I am most definitely not a food or restaurant critic. And I'm not a professional food journalist. I do read a lot of food writing and understand that there is technique, talent and skill involved in it.
Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them.
This recipe for stone fruit almond upside-down cake works equally well using any kind of stone fruit or a mix of every kind of stone fruit, including plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches and plumcots.
Summer, summer, summer. The word is fat and round and breezy and rolls around nicely on the tongue. And we want our food to be breezy, too.
You know pretzels and have probably eaten them in many different forms, but do you know how they're made?
Occasionally, a seemingly small happenstance can lead to something quite special. In this case, a chance meeting over a jar of jam helped inspire a fine dining experience many might expect to more often find in New Orleans or Memphis than in the Golden Triangle.
On my last visit to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus I came home with okra, green beans, little potatoes, corn, peaches and delicious tomatoes.
Three Melon Soup, a real showstopper, is as much fun to look at as it is refreshing to eat.
One of the great, great, great (three times, that's how great it is) pleasures of summer is figuring out what to do with all that fruit that floods the markets.
Growing up in the Southwest, a tortilla was a thin flatbread used to wrap around grilled meat and make tacos.
Homemade ice cream and summer celebrations go together like fun and family. So with Independence Day around the corner, Fran Brown and her granddaughter, Kate Scott Gee, got in a pre-Fourth ice cream-making practice at Brown's home near the Mississippi University for Women campus.
Throughout New England, the traditional entree of choice for dinner on the Fourth of July was salmon served with a side of peas.
Summer's here and the time is right for summer salads gussied up with light proteins.
Ratatouille is a classic vegetable dish starring eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomato that is deeply steeped in the culture of Mediterranean France.
Well, the fourth annual retreat for the B-52's is over, and it gets better and better each year.
A good fish taco is in a class by itself.
Father's Day is celebrated on various dates in about 40 countries around the world, Wikipedia tells us.
Sometimes I just crave a big serving of green beans. You too, right?
A few days ago I was in a conversation about recipes with a couple of friends. We all probably know the feeling of staring at a new recipe that calls for a long list of this and that, most of which our kitchens are missing.