Odette is Destination Dining in Florence

Odette is Destination Dining in Florence

For nearly five years, Odette owner Celeste Pillow and executive chef Josh Quick and their team have helped downtown Florence, Alabama flourish--one delicious dish at a time. The casual, upscale restaurant is one of a growing number of locally owned, small businesses drawing people back to this exciting town’s downtown. Read more about Odette here [...]

Come to the Table

Come to the Table

When women help other women succeed, good things happen. Tasty things do, too. This year, $10,000 in scholarships and awards from a group of women leaders in our food community will help four college students pursue their food-science studies, three high schools better serve their culinary-arts students, Jones Valley Teaching Farm connect with more kids, [...]

Au Revoir, Winter!

Au Revoir, Winter!

It's a Springalingadingdong!  Go ahead. Say it out loud, because it's fun. Then make it part of your plans for Saturday, April 21 because that's even more fun. Springalingadingdong! is a European-style street carnival and giant puppet parade in Mountain Brook's English Village. It's a celebration born from another celebration. In 2009, Carole Griffin wanted [...]

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. [...]