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Fight Club for Foodies

Fight Club for Foodies

By on 28 February, 2017 in Cooking, Food, Fun, Meg Lewis with 0 Comments

The first rule of Culinary Fight Club is … have fun! Last night four area chefs faced off in a competition to see who could improvise under pressure and win over a panel of judges and a hungry crowd at Alabama’s first Culinary Fight Club event. Held at 129 Coosa, the first time event drew […]

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Spring Garlic

Spring Garlic

By on 12 May, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Every spring, I look forward to seeing the pink & purple garlic heaped in the baskets at the local grocery stores. There’s something extra good about these cloves, with their firm texture and fresh smell. Sometimes you can find the super young garlic at farmers’ markets with the greens still attached – these are fetish […]

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Oil and Vinegar: Home Cook’s Essentials

Oil and Vinegar: Home Cook’s Essentials

By on 3 February, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Natilee McGruder with 0 Comments

On my journey to a healthier me, I have recently started an elimination diet where I am cutting out known inflammatory foods such as dairy, meat, sugar, grains (rice, wheat, etc), starchy vegetables (beans and potatoes) and alcohol. It has been a challenging and eye-opening experience to keep my meals both satisfying and tasty. As […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Home Cooked Indian Food

Ringing in the New Year with Home Cooked Indian Food

By on 7 January, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Natilee McGruder with 2 Comments

As we step into 2014, many of us have pledged (as we do every year) to focus on improving our health. Generally, we resolve to change our diet and exercise habits. While I certainly don’t begrudge anyone setting a goal and working towards it, my sense is that longer lasting changes tend to be ones […]

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The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

By on 16 October, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Fall is really here! Unfortunately I have been on self imposed indoor restriction, working on resurfacing, patching and painting walls in the dining room. The dining room that I mentioned in last month’s blog post is finally, as of yesterday, ready to paint (I actually cheated and painted a bit to test the color, even […]

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Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

By on 10 September, 2012 in Cooking, Farming, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

If you’re like the average person, you may have heard about the virtues of “eating local.” You may be willing to pay a few extra cents to know that the food you’re eating (and the soil it came from) didn’t get doused in toxic pesticides. And you may simply believe (correctly) that locally-sourced food simply […]

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Surprising Fare

Surprising Fare

By on 30 July, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 3 Comments

Dinner at my house is much more likely to consist of tom kha or vegetarian tamales or even paneer tikka masala than fried chicken or barbecue. Finding ingredients for ethnic cuisine here in Montgomery can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Every couple of months we make a pilgrimage to Dekalb Farmer’s Market and […]

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Canning is Awesome. That’s All There Is To It.

By on 27 July, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

Last summer, I tried my hand at canning for the first time and I was really quite pleased with the results. I had 6 jars of homemade watermelon rind pickle, which I gave to my dad for Father’s Day. So with a successful canning attempt under my belt, I thought I would expand my repertoire […]

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Bagels: What’s the Deal?

Bagels: What’s the Deal?

By on 4 June, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Globalization has many pros and cons. On the one hand, we are enriched by exposure to other cultures and ideas. On the other, there is always the risk that indigenous practices will be wiped out as technologies and economies spread around the world, erasing customs and languages in favor of a flavorless monoculture. The South […]

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Korean Food: The Basics

Korean Food: The Basics

By on 17 January, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

It comes as a tremendous surprise to many people to learn that Montgomery is home to several excellent Korean restaurants. In fact, most people raised in the average small town, especially in Alabama, have an extremely limited vision of Asian cuisine. When I was growing up, there was one Chinese restaurant and that was it. […]

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