OK, so you’ve looked to the bottom of this column and seen the title of the recipe and you’re thinking, “Nope, not me.” But just hear me out. I had never had endive either until I purchased it a couple of weeks ago at Kroger. It’s stocked with the other lettuces and runs about a […]

Misconceptions abound in the culinary world. There is a strange phenomenon that occurs when I am eating in a burger joint, pizza parlor or dive bar. People who recognize me often walk over and say, “What are you doing here?” These are obviously people who don’t know me very well because my good friends know […]

One of my favorite Christmas gifts in 2014 was Ina Garten’s new cookbook, “Make it Ahead.” I’ve already made three dishes out of it and we’re just a week into the new year. When I suggested to my husband, Charlie, that we make this recipe for Peas and Pancetta from the book, his reaction was, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Friends of the Lee County Library have been planning a dinner party, and everyone’s invited. The event, A Novel Affair, will feature a pair of Mississippi artists as special guests. Wyatt Waters works in watercolor, and Robert St. John works in food. “We’re going to have […]

Mark Twain once said the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer he spent in San Francisco. I have spent a few frigid summer nights in the City by the Bay and it is certainly cold. I have walked head first against the winter wind on Michigan Avenue as the bitter air blew off […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Oxford Restaurant Week will aim both to raise funds for food charities and to promote eating out during a traditionally slow time. The event runs Jan. 25-31. “We are thrilled about the second Oxford Restaurant Week presented by Sysco and think January is a great time […]

The week before Thanksgiving, my husband took our 15-year-old beagle, Eleanor, for her last ride. In the last couple of years, Ellie had lost most of her sight and hearing, but not her sense of smell. The little white tip of her tail would wag furiously when she tracked squirrels in the backyard. But a […]

                    By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BIGGERSVILLE – For 10 years, Tara Lauderdale taught English and coached girls’ basketball at Jumpertown and Booneville. And then a year ago, her teaching career took a 180-degree turn. “Christmas of last year, the job of Culinary Arts instructor came […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Early Wednesday morning, a group of men gathered at Cafe 212 for their regular coffee klatch and raised their mugs in memory of one of their own – the late David Sparks. The coffee they were drinking – a special blend called Southern Gentleman – was also created […]