I have discovered the beauty of summer corn in both its color and bite. Corn’s identity instantly brightens a plate and sweetens a savory palate. Its kernels inspire an authentic crunch, beckoning the steel cut textures of our classic Southern favorites.
Traditional caponata is a Sicilian specialty of eggplant stewed in oil with tomatoes, capers, and olives. A purple cauliflower adds not only a contrasted crunch to the mix, but also an additive hue of purple to the plate.
Happy Sunday, friends! It's a beautiful morning with hints of last night's cold front and exciting Memphis Grizzlies victory in our neighborhood. I've whipped up breakfast bowls for me and Alex with savory, protein-packed ingredients for a leisurely afternoon ahead.
The Jewish holiday of Passover arrives this upcoming Monday; and while we are traditionally commanded to re-experience our ancestors' slavery through rituals of matzah and horseradish-eating and parsley-dipping, etc. etc., I attest that our breakfasts should not similarly "suffer."
The Hawaiian poke (pronounced “poh-ké”) bowl has been part of Hawaiian culinary tradition for centuries, but the trend is now taking off through fast-casual pop-up poke spots from LA to NYC. And now, it's about to pop up in your dining room!
Our March #caramelizedwedding weekend unofficially kicked off with a dinner and s'mores scene at Loflin Yard for Thursday night out-of-towner arrivals; but it wasn't until I slipped on my Red Valentino vintage dress and cowboy boots Friday morning that the emotions and reality set in.
My new parents hosted the most incredible opener to our wedding weekend! We couldn't be more grateful for the final product, with details made possible by so many Memphis vendors and creatives. Scroll and see a glimpse of an emotionally-charging celebration (if only we could re-capture the wedding toasts!).
Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine (particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Thus, with bite sized presentations, a dim sum display must be approachable to your guests.
The beauty of a dim sum/appetizer gathering is the freedom from a seat! And since a sit down set-up is not required for this affair, substitute traditional place cards with chopsticks tags. You’ll avoid confusion and create an instant sense of “place” for your party-goers.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Brooklyn-based team behind Bloglovin', a brilliant curator and platform to create personalized blog feeds with daily content. Each morning, I read up on a dozen of my favorites -- from Camille Styles to The EveryGirl -- with just one scroll.
The holiday of love falls on a Tuesday this year (sigh). Alex and I are amidst the go-go-go mentality of wedding plans -- we're one month away! -- and though we enjoy the cheesy undertones of February 14, it's agreed upon that we need an opportunity to simply breathe.
I prefer to start the new year on the right foot by sharing a meal with close friends. Whether they're your neighbors or out-of-town guests, a leisurely morning will guarantee the right frame of mind for the year ahead.
Having relished in the Hanukkah traditions as the rabbi's daughter, I coveted the game of dreidel. It's competitive and crafty, and, more importantly, it involves candy. The "traditional" candy given to the winner of dreidel is a rather tasteless piece of chocolate wrapped in gold foil.