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From TV Screens to History Books: Chef Nina Compton

From TV Screens to History Books: Chef Nina Compton Nina Compton proves that African-American contributions to American cuisine are about more than fried chicken and cornbread or pit barbeque and pecan pie. Story by Ginger Warder Recipe by Chef Nina Compton When Chef Nina Compton was named the runner-up—rather than

2020-02-11T20:23:05+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Appetizers, Caribbean Fusion, Cuisines, Featured, Recipes, South|Tags: , |0 Comments

Licorice International

Licorice International Licorice heaven in Lincoln, Nebraska. Story by Lisa Waterman Gray Photos by Kathy Plunkett Photography Who would have guessed that a Lincoln, Nebraska company offers the nation’s largest selection of black licorice? Danish Trollendrop, Kerr’s Licorice Toffee from Canada, and bite-sized Italian Rombetti by Amarelli are only a

2020-02-10T18:43:31+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |0 Comments

Strawberry Hill Povitica

Strawberry Hill Povitica Story by Diana Lambdin Meyer Povitica is a mouthful, starting with its pronunciation. Even long-time customers of the indulgence at Strawberry Hill Povitica in Kansas City commonly mispronounce poh-va-TEET-sa. Povitica is a Slavic word for a delightfully rich bread that can be found in Eastern Europe as

Merry and Bright Holiday Hotel Meals

Merry and Bright Holiday Hotel Meals Story by Jill Gleeson When you and yours crave delicious holidays, options abound! While you might choose to prepare a festive meal and even pour some exceptional spirits at home, you might also treat yourself to a getaway to another city or dine out

Mama J’s Kitchen

Mama J’s Kitchen The Soul of Richmond, Virginia A tiny restaurant in the Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia gets a James Beard nomination! Story by Ginger Warder For more than a decade, Mama J’s Kitchen has been a local favorite in the Richmond culinary community. Known for its authentic

2019-11-22T20:17:14+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Regions, Soul Food|Tags: |0 Comments

Find Entertainment at Nashville’s Chef’s Tables

Find Entertainment at Nashville’s Chef’s Tables Enjoy dinner and a show at these Music City chef’s tables and bars. Story by Chris Chamberlain Nashville, Tennessee, is known as Music City, so it’s no surprise that many of its residents know how to entertain—and we’re not just talking about the musicians

2019-11-22T19:56:24+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Fine Dining, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Art Bites

If the food wasn’t so good at Seattle’s Collections Café, which is located right under the Space Needle within Chihuly Garden and Glass, you might barely take notice of it. Because inside this restaurant, above your head and under your plate and alongside your table—in short, surrounding you—are the assemblages of articles that give this place its name: Dale Chihuly’s collections.

2019-10-15T21:02:25+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Northwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments

It’s Pumpkin Season!

Fairytales are responsible for the word “pumpkin,” which first appeared in print in the 17th century. Pumpkins served as a magical coach in nursery rhyme long before becoming a symbol for the month of October. Today, foodies enjoy pumpkins’ ability to grow in the garden, add delicious flavor to a wide range of foods, plus stand as seasonal décor from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

From Lake to Plate

Louisiana is known as a destination for hunting and fishing excursions—the state’s license plates even read “Sportsman’s Paradise.” With access to the Gulf of Mexico, bayous, rivers and estuaries, Louisiana supports a wide variety of fish for sportsmen to pursue. Yet while many folks love to go fishing and eat seafood, most aren’t interested in the cleaning and cooking chores that are part of a great fish dinner.

2019-11-22T20:51:13+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Americana, Cajun/Creole, Cuisines, Featured, Regions, South, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments