Food with Soul

Food with Soul

It seems especially appropriate that Rodney and Stephanie Wilson serve soul food at their downtown Anniston restaurant. Just getting to the point of owning their own place took a lot of faith. Several years ago, Rodney began experiencing kidney failure. He ended up having a transplant and then needed to find another job. He had [...]

Dinner at My House: Black Bean Chorizo Casserole with Pickled Onions

Dinner at My House:  Black Bean Chorizo Casserole with Pickled Onions

When my family requests something specific for dinner, I almost always comply. Cooking for my husband and kids is one of my favorite ways of showing how much I love them. Sometimes, though, the requests are bigger than other times. Melissa Clark's Black Bean Chorizo Casserole with Pickled Onions is a big ask. This recipe, [...]

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. [...]