The cookbook club. (food, week of 11.18.13)

I am not a joiner.  I've played on tennis teams and captained more than a few; I've taken classes with friends; I've served on boards.  But most groups that require ongoing participation are too high maintenance for me and wear me out, which is why I've routinely declined invitations for wine and book clubs despite … Continue reading The cookbook club. (food, week of 11.18.13)

It’s all ova. (food, week of 10.28.13)

My daughter got braces this week.  She has the face of an angel, but her smile at present is an orthodontist's dream for at least the next two years.  Sticky foods, tasty treats, and caramel delights are all over, at least for a while.  She has been a very good sport about the whole thing, … Continue reading It’s all ova. (food, week of 10.28.13)

The trouble with kale. (food, week of 10.21.13)

Five and a half years ago, as I dealt with my company's worst PR crisis in almost 50 years of business AND tried to understand why my first grade son's friends were reading Harry Potter while he struggled with Henry & Mudge AND watched the housing renovation market head south knowing it would likely lead … Continue reading The trouble with kale. (food, week of 10.21.13)

At the farm. (food, week of 8.19.13)

The farm at my children's school, brain child of the inimitable Tony Geraci, is truly a wonder.  It is a working farm located on campus at a public elementary school in the middle of Memphis, and it might be my favorite thing in the farm-to-table movement.  Two years ago my son tasted his first fresh … Continue reading At the farm. (food, week of 8.19.13)

The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)

Yes, I know the joke: there are two types of people in the world, those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who don't. I am mostly the former with just a bit of the latter. That's how we marketing people are, at least according to all the sales … Continue reading The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)