One of the lights of my life is my son Alton. He’s a smart, bossy, incredibly willful toddler and, like his mother, he has particular favorite foods that he loves fiercely and simply must have on hand at all times. Read the full story
Last year, Americans spent an estimated $20.7 billion on Valentine gifts. Statisticians who keep track of such things say 17 percent of these gifts (roughly translating to $9.5 billion) were unwanted. And yet Americans are projected to spend more this upcoming Valentine’s Day (which is Frid… Read the full story
OXFORD — Rusty Newman doesn’t merely make pizzas. He slaps them, tosses them, designs them, perhaps even imagines them as public demonstrations of gastronomic art. Read the full story
I have to admit, I really dislike carrots. However, when my daughter, Chelsea, brought a side dish of carrots to a family gathering during the holidays, I quickly had a change of heart. Read the full story
Last year, Americans spent an estimated $20.7 billion on Valentine gifts. Statisticians who keep track of such things say 17 percent of these gifts (roughly translating to $9.5 billion) were unwanted. And yet Americans are projected to spend more this upcoming Valentine’s Day (which is Frid…
OXFORD — Rusty Newman doesn’t merely make pizzas. He slaps them, tosses them, designs them, perhaps even imagines them as public demonstrations of gastronomic art.
I have to admit, I really dislike carrots. However, when my daughter, Chelsea, brought a side dish of carrots to a family gathering during the holidays, I quickly had a change of heart.
Before we had our son, my husband and I went to the movies a lot. It was a favorite recurring date night of ours, but not really for the movies themselves.
Wine Enthusiast magazine recently published its Top 10 most searched wines for 2019, admitting, “There was something a little voyeuristic about analyzing the browsing histories of strangers.”
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.
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.