Celebrating Chinese New Year with Family and Homemade Dumplings

Northern Chinese families celebrate the new year reunion dinner by making dumplings together. Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year with Family and Homemade Dumplings

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Creamy Squash Soup with Parsley, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

FEATURED ON THE DAILY MEMPHIAN – Lemon zest and garlic add vibrance and warmth to this creamy soup after cooking the vegetables in butter and broth. Gently heat the cream with the puréed vegetables to avoid bitterness from the lemon zest. Continue reading Creamy Squash Soup with Parsley, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

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

Grandma Favazza’s Sugo

I can’t claim rights to this Italian gravy recipe inherited through Paul’s family. I never met his Grandmother Mary Favazza, but her cooking heritage lives on. I occasionally make a few adjustments to the recipe. She was fond of Contadina crushed tomatoes, but you can add flavor variation with canned fire-roasted tomatoes. I’ve also use an equivalent volume of fresh, peeled Ripley tomatoes that produced one of the … Continue reading Grandma Favazza’s Sugo