Category archives: Food

Look Who's Cookin': Dr. Glenn R. Mack

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick   Dr. Glenn R. Mack Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food / Northwest Arkansas Community College   Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I grew up cooking for [...]

Create: Easy-to-Make and Tasty Energy Bars

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Most of us could use more energy. Energy bars are one solution. Photography by Cindy Momchilov / Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   is a busy month. Whether you’re running in the Little Rock Marathon, running after toddlers or running around getting ready for spring break, it’s a busy time. Most of us could use more energy. Energy bars are one sol[...]

Notable: Honey Pies

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A Bit of Homemade Goodness Photography by Sara Edwards Neal  Sharon Woodson only launched her boutique business Honey Pies last fall, word has gotten around: her pies are deliciously endearing. This Northwest Arkansas native started her company, calling on know-how she gained while helping her grandmother — “a true Southern lady” — in the matriarch’s kit[...]

Here's How to Master the Perfect Hamburger Veggie Soup

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I have a confession to make: I don't know how to cook, but I can fake my way around it if I have a recipe to follow. When I found a basic hamburger vegetable soup recipe, I was able to tweak it over time into what my husband and I call the "perfect" hamburger veggie soup. The beauty with this soup is that it's so versatile. You can customize it with your [...]

Make Café Bossa Nova’s Vegetais Assada at Home!

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Since we opened our doors in 2002, Cafe' Bossa Nova has loved serving fresh, authentic Brazilian cuisine to our loyal customers. Our famous Vegetais Assada mixes some of the best Brazilian ingredients into one delicious, marinara-topped dish. Want to try your hand at our Vegetais Assada? Our talented chef, Gage Barbe, is sharing our recipe so that you can[...]

Get a Jumpstart on Spring With This Floral Martini

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Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a floral martini with all the tropical flavors? Bonefish Grill's Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini features fresh-squeezed lime juice, tropical-flavored rum, pineapple juice and coconut water -- just the right amount of warm-weather vibes to get you through the last few weeks of winter. [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Diana Bratton

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick   DIANA BRATTON Café 1217 & Taco Mama / Hot Springs Hometown: McAllen, Texas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. Where were you trained? I was formally trained at El Centro C[...]