Amy Rogers http://wfae.org en And the Winner Is: Adrian Miller http://wfae.org/post/and-winner-adrian-miller <p class="p1">It’s like winning an Oscar for your first film, and food writer Adrian Miller has done it: He won a James Beard award for his first book, <i>Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.&nbsp;</i></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:11:47 +0000 Amy Rogers 52276 at http://wfae.org And the Winner Is: Adrian Miller Ruth Reichl: "A Spy In The House Of Food" http://wfae.org/post/ruth-reichl-spy-house-food <p>It’s hard to keep up with <a href="http://www.ruthreichl.com/" target="_blank">Ruth Reichl</a>. In 29 minutes by phone, the acclaimed food writer covered a lot of ground, answering my questions about what she cooks for her family, what she loves to eat in other people’s homes, the one food she despises – and her forthcoming novel, <em><a href="http://www.ruthreichl.com/books.html" target="_blank">Delicious</a>.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:37:59 +0000 Amy Rogers 47332 at http://wfae.org Ruth Reichl: "A Spy In The House Of Food" Side Dishes: A Night of Shorts At The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival http://wfae.org/post/side-dishes-night-shorts-charlotte-jewish-film-festival Fay Tenenbaum knows what you want: cake.</p><p>No one can count how many she’s baked in her 90 years, and she has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.</p><p>Now, a short film about her, titled "The Cake Lady," is coming to Charlotte. It’s part of the tenth annual <a href="http://charlottejewishfilm.com/">Charlotte Jewish Film Festival,</a> an ambitious and enjoyable series that presents dramas, comedies, and documentaries that illuminate the Jewish experience in the U.S. and around the world.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:11:19 +0000 Amy Rogers 45919 at http://wfae.org Side Dishes: A Night of Shorts At The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival Cookbooks To Celebrate Black History Month http://wfae.org/post/cookbooks-celebrate-black-history-month <p>Looking for a tasteful way to celebrate Black History Month? Look no further than the shelves of your favorite bookstore.</p><p>But with more that 1.3 million search results online, how do you find a place to start? That’s easy: Ask an expert.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:30:19 +0000 Amy Rogers 45699 at http://wfae.org Cookbooks To Celebrate Black History Month Go Nuts On World Nutella Day http://wfae.org/post/go-nuts-world-nutella-day <p>Your calendar might not show it, but <a href="http://www.nutelladay.com/">World Nutella Day</a> is this week, February 5.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:12:21 +0000 Amy Rogers 44276 at http://wfae.org Go Nuts On World Nutella Day The Friday Arts Project Will Delight – And 'Dazzle' http://wfae.org/post/friday-arts-project-will-delight-and-dazzle <p>Listen up, all you lovers of truth, goodness, and beauty. You have a rare opportunity coming up to drink deeply from a wellspring of art, culture, and culinary delights.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://dazzle.fridayartsproject.org/">“Dazzle Gradually: The Allure of Poetic Truth-Bearing”</a> is taking place January 31 – February 1 in Rock Hill, S.C. It’s the third annual gathering hosted by the <a href="http://www.fridayartsproject.org/">Friday Arts Project</a>, a group of area artists and upstarts who are steadily attracting support for the flourishing creative community in their town.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:23:04 +0000 Amy Rogers 43892 at http://wfae.org The Friday Arts Project Will Delight – And 'Dazzle' Good For What Ails You: Hot Buttered Rum http://wfae.org/post/good-what-ails-you-hot-buttered-rum Welcome to the worst part of winter. Everyone is coughing, sneezing, and wheezing. If you’ve tried every medication over the counter and under it, here’s an old school remedy that just might help.</p><p></p><p>Hot buttered rum.</p><p></p><p>Ordinarily, I’d tell you a bit about the history of the sugar and rum trades in the Americas, and explain the differences between the concoctions drunk here in Colonial times and the toddies that were popular in Europe.</p><p></p><p>But we don’t have time for that now. We need relief, and we need it fast.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:29:46 +0000 Amy Rogers 43647 at http://wfae.org Good For What Ails You: Hot Buttered Rum Spicing Things Up On 'Date Night' http://wfae.org/post/spicing-things-date-night <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baby, it’s cold outside, and there’s nothing better on a winter night than hunkering down and showing some love…to your pantry.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Yes. If you’re like most people, your pantry contain herbs and spices that have been on its shelves entirely too long. Some probably date back to a year that began with “19__.”</p><p></p><p>It’s time to fix that right up. After all, who wants to let life get stale, when there are so many ways to make it fresh?</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:07:07 +0000 Amy Rogers 43236 at http://wfae.org Spicing Things Up On 'Date Night' Happy New Year: Resolution? Revolution! http://wfae.org/post/happy-new-year-resolution-revolution <p>The year is ending and I’ve just learned something disheartening about my friends. This adventurous, outspoken, tasteful bunch of folks seem to have largely fallen victim to what I call the New Year’s Resolution and Deprivation Machine. It’s that free-floating angst, captured and codified by media, and it commands us to “Give up sweets!” “Eliminate carbs!” and “Be green!” as the calendar turns over.</p><p></p><p>A few days ago, I polled my pals online and asked them to fill in the blanks: “In 2014, I am going to enjoy eating/drinking more _______. And less _______.”</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 14:30:04 +0000 Amy Rogers 41954 at http://wfae.org Happy New Year: Resolution? Revolution! In Good Taste: Keep It Local With Holiday Food Gifts http://wfae.org/post/good-taste-keep-it-local-holiday-food-gifts <p>Tasty treats abound this time of year. So to help you with your holiday gifting, here are some suggestions for flavorful foods guaranteed to please.</p><p></p><p>New this year, <a href="http://www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com/">7<sup>th</sup> Street Public Market</a> debuts <a href="http://www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com/2013/holiday-happenings-at-the-market/">“Holidays in the City.”</a> Billed as a “market within a market,” it offers an expanded selection of seasonal items and runs through December 21st.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:47:14 +0000 Amy Rogers 40904 at http://wfae.org In Good Taste: Keep It Local With Holiday Food Gifts