Vidalia Onion Galette Celebrates Spring

This Vidalia Onion Galette recipe led to spectacular results according to my husband and made me think of a French onion soup delivered in a crisp and flaky pastry. Continue reading Vidalia Onion Galette Celebrates Spring


Ample Applause for Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I made this apple cider vinaigrette dressing recipe last weekend for an arugula salad with roughly chopped, honey-roasted almonds for dinner guests who loved it. Continue reading Ample Applause for Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Rolf and Daughters

Named a semi-finalist for Best Chef South by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 for his achievements in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, at Fish Out of Water, Philip Krajeck left the beach resort to open his own place in Nashville. Krajeck founded Rolf and Daughters in late 2012 within the Boiler Building of the old Werthan Bag Company factory in the Germantown neighborhood of The … Continue reading Rolf and Daughters

City House Nashville

When I travel in the United States, I Google “James Beard” and the city of my destination to learn about new and noteworthy eateries. The James Beard Foundation recognizes chefs and restauranteurs with awards comparable to the Oscars given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Visiting the establishment of a James Beard semi-finalist or finalist usually ensures a great dining experience. After a … Continue reading City House Nashville

Le Barchette di Indivia

At a recent party, I planned an Italian themed menu of Aperitivo followed by a simple dinner. I hoped to serve small bites with fresh, healthy ingredients with Negronis and Blood Orange and Rosemary cocktails. I created easy-to-serve, handheld salads in boats of Belgian endive. The mildly bitter leaves of endive offer a soft crunch to salads. Feel free to vary the ingredients in this … Continue reading Le Barchette di Indivia