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Recipes: Soups and Stews

Home & Family: Creole Country Bouillabaisse

I had an absolutely great time taping Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel. Hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare were super nice, truly, and it was a really, really neat show. Here’s a link to the segment if you missed it. The how-to segments evoked shades of my days with Martha Stewart TV! I… Read more »

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Sippin’ on Southern Comfort

This week I was in Athens, GA taking classes at the University of Georgia Food Sciences Department.The weather today was glorious. The leaves have all changed and the colors are vibrant. It’s just chilly enough to feel like fall. Campus looks quite different. I attended UGA, but let’s put it this way, it’s been quite a… Read more »

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BIG NEWS! I’m going to be on Chopped!

Chopped I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a chef-testant on Food Network’s  cooking competition show Chopped!! The episode premiers on November 27 at 10 pm EST/9 pm CT.  I am sooo excited. It was a fantastic experience — and really, really hard! No kidding, it was one of the hardest things I’ve… Read more »

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Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Seafood Gumbo

It’s so cold in much of the country. This winter has been astonishing! It’s snowed twice in Atlanta, Georgia and we were shut down for a week. Last week I was in Birmingham, Alabama for Food Blog South and it was freezing! Even though it was cold, I had a great time listening and learning… Read more »

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Edible Communities & Corn: Taking Care of Mama

Funny how things work out in life. For those not aware I am in on deadline for my next cookbook, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey. I am in the final stretch so I am enlisting the assistance of friends and sharing recipes from books and people that I… Read more »

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