How I almost killed Southern food

How I almost killed Southern food

It’s a relief to be wrong sometimes, like that time I predicted the death of Southern food. It’s right there on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, December 16, 1993. “This food was meant to fuel field work,” I told a reporter. “Desk workers who eat it just up and die at 55.” The Journal sent a reporter to follow me around while I reviewed restaurants. It was a moment in Nashville when few places served good traditional Southern food....

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That Thing Where You Can’t Find That One Recipe

That Thing Where You Can’t Find That One Recipe

This cookbook I wrote is dropping in e-book format on June 30, which I am ridiculously thrilled about. E-cookbooks aren’t new, but they never stop being super-cool. My iPad is so great in the kitchen, plus all the features like shopping list, nutritional analysis, etc. Electronic cookbooks are 100% okay with me.   My problem is that even without a big collection of e-cookbooks, I already have trouble remembering where a...

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Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

  Lemon dressing on asparagus is good; roasted lemon dressing is great! I ran across the photocopied recipe in my “dressing” file the day before Easter. It was like finding an Easter egg. Happy asparagus, happy spring!   Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette 2015-04-07 15:54:26 Since a fellow editor of community cookbooks shared this recipe with me, it probably came from a community cookbook. Not sure which one, so if you recognize...

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Hello, I’m Nicki

I've written about food for a living since The Silver Palate was new. Discovering a new cookbook or technique is my idea of fun. And kitchen gear--I'm helpless to resist. Like kitchen projects, the posts here are occasional and open-ended, so please subscribe. You can read more about my work at the "About Nicki" page.

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