Everyone has felt the stress of "what's for dinner?" but Leslie Smith must come up with the answer for 150 to 200 hungry folks every Wednesday, and on several other occasions in any given month.
I did not grow up in a hunting and/or fishing family.
Small is big with Rachel Guerry. That's why the young baker came up with the idea for pielets -- individual pies petite and neat enough to pick up and enjoy, but big enough to deliver on flavor.
If you want to end the summer with a bang and be reminded how the best and simplest ingredients produce the most magical results, then this is the dish to make before the leaves change and thoughts turn to stew.
Canned tuna is underrated.
This week's Italian squash bake is a true work horse.
Watching Shirley Catlett create a stylish reception table topped in burlap, colorful fabrics and artfully-arranged savories and sweets -- most of which she made herself -- one might have a hard time picturing her as a girl working on her daddy's cotton farm near the Missouri bootheel.
When I was in elementary school, lunch was milk in a paper cone and holder from a really, really cold milk dispenser, and whatever the school lunch was for that day.
Okra. Not Delta State's unofficial Fighting Okra mascot, not the trendy Okra Cookhouse restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, or any of several bands that go by the name. Just okra, that vegetable that's close to being as Southern as sweet tea.
The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome.
When Labor Day swings around, it's the cue for a final summer food fling -- one last late-night barbeque and a fond farewell to the garden's seasonal bounty.
Watermelon and Cantaloupe Gazpacho takes advantage of the wonderful melons that are abundant at this time of year.
Peak tomato season seems to have come and gone, but I did buy some last week at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market and they were good.
There is nothing better than an ear of simply steamed or grilled fresh corn in the late summer. Except for this Mexican Grilled Corn.
Have you ever whipped up a spicy dish -- chili, for example -- and realized when it's too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff?
Autumn might be the official season of the one-pot wonder.
Our Olympic attention may be focused on disciplines like track and field, rhythmic gymnastics and basketball (or, in my case, equestrian) for the next several days, but have you paused to wonder how anyone goes about feeding 18,000 athletes, coaches and team staff from more than 200 diverse countries every day during the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro?
As the world turns its attention to the host country of the Olympic Games, I'm reminded of a trip I took to Brazil 20 years ago with my friend, chef and cookbook author Christopher Idone.
Green beans can be -- well, I'll say it, boring.
Fabulous Food -- the kind that deserves upper-case F's -- doesn't have to be complicated.
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