It’s been a while

November 1, 2010

Good readers, I have not forgotten both of you. Over the last few months, I have been quite busy performing my writing and editing services. Birmingham Magazine took me on as their primary food blogger at Good Taste, in addition to my monthly beer and casual dining columns in their print edition. The weekly posts […]

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BottleTree to Show Food Inc.

September 1, 2009

I am so pleased to know that BottleTree Cafe will show the documentary Food Inc Saturday, Sept 5 and Sunday, Sept 6. As excited as I am that viewers will not have to travel, as I did, it is disappointing and sobering that this excellent film, highlighting the current crisis into which our food system […]

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UPDATE: Another Broken Egg Cafe to open in Mountain Brook Village

May 11, 2009

Dram Whiskey Bar and Avo (previous posts) won’t be the only new kids on the block in Mountain Brook Village for long. This morning I noticed a bit of plywood (as the guys at Eater would say) on a walk through Mountain Brook Village: King’s House Antiques’ former residence will be taken by Florida-based franchise […]

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Roquefort riot!

February 12, 2009

Have you all heard about our imperiled Roquefort? Basically, because the EU refuses to import American hormone-blasted meat – which, if you had a choice, would you? – the Bush administration decided to place a prohibitively high tariff (300%??!!) on Roquefort and other specialty European goods.  Not that President Obama can’t undo this ridiculous tariff, […]

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Joanie’s Pastry Adventure: the beginning

November 7, 2007

For those of you who don’t know, I recently moved to New York – not only to get away from my dull corporate job, but to finally realize my dream of going to pastry school and becoming a real pastry chef! (cue triumphant music) And because I know all of you are checking this blog […]

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