Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.
Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.
Sure, Nashville has earned its rep as Music City. Where else can you kick back and enjoy a family-friendly show like the Full Moon Pickin' Party, featuring country headliners plus bluegrass and roots artists in a public park under a full moon?
Every month or so I look forward to receiving the "events publication" from the James Beard House in New York City. A read of the menus to be cooked by myriad chefs from all over the country provides an "instagram" sweep of America's culinary landscape.
Riesling is one of the world's most misunderstood and most versatile grapes, but it is often the sommelier's favorite grape because it's so flexible with food and can act as a parachute for food-pairings.