GINNA PARSONS: Movie offers feast for eyes

On Saturday, my sweet husband agreed to go to the movie with me to see “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” The last movie I got him to was...

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Debra White was born in Amory, but she grew up on a farm in tiny Detroit, Alabama (population 237 in the 2010 census). That’s the only life she knew for many years. “We grew everything we ate,” said White, 45. “We couldn’t run to McDonald’s. You can’t do […]

In May 2008, I had the pleasure of interviewing Luisa Arico of Oxford as a Cook of the Week. She mentioned to me that she one day wanted to write a cookbook featuring recipes from northern Italy, where she was born; southern Italy, her mother’s home; and Sicily, her mother-in-law’s domain. Luisa has finally written […]

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Crystal Holcomb, clockwise from left, Eddie Dalton, Melissa Edwards and Mary Jo Beeman all have recipes in the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital's new cookbook, "From Our Family to Yours, Vol. 2."

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Five years ago, staff members at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital came up with a cookbook full of their favorite recipes called “From Our Family to Yours.” Now, they’ve come up with the sequel – “From Our Family to Yours, Vol. 2.” “It’s been five years […]

Eddie’s BBQ Ribs Eddie Dalton 4 pounds baby back pork ribs Barbecue sauce or dry rub Take the rack of ribs, bone side up, and pull the thin membrane off if possible. If not, run a sharp knife down center of each bone. Cut each slab in half to get about 4 to 6 bones […]

I often purchase baguettes at Simply Sweet by Margarete on South Green Street to use for sandwiches or dipping bread or garlic bread. When I brought home two recently, my husband claimed one, saying he wanted to make bruschetta as an appetizer. That left me to figure out an Italian-type of entree to follow. I […]

I write this in a Paris hotel room, at dawn, peering out to an empty street and looking back over the previous nine days, wondering if the local patisserie will open before our group boards a bus to the airport. Yesterday morning I hit the streets early in search of a neighborhood bakery and found […]

My husband, Charlie, and I have been practicing empty-nesting this summer.Daughter Mary has been at camp, where she is a counselor, since the middle of May. And son Patrick periodically leaves us to stay with friends, visit the beach or attend running camp. A friend of ours who is in a similar situation said she’s […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a three-part column series covering the recent Battlefields and Baguettes tour in London, Belgium, Normandy and Paris. ––––– YPRES, BELGIUM This inaugural Battlefields and Baguettes tour was coordinated through the University of Southern Mississippi’s International Programs Department. I have become a HUGE fan of all the people who […]

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This school lunch tray prepared at Pierce Street Elementary School contains all the components of a healthy lunch: a chicken sandwich on a whole grain-rich bun, sweet potato fries, fresh vegetables, fresh orange slices, canned pears and a fat-free milk.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in Mississippi’s public school cafeterias will see a few changes on their plates this fall. “These are being implemented as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” said Lynne Rogers, director of food service for the Tupelo Public School District. The district has slowly been […]