On Cooking Southern: Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra

On Cooking Southern: Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  That really fries(d) my grits: Something has got me all het up … in a bad way. Think being steamed with agitation about something, or having your goose cooked or your ticket punched… There’s no return. WHISTLE UP SOME FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AND OKRA Here we are, deep…

July 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Tre Amici Adding Rooftop Patio this Fall

Tre Amici Adding Rooftop Patio this Fall

Tre Amici announced that it is adding an outdoor dining area that will rival the other balconies and patios of the Square. Owner Bo Petro said he hopes to open Tre Amici’s rooftop patio in October. “We have all this room upstairs that’s not being utilized. I brought in a structural engineer and we drew […]

July 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Cocktail Hour Preparations: The Kiwi Herman

Cocktail Hour Preparations: The Kiwi Herman

Eileen Hogan of Alchemy in Memphis, TN, showcases her fun and fruity cocktail, the Kiwi Herman. Alchemy, located in the heart of Memphis’ midtown area, has a spacious, open-air feel to it, with an impressive array of liquors and knowledgeable staff. Their cocktail menu is extensive, boasting creative names and recipes. They also have…

July 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Expand Your Shrimp Horizons

On Cooking Southern: Expand Your Shrimp Horizons

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Happy as a tick on a lazy dog: Exactly what it sounds like, this expression refers to being satisfied with being in the right place at the right time… for as long as you want to be there! Interchangeable with “Happy as a clam in sand at high […]

July 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Some Like It Hot — But All Love Food at Pick Thai

Some Like It Hot — But All Love Food at Pick Thai

The friendly owners of Pick Thai, next to the University Inn on Frontage Road know that some like it hot. The extensive authentic menu of Thai favorites, including Pad Thai, Chicken and Cashews, Spicy Shrimp Soup and dishes made with curry and pepper sauce, will please anyone who enjoys the spicy side of life and […]

July 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
How to Pick Fish Nutritiously, Affordably, in Grocery Store

How to Pick Fish Nutritiously, Affordably, in Grocery Store

Our friends from BJC HealthCare take us on a tour of the local grocery store to learn the nutritious and affordable way to pick our fish. With summer here, seafood is an important and healthy part of our diet so this video can help us feed our family better:

July 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
Nima’s Pizza of Gassville, Arkansas Wins Pizza Competition

Nima’s Pizza of Gassville, Arkansas Wins Pizza Competition

It was the best of times; it was the crust of times. Seventeen pizza makers from around the nation spent their Fourth of July at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford, competing in the Slice of Americana pizza-making competition, hosted by Oxford-based national publication PMQ Pizza Magazine and the United States Pizza Team. Pie…

July 7, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Grill Classics for the Fourth

On Cooking Southern: Grill Classics for the Fourth

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week Take: A common verb used in the South for a wide range of activities, such as “I take the Oxford Eagle, the Commercial Appeal, and the Clarion Ledger.” This action of subscribing to something is not interchangeable with more personal and occasionally antagonistic…

July 3, 2014 with 0 Comments
VIDEO >> Want a Delicious Non-Meat Option Any Weekend — Try Eggplant

VIDEO >> Want a Delicious Non-Meat Option Any Weekend — Try Eggplant

As we all get ready to grill our favorite meats for the July 4 weekend, how about a vegetable alternative as a main course? Eggplant is an amazing food that is often used in Italian cooking as the feature item in a meal. Our friends at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis will show us in […]

July 2, 2014 with 0 Comments
Don’t Spoil the Party: Eating Safely This July 4

Don’t Spoil the Party: Eating Safely This July 4

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com CLEAN. SEPARATE. COOK. CHILL. These are the four rules for food safety. At no time is food safety more of concern than at our annual national outdoor celebration of Independence Day. On the Fourth of July, most of us will be grilling, picnicking and watching fireworks displays. And despite the…

July 1, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Eye on Pie

On Cooking Southern: Eye on Pie

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week There you go: A common Southern expression of affirmation of the obvious, usually stated after conclusion of an event, or after revelation of circumstances that led to the event. For example, “There you go. All those Blue Dog Mississippi Democrats voted in the Republican…

June 30, 2014 with 0 Comments
Happy Hour Preparations: Patriotic Potables

Happy Hour Preparations: Patriotic Potables

For many people, the 4th of July means a long weekend, a nearby body of water, dangerously close fireworks, and a cooler of refreshments. With the holiday falling on a Friday this year, hopefully most everyone will be able to partake in a frosty beverage or two. Below are three recipes patriotic enough to salute […]

June 27, 2014 with 0 Comments