It’s not every day you find Paul Finebaum in a cookbook. The legendary sports personality has written the foreword to “The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook,” by the editors of Southern Living (Oxmoor House, $24.99). In addition to 150 tailgating recipes, the book includes history, tr… Read the full story
It was more than 30 years ago when Beverly Nolan learned an important lesson about cooking. “Anyone can cook,” a friend told her. “But not everyone can season.” Read the full story
We are not exactly situated in the heart of winedom here in north Alabama, so it’s a good wine day when word comes that “a wine rep will be in town dragging a bag with a ride along.” This means a wine salesperson is coming to pour samples accompanied by a winery owner, vintner or someone clo… Read the full story
It was more than 30 years ago when Beverly Nolan learned an important lesson about cooking. “Anyone can cook,” a friend told her. “But not everyone can season.”
We are not exactly situated in the heart of winedom here in north Alabama, so it’s a good wine day when word comes that “a wine rep will be in town dragging a bag with a ride along.” This means a wine salesperson is coming to pour samples accompanied by a winery owner, vintner or someone clo…
Ironically, America’s two most maligned wine varietals — chardonnay and merlot — remain among America’s most popular. Despite overwhelming negativity in some wine circles to chardonnay especially, it remains America’s No. 1 bestselling varietal wine.
On Aug. 1, longtime Anniston Star food columnist Prudence Hilburn, 82, passed away peacefully. Hilburn grew up in the Mill Village in Piedmont, and her hard-earned talents in the kitchen took her around the world, from the finals of the national Pillsbury Bake-Off to New York City to France.…
In the early days of this column, Randall Grahm, eclectic owner of Bonny Doon Winery, made wine news for his departure from planting traditional California grape varietals, opting instead for Rhone varietals such as carignan, grenache and syrah.
In our area, no fruit generates more buzz than the fuzzy peach. While few depend on peaches for their livelihood, many depend on them for their well-being.
A few weeks back, Janet Tyson Prosser, proprietor of the area’s only specialty wine store, Tyson Fine Wines and Things in Anniston, called me to make an immediate command performance at her shop on what was otherwise a boring morning spent with crippling writer’s block.
The Prosecco DOC Consortium has announced the first-ever National Prosecco Week will be celebrated next week, June 11-16. The Prosecco Consortium oversees the production of this wildly popular Italian sparkling wine.
I am a vegetarian for the second time around. The first time, I was a vegetarian for three years toward the end of my second pregnancy and after my daughter’s birth around 1994. Crispy bacon did me in! Funny thing is, that baby has been a vegetarian for eight years now.
A few weeks back, I was wishing for spring and the accompanying warm weather that ushers in the season. Actually our spring, if indeed there was one, brought only cold, wet weather and a generous coating of pollen.
Dried beans might seem too homey for some people, but our family likes them. From another standpoint, they are inexpensive, feed a lot of people and are easy to make.
When this column first appeared in the Star 17 years ago, I was a neophyte to varietal specific glassware. I, like a lot of my contemporaries, bought wholeheartedly into the Riedel Glassworks Company’s philosophy that cabernet should be poured only into glasses specifically designed for cabe…
In the new book “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table,” Rick Bragg tells stories of the generations of women in his Alabama family, centered around 75 recipes for everything from biscuits and gravy to blackberry cobbler to fried just-about-everything.
Tannins in wine get a bad rap. They are blamed for headaches and a world of other sins, but they play a vital role in the development and longevity of red wines.
The Anniston Downtown Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m.-noon, under the big tent at the corner of 12th Street and Moore Avenue.
One of the most ubiquitous condiments, if indeed it can be classified as a condiment, is Angostura aromatic bitters. For those who may have noticed this small, unassuming bottle in the cocktail mixers section of your grocery, perhaps we should first tackle its pronunciation: ang-go-store-ah.
Sometimes we get tired of the same foods for breakfast, such as homemade biscuits and all that usually goes with them for a true Southern breakfast. Well, maybe we don’t get tired of EATING this delicious morning meal … just too tired to make it ourselves.
In my childhood household, the Easter meal was a second runner-up to the Christmas meal, differing only in the Easter feast being followed with an egg hunt for real boiled eggs colored with food coloring.