Advanced baking students at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute have recently added some new skills to their resumes -- like architecture, engineering and construction. That is, if working in gingerbread counts.
Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.
Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.
After you've stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and -- of course -- stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.
"It's in the bones of the English-speaking world," James Allen says, and you can hear it again Dec. 10 when "Columbus Sings Messiah" comes to Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St.
When it comes to Christmas, Charlotte McNeal feels she is more child than grown-up. Which is one of the reasons she and her husband, Eddie, are looking forward to having their home among the five on tour Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes.
Fall weather is always a treat because some of the plants that provide summer backgrounds step up and show off their stuff.
Without question, my favorite memory of my beautiful mama is her love of makeup. Even in the darkest of days, nothing put a smile on her face quite like a bright lipstick or shimmery blush.
"Affordable" health care seems to be on the minds of almost everyone in this country. There is no doubt that it is gravely needed. People are dying from poverty.
The recently renovated Poindexter Hall, located on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, earned two preservation awards by the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.
The amount of money available to a person does not change the importance of sticking to a budget during the holidays. "People from any economic group can dig themselves into a hole during the holidays if they get carried away with emotional or irrational spending," said Bobbie Shaffett, family resource management professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
To help usher in the holiday season at Mississippi State and the Golden Triangle area, the university's Lyceum Series is featuring The Irish Tenors in concert.
The Mississippi State student chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers will host live evergreen wreath workshops Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox's table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan.
It turns out there are some among us who love Thanksgiving almost as much for the leftovers as for the main meal. "I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have leftovers," laughed Miranda Stewart of Starkville. "I wake up the Friday after already anticipating the chili I'll use that turkey for."