Book Reviews

Music City, Not Just About the Eats

Music City, Not Just About the Eats

Our trip to Vanderbilt for Family Weekend 2016 was more about hanging out with the kid and his classmates.  We made it to campus only once (family weekend is really for the freshman parents, lol) and that was for Vanderbilt’s program Strong Inside: Storytelling, Music […]

52 Ways to Have Your Salad

52 Ways to Have Your Salad

Slip out the bowl Joe, toss some new greens, Jean…just get yourself free..to make some satisfying salads.  After quite the wait I received a copy of Food 52 Mighty Salads from Blogging for Books.  I flipped through the book and with my trusty pad of […]

Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal-Sugar Cookie Crust

Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal-Sugar Cookie Crust

Have you been watching A Chef’s Life on PBS? You should. It follows Chef Vivian Howard who after hobnobbing in NYC for a couple of years moved back home to North Carolina and opened a farm to table restaurant. We are not talking Asheville or […]

Let’s Get Ready to Crumble! (Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies)

Let’s Get Ready to Crumble! (Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies)

  There is this wonderful bookstore in the City (San Francisco for all you out of towners) called Omnivore. It is a tiny tiny storefront in the middle of a residential neighborhood (parking sucks) close to Delores Park that has become the mecca for cookbook […]

32 Yolks:  Eric Ripert, Biography of a Silver Fox

32 Yolks: Eric Ripert, Biography of a Silver Fox

Did I get you with the title?  Ok, I made the Silver Fox part up although he is nice looking with an endearing accent. The tag line of his book is actually From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line. I wanted to get your attention […]

Got Dough? (Tasties)

Got Dough? (Tasties)

In life there are two sides to everything.  The yin and yang of the universe.  There are those that twist their Oreos apart, lick the frosting off the cookie and then eat each cookie (seems kind of silly to me) versus those that absolutely never […]

A Quirky Cast of Characters and Delicious Pastries Makes for a Pleasant Read

A Quirky Cast of Characters and Delicious Pastries Makes for a Pleasant Read

Instead of the usual Christmas baking and festivities I found myself in bed with the flu for most of the holiday season.  I passed the time by watching the Hallmark holiday movie channel (I know, desperate times call for desperate measures) and luckily a PBS Downton […]

Rice Rice Baby  (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Rice Rice Baby (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Growing up I remember we had one big pot, well worn, dented and it’s bottom darkened from frequent use.  It was my Dad’s favorite cooking utensil and he used it for everything.  He stir-fried, boiled, simmered, stewed and steamed in that pot and everything that came […]

Finding Dorie (Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies)

Finding Dorie (Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies)

Rock and rollers, Tom Cruise, that Bieber Kid, they all have their groupies.   I am a Dorie groupie.  Yep, not ashamed to admit it. Dorie is the bomb. Are you wondering-who?  Not that hilarious little blue fish in Finding Nemo? No.  “You mean Ellen DeGeneres […]