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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 19th, 2011 10:48am CDT | 12 Comments

Food, like so many other things, doesn’t just happen. It takes time, patience, and effort. You have to want to achieve the final goal — a beautiful tomato or a fantastic meal — but don’t miss out on what it takes to get there.  Spend even a little time with a farmer or chef and […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 16th, 2010 10:47am CDT | 7 Comments

I’ve just returned from the opening day of the new farmers’ market in South Memphis.   And other than the fact that I’m in need of a shower from standing in the heat (it just feels hotter than 95°), seeing the great turnout at a first day event has really made my week. If you don’t […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | April 12th, 2010 3:05pm CDT | Comments Off on Don’t Lie to Me

One of the dangers of there being a “bandwagon” to jump on is when people use the terms, but don’t actually do the work. With regard to local food, I find it frustrating when I see words in advertising or on menus that I know are false—words like local and house-made. Whomever is crafting the […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 15th, 2010 11:24am CDT | 3 Comments

The other day I heard about plans for an upcoming fundraiser. A few hundred dollars a plate going toward a worthy cause. Of course these types of events need food, so a multitude of chefs/restaurants were asked to donate food and labor. Everyone—the security, the band, decorators, bartenders, the rental company, and coordinators, pretty much […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | December 10th, 2009 8:03pm CDT | 3 Comments

Whenever I talk about good food in Memphis, I am frequently met with surprise—from natives and visitors alike. There’s plenty of great food here (and I’m not talking about barbecue right now), but it’s a “use it or lose it” situation. There are plenty of other good things in Memphis too and the adage applies […]

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