Braised Chicken Thighs with Lemon Verbena

I began seeing fresh lemon verbena at the Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market several weeks ago. This powerfully fragrant herb accents some of my favorite hand soaps, I thought at the market, but I couldn’t figure out what to do with the herb in the kitchen. Intimidated, I put off experimentation until my friend David Siefker offered me some of this pungent herb from his … Continue reading Braised Chicken Thighs with Lemon Verbena

Celebrate Dining Out for Life at Tart Cafe and Cafe 1912 on April 27

On April 27 I invite you to declare “Vive la France” and dine with me and fellow supporters of Friends for Life. Continue reading Celebrate Dining Out for Life at Tart Cafe and Cafe 1912 on April 27

Celebrate Memphis Black Restaurant Week March 6-12

Memphis Black Restaurant Week (March 6-12) celebrates the culinary contributions of black-owned restaurants and eateries while reaching out to new customers. Black Restaurant Week also champions the cause for increasing black wealth in a city known for limited economic opportunities for black-owned businesses. Continue reading Celebrate Memphis Black Restaurant Week March 6-12

Top Five Posts of 2016 at Place at the Table

We all need a place at the table where we feel welcome and at home. We need more hospitality and bread breaking in this world if we hope to heal our community and world. Good food and drink won’t solve the problems and divisions, but the hospitality that comes with them opens doors. Continue reading Top Five Posts of 2016 at Place at the Table