Every year, Rob McMillan, executive vice president and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division, publishes the equivalent of the State of the Union address, called the State of the Wine Industry Report. That the bank should have a wine division is no coincidence. Read the full story
Christmas has come and gone, and I am still procrastinating about putting away our Christmas decorations. I may even wait until Valentine’s Day to put them away. I’m sure no one has ever done that! Haha. Read the full story
Happy New Year, gentle readers. Six days less than we usually have between Thanksgiving and Christmas really did make a difference. Now that most of us can catch our breath after the Christmas marathon, it is time to look toward the future and turn our thoughts to prospering and surviving in 2020. Read the full story
Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the reporters, editors and photographers of the Anniston Star newsroom gather for Cheese Day. Because there’s just not enough eating going on this time of year. Read the full story
Christmas has come and gone, and I am still procrastinating about putting away our Christmas decorations. I may even wait until Valentine’s Day to put them away. I’m sure no one has ever done that! Haha.
Happy New Year, gentle readers. Six days less than we usually have between Thanksgiving and Christmas really did make a difference. Now that most of us can catch our breath after the Christmas marathon, it is time to look toward the future and turn our thoughts to prospering and surviving in 2020.
Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the reporters, editors and photographers of the Anniston Star newsroom gather for Cheese Day. Because there’s just not enough eating going on this time of year.
“Quid pro quo” has been on the lips of those in Washington who love posturing in front of media cameras trying to appear more intelligent than the rest of the proletariat, those of us who did not study Latin in school and who actually have to work for a living.
This is the time of year when retailers, publications and websites tout the Top 5 or 500 must-have Christmas items for those we hold near and dear. Attention shoppers, good news here: All items in Neiman Marcus’s Christmas catalog are priced below a million bucks this year.
My wife and I recently attended an event at the Alabama Governor’s Mansion called “A Taste Through Time: Celebrating 200 years of Alabama Food,” which was organized by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Alabama will celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood on Dec. 14, and this event wa…
In my family, we love Thanksgiving dinner. My mom’s side of the family always gets together at my aunt and uncle’s house and has a massive, blow-out dinner with all the traditional dishes, desserts and lots and lots of wine.
With next week being Thanksgiving Day, likely most know by now whether we will dine out, have our meal catered, do the cooking ourselves or just chuck it all for a Big Mac.
By now, most have seen the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” starring Diane Lane. The movie is based on a semi-autobiographical book by Frances Mayes, who falls in love with a decrepit farm house, Bramasole, in the Tuscan hills and sets about restoring it.
Take a break from cooking this holiday season and enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants. Several eateries will be offering traditional Thanksgiving foods with all the trimmings.
I have to admit, fall is my favorite season of the year. One of my favorite memories as a child was going to a pumpkin patch and searching for the best pumpkin to carve.
We are right in the middle of apple harvesting time here in Alabama. Apples are one of the most popular fruits eaten, and now is a good time to incorporate this seasonal fruit into your cooking.
Families are on the move more now than ever before, due to extra-curricular activities, religious functions, caring for aging loved ones and parents working outside of the home.
My dad is a great cook. His mom, my Nana, was the mother of three boys and she taught them how to do more than “subsistence cook.” Dad and his brothers all have their own above-average culinary skills. My Nana passed away in 2008 but still, the smell of onion cooking down in butter takes me …
If you’re like me, you have been eagerly waiting for autumn to arrive because that means cooler days are looming right around the corner. Days will become shorter, leaves will begin to change and Saturdays will be spent cheering for our favorite teams.
There are certain experiences that evoke good, bad, transcendent and humorous memories. One of my humorous moments was provided by a Sonoma wine, La Crema, and is a gift that keeps on giving.
It is hotter than summertime as I am writing this. I cannot even think about cooking anything hot when I get home from work in this type of weather. So lately I have been breaking out my three best cold soup recipes: gazpacho, cold cucumber avocado soup and warm arugula vichyssoise, which yo…
Master plantsman Hayes Jackson is an expert on watermelons. During a recent watermelon tasting at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston, Jackson talked about how to pick a ripe watermelon, and how do they make a seedless watermelon, anyway?
Most people likely find statistics boring, with the exception of statisticians and university professors who wax nostalgically about quantitative methods, probability theory, hypothesis testing and variance analysis. I can see eyes glazing over as you read this.
Poor zucchini. It gets left behind. A friend recently told me that someone in her workplace brought in homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis to give away … and the poor zucchini was left with no takers.