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Good Food for Oxford Schools Brings Cooking Classes to Community

Good Food for Oxford Schools Brings Cooking Classes to Community

Oxford School District is on a mission to improve the health of the community one step at a time, from the students they see every day out into the far reaches of the community. For the past year, Good Food for Oxford Schools has focused its efforts on the meals served in the district’s cafeteria, […]

March 2, 2015 with 1 Comment
Dining Out:  Do Locals or Students Matter More to Oxford Restaurants?

Dining Out: Do Locals or Students Matter More to Oxford Restaurants?

Oxford restaurants do rely on business from locals, but revenue skyrockets during the months when college students are in town. “I will probably say it is close to a 60 percent to 40 percent split between families and students. Although, those numbers do change depending on the time of the year, and whether school is […]

February 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Perfect Pot Pies for Snowy Nights

On Cooking Southern: Perfect Pot Pies for Snowy Nights

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK As cold as a banker’s heart (on foreclosure day at the widow and orphans’ home): With all due apologies to our banker friends, this self explanatory expression harks back to Dickensian times, when the bank note was due, come Hell or High Water (and we all know what THAT expression means)… […]

February 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Restaurant on Wheels: Delta’s Catfish Cabin Adds Food Truck

Restaurant on Wheels: Delta’s Catfish Cabin Adds Food Truck

Bringing sustenance to the people; food carts, or mobile food units as they’re often called, can be a Godsend to festivals, construction sites and any other venue where people have a need for food. They’re convenient and usually the food is prepared onsite and hot and fresh when it’s ordered and received. Tara Herrin and […]

February 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Dining Out: Oxford Eateries Feed Economy

Dining Out: Oxford Eateries Feed Economy

Food is big in Oxford. Eating it, making it and serving it are big business. In fact, approximately 3 percent of those living in the Oxford area are employed as cooks or food prep workers, according to City-Data.com. Retired restaurant manager and owner, Angelo Mistilis, says things have changed since he closed Mistilis Restaurant on…

February 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Dining Out: Oxford Restaurants Feed on Competition

Dining Out: Oxford Restaurants Feed on Competition

Last year was big for the restaurant business in Oxford. According to Liz Barrett Foster, editor of EatingOxford.com, 22 restaurants jumped into the relentless competition for diners, while six closed their doors after failing to succeed. The owner of one restaurant launched last year welcomes the challenge. “Competition is the fuel…

February 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
Oxford City Market Plans Coming Season with New Director

Oxford City Market Plans Coming Season with New Director

Oxford City Market’s new director Betsy Chapman is no stranger to the hard work it takes to run a small farm. As the former marketing and CSA manager of Yokna Bottoms Farm, Chapman spent as many hours in the field as she did at market. “I have a deep respect for people who have committed […]

February 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
The History of Chocolate: from Cacao Pod to Creamy Bar

The History of Chocolate: from Cacao Pod to Creamy Bar

It’s no coincidence that February is both Heart Health Month and National Chocolate Lovers Month. After all, chocolate has been stimulating hearts and minds, literally, for about 4,000 years. Once reserved as tribute to gods and royals, chocolate and cocoa now fuel a global industry of $117-$128 billion annually. Agricultural…

February 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: All You Need is Love…and Chocolate

On Cooking Southern: All You Need is Love…and Chocolate

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Up one side and down the other: Descriptive phrase pertaining to how extensively one has explored or considered a situation or topic. Like how chocolate is a necessity of life. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE … AND CHOCOLATE The Beatles had a good idea in their lovely song, […]

February 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
SFA: Losing Farms, Adding Veterans

SFA: Losing Farms, Adding Veterans

This is the story of two soldiers who found their way into farming after war. But it’s also the story of two brothers whose experience in uniform and in the fields has been very different from one another. Producer Alix Blair takes us to rural Kentucky to learn what agriculture holds for men who’ve been […]

February 17, 2015 with 0 Comments
Ole Miss Entrepreneur Finds New Way to Order Food

Ole Miss Entrepreneur Finds New Way to Order Food

Ole Miss student Luke Faulconer is developing a different kind of food delivery service. He is creating a service that you can order food from restaurants who don’t deliver and have it at your door within the hour. “We will partner with local restaurants and employ many people, delivering meals and groceries to anyone,” Faulconer…

February 11, 2015 with 2 Comments
Wine Bar Prepares for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Wine Bar Prepares for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Oxonians and all in search of the quintessential romantic evening can attempt to reserve a spot for a candlelit dinner for two at the Wine Bar this weekend. The Wine Bar has been open for less than a year but it as quickly became popular in town. Erika Lipe, the general manager at the Wine […]

February 11, 2015 with 0 Comments