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Barbecue giant Don Pelts, founder of Corky's, dies
Updated 05/16/2013 at 9 p.m.
Corky’s Don Pelts was a barbecue giant in a barbecue town, but his friends and family remember him as a man with a great appetite for life and a generous and fun spirit.
Whining & Dining: Keep voting, show them how we do grit, grind
Published 02/06/2013 at midnight
I hope you plan to join us Wednesday night when we gather at Sweet Grass Next Door for our second party to get folks to vote for Memphis in Southern Living's "The South's Tastiest Town" contest. Chef/owner Ryan Trimm's food ...
Whining and Dining: Celebrate pie beyond sweet old stand-bys
Published 01/23/2013 at midnight
If you haven't had your breakfast, here's good news for you. You can eat pie for your first meal today and not feel guilty about it. It's National Pie Day, so live like it's the day after Thanksgiving.
Whining & Dining: Cast vote for Memphis as town of great taste
Published 01/16/2013 at midnight
How's this for our new city slogan?
Whining & Dining: Grocery shopping a minefield of decisions
Published 01/09/2013 at midnight
My daughter was married in April. A few months later, the happy couple moved away, and here's a news flash:
Whining and Dining: Bruno's in Bartlett, Kirk at Table
Published 12/19/2012 at midnight
Christmas is right upon us, and while I'm sure you're ready, all I can say about myself is that I am as ready as I'm going to be. On Monday night, my house will begin to fill with family.
Whining & Dining: Planning helps for healthy eating
Published 12/05/2012 at midnight
How organized are you with your food preparation? I'm much more a fly by the seat of my pants kind of cook, but I'm always impressed by people who map out a week's worth of meals and stick to it.
Whining & Dining: Tastes panelists good with words, too
Published 11/28/2012 at midnight
When you read over the list of the cookbooks that our Southern Tastes panelists recommend, you'll see some familiar names. We have several cookbook authors on our panel. In February, Paul and Angela Knipple released "The World in a Skillet: ...
Whining & Dining: Impress your holiday guests, step out of culinary comfort zone
Published 11/21/2012 at midnight
When you browse through today's recipes and see the one for cheese puffs stuffed with chicken salad, chances are you'll think it's a fairly simple recipe. What would you think if the title contained the word gougères, or pâte à ...
Whining and Dining: Getting a dressing-down over Thanksgiving dressing
Published 11/14/2012 at midnight
Here's a question I've been pondering for a few days: How old do you have to be to get to make the dressing for Thanksgiving?
Dining review: Central BBQ
Published 05/16/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
If a stranger to our town gathered the national television footage and press clippings from national publications about food in Memphis, he would likely think that all we eat is barbecue. Folks from other places sure do like to tell ...
Barbecue team names always good for a laugh
Published 05/15/2013 at midnight
It’s here. The Super Bowl of Swine. Smoke on the River. When your official name is the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, a nickname or two comes in handy.
With a little help from friends, Corky's cooks up a book
Updated 05/15/2013 at 12:44 a.m.
Barry Pelts wants to make something clear about his new cookbook.
Dining Review: Chiwawa is Memphis meets Mexico
Published 05/10/2013 at 3 a.m.
If you read early, crowd-sourced reviews of Chiwawa online, clear your mind and start fresh. Restaurants have opening pangs and the ones that are highly anticipated are also the ones that bear the brunt of dashed, though unrealistic, expectations.
Whining & Dining: Grand time ahead — but call it something else
Published 05/08/2013 at midnight
Here’s a little trivia. Do you know that Mother’s Day is spelled the way it is — singular possessive — because founder Anna Jarvis wanted to be sure people honored their own mothers, and that the day would not become ...
Memphis couple's vegetarian cookbook about more, not less
Updated 05/08/2013 at 1:58 a.m.
On Tuesday, Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence will celebrate the release of their first cookbook, “The Southern Vegetarian,” at an unlikely place:
Some like it hot, some like it spicy
Updated 05/03/2013 at 8:25 p.m.
Some culinary scents are unmistakable. Blindfolded, you’d know if you were led to a barbecue restaurant. Same for burgers on the grill, onions in a skillet, and just as certainly for Indian food. Bharat International Market & Restaurant is no ...
Whining & Dining: Share your essential cook's tips
Published 05/01/2013 at midnight
Have you ever heated leftover pizza in a frying pan? Used a funnel to separate an egg? Stored your cottage cheese upside down to make it last longer? (It creates a vacuum seal and keeps air out.)
Dining Review: Pizza that's good, any way you slice 'em
Published 04/25/2013 at 3:09 p.m.
The food truck scene in Memphis continues to grow, and vendors out at lunch or events are usually blessed with customers standing in line for tacos, grilled cheese or, in Jeremy Denno’s case, pizza. His Rock ’n Dough Pizza food ...
Chef Kelly English's passion inspires loyalty of staff, patrons at Iris
Updated 04/03/2013 at 12:10 a.m.
Kelly English could have opened Restaurant Iris a day earlier than he did five years ago, but he decided against it.
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