entertain and take you places you didn’t expect—from the marshes of the North Carolina coast to the Oklahoma prairie, from Victorian-era London to frontier Illinois in the 1800s. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia [...]

Fox 6 Books: May

Fox 6 Books:  May

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 in May. Read and learn with some works of informative nonfiction. One is set right here at home. Then there’s some fiction … because fiction is awesome. Showdown at Rickwood:  Ray Caldwell, Dizzy Dean and the Early Years of America’s Oldest Ball Park by Art Black will surely [...]

More Than Just Sweet Treats at Big Spoon Creamery

More Than Just Sweet Treats at Big Spoon Creamery

The small-batch, artisanal ice cream at Big Spoon Creamery is every bit as awesome as people say. It’s deliciously inventive with quality ingredients:  goat cheese with strawberry-hibiscus jam, fresh mint chip with Valrhona chocolate chips. Many of these ingredients are locally sourced, supporting area makers and farmers like Stone Hollow Farmstead (where they get the [...]

Fox 6 Books: April

Fox 6 Books:  April

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on April 2: Two of these books—one for adults and one for kids—are by local authors! Then there’s an important book about African-Americans and our country's history and a moving novel about some brave young women set in India. Glory Road, the new novel by Birmingham author Lauren K. Denton, is about [...]

Charleston Charm

Charleston Charm

I took a quick trip to Charleston, South Carolina a few weeks ago—so quick, in fact, that I was very limited in what I could do. So it was two days of food and drinks and then some solitude in my very favorite place. I usually spend some time shopping on King Street. I also [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]