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Award-winning cookbook author Martha Foose to visit Columbus

Posted 6/22/2011 in Food

Maybe you've seen her on "Good Morning, America," or perhaps the "CBS Early Show." Or you may have read about her in Garden & Gun magazine this spring, or in any of the towering stack of glossy pages she's graced since first writing her best-selling cookbook, "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea."

The herbal factor: Elevate your cooking with herbs

Posted 6/15/2011 in Food

Dr. Lelia Kelly knows her herbs. The Mississippi State University Extension Service consumer horticulture specialist grew and sold them commercially before coming on board at MSU. When she pronounces herbs the multipurpose plants of the 21st century, it's with good reason.

Fun on the Hill: Starkville program promotes healthy eating, living for kids

Posted 6/10/2011 in Food

Some kids have never had a fruit smoothie. It may never have occurred to them to sidestep the monotony of eating fruit by tossing it in a blender with some milk or juice and drinking it. They may have assumed the smoothies at McDonald's are just a marketing gimmick to sell another cup of fruit-flavored ice cream.

Tempting Thai: Family brings Thai cuisine to the Triangle

Posted 6/1/2011 in Food

In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.

Versatile quiche: Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this dish can do it all

Posted 5/18/2011 in Food

It may be the inimitable Julia Child quiche lovers in the Golden Triangle should thank for popularizing the egg custard oven-baked pie filled with everything tempting and savory.

Berry sweet: Low in calories, high in nutrients, strawberries rule

Posted 5/11/2011 in Food

Few things taste better than a bowl filled with fresh-grown strawberries during a Southern spring and summer. Not only are they delicious and beautiful in all their red-ripened glory, but this fruit is naturally high in fiber, Vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants. But back to that taste ...

Cinco de Mayo: One cook shares her abuelita's recipes for a Mexican fiesta

Posted 5/4/2011 in Food

Supper time was happily chaotic in Patricia Wilson's childhood home in El Paso, Texas, with lively conversation -- often in Spanish -- flowing around the family table.

Eight O' May fundraiser draws barbecue fans, too

Posted 4/27/2011 in Food

"I love to cook, and I always have," said Tom Wolford of Columbus. That fortunate fact has been a big part of the Eight O' May fundraiser at St. Paul's Episcopal Church every spring for the past 15 years.

Cattlemen's Association offers to 'do the cooking,' but you can too with these recipes

Posted 4/21/2011 in Food

Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.

Tour of Kitchens: Girlchoir's annual event features kitchens of distinctive style

Posted 4/6/2011 in Food

Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.

Spring salads: April's arrival heralds fresh ingredients, awakening farmers' markets

Posted 3/30/2011 in Food

Granted, there's still a nip in the nightly air, but as April makes her entrance, the season's first produce is beginning to make its debut. Savvy shoppers in the Golden Triangle will soon be heading to farmers' markets for the freshest and most nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

Breaking ground: Young gardeners learn good prep now yields good eats later

Posted 3/23/2011 in Food

"We like this a lot better than working in the house," 11-year-old Harrison Nasekos grins, taking a break from tilling a plot of loamy, brown earth at Palmer Home for Children on Columbus' Ninth Street South Monday.

March munchie madness: Liven up tourney season with these recipes

Posted 3/16/2011 in Food

Even if your team isn't among the 68 with an invite to the Big Dance, there's no reason not to join the fray. For a Final Four fete with the whole gang over, food should be uncomplicated to eat and TV-tray friendly.

GO GREEN: Lure a little luck o' the Irish with these recipes

Posted 3/9/2011 in Food

Move over, Mardi Gras. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and you don't have to be Irish to join in the tasty festivities.

A royal idea: From king cakes to shrimp vol-au-vent, Dianna Hankey helps the good times roll

Posted 3/3/2011 in Food

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a king cake. But, there are cakes, and then there are Dianna Hankey's cakes. The British expatriate's fresh, sweet bread pastry is plump with luscious cream cheese filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, sugary icing and colorful sprinkles. And those are the "plain ones."

World cuisine: MUW international luncheons offer exotic fare, excellent training

Posted 2/23/2011 in Food

Diners with adventurous palates are enjoying a "world tour" this semester at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Three international luncheons featuring Mexican, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine are providing big benefits, too, for culinary arts students -- and showing off brand new dining facilities in Shattuck Hall on the MUW campus.

Veggie tales 'n' sales: Free workshops focus on growing your own, marketing

Posted 2/16/2011 in Food

You've thought about it, but weren't quite sure where to start. You know about the benefits -- the freshness, higher nutrient levels, the money to be saved. But growing your own vegetables was always something you might try "someday."

Sweet to eat: Ways to say, 'Be Mine, Valentine'

Posted 2/9/2011 in Food

There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.

Chill Chaser: Game Day or any day, chili hits the spot

Posted 2/2/2011 in Food

Chili. Some consider it the ultimate cold-weather fare. And in spite a recent spring teaser, Mother Nature has more winter in store, including Super Bowl Sunday, when Golden Triangle temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s by night.

Right bites: These appetizers can score big at any Super Bowl party

Posted 1/26/2011 in Food

Here it comes -- Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are deep in preparation for the NFL's big bash Feb. 6, but so are plenty of football fans who enjoy having friends and family over to enjoy the season's grand finale.

 

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