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 [...]

A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

My friend Christiana Roussel and I are members of the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. This is a philanthropic organization of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. We are a varied group of food writers and bloggers, chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers, farmers, cookbook authors, cheese makers, educators, food photographers and stylists, nutritionists and [...]

Cake for Breakfast and More at Southern Foodways Alliance Winter Symposium

Cake for Breakfast and More at Southern Foodways Alliance Winter Symposium

I spent the past weekend at the Southern Foodways Alliance 2018 Winter Symposium here in Birmingham. I joined more than 150 people from all over the country to talk about what it means to produce, grow, cook, eat and love food in the South. Attendees included James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurateurs and chefs as well as [...]

A Good Race

A Good Race

I ran the recent 2018 Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham. This was not my first time to do this, but I was extremely nervous about it. I knew this would not be a PR day. I had some perfectly good excuses:  It was rainy. It was hot. I had some on-and-off pain in my hip. [...]