Give Thanks to the Lard!

Up until a about 100 years century ago, lard was a popular source of fat for cooking and baking all over the world. In the last decade, trend-setting American chefs began using lard in their recipes (fat rendered from pigs). What changed? Continue reading Give Thanks to the Lard!

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Spinach, Farro and Feta Scramble

​​Some of the best recipe inspirations come from leftovers in the fridge. I made more farro than I needed for a Mediterranean salad earlier in the week. Farro’s whole-grain, nutty flavor works well in warm side dishes and cool salads. If you’ve never tried farro, think of it as a fatter version of brown rice with a more tender interior.  I thought of using my … Continue reading Spinach, Farro and Feta Scramble

Poached Egg Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Arugula

RUNNY YOLK WARNING: If soft egg yolk makes you queasy, STOP READING NOW! View this post on Instagram #poachedegg #salad with #arugula, #asparagus and crispy #bacon on toasted #sourdough #bread. Recipe on profile link. #yolkporn #yolk #yolkporn🍳 A post shared by Jonathan Cole (@placeatthetabledotnet) on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT   This recipe combines ingredients from an ABE Sandwich (asparagus, bacon and egg sandwich) and … Continue reading Poached Egg Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Arugula

Brunch at Café 1912

Café 1912 is a frequent haunt for me and Paul. If you’re looking for great French bistro food in Memphis, this is the place. We visited the cafe for brunch today and I ordered one of my favorites: the Croque Madame. This savory sandwich of grilled ham and Gruyère cheese topped with bechamel sauce is toasted under the broiler and served with a poached or fried egg … Continue reading Brunch at Café 1912