Tags archives: food

Feature: Superstitions & Sustenance

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If you and your family hail from the South, you’ve probably eaten your share of black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Day — to bring good luck and wealth throughout the year. Photograph by Cindy Momchilov   the spirit of these superstitions, we thought we’d share a few other long-held, food-based legends and old wives’ tales. Why do we eat bla[...]

Feature: Arkansas’ Abundance

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Field, Farm and Game Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   FAIR GAME Arkansas can easily be considered a haven for fishermen and hunters: There are more than 600,000 acres of lakes; nearly 10,000 miles of rivers and streams; and 3.2 million acres of public, huntable land in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns and manages [...]

Final Thought

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Given AY’s food focus this month, it seems appropriate to share a thought or two about my experiences in the food-services industry.   first real job was at a hamburger joint on Highway 79 on the southwest side of Pine Bluff: Rich’s Hamburgers No. 3. I had just turned 16. It was time to make some spending money. Among other things, that first jo[...]

Libation of the Week: Sweet Sensations

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We Tomtoms have lived in our home for nearly 20 years, thus we are well acquitted with a number of the local business owners in our neighborhood. Hank and Wiley own the liquor store near our home, and after nearly two decades and monthly visits for merlot and other items for birthday, holiday and other celebrations, we’ve gotten to know them pretty well. [...]

Midweek Nosh: A Childhood Favorite

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If you read our magazine, you already know I’m a huge fan of ice cream. I had my first spoonful as a 7-month-old infant. One taste, and I was hooked. My mom tells this story: “I was eating ice cream, and you were really eyeballing me. So I gave you a little. You just smacked you lips … and apparently you were waiting for more, because you started kicking [...]

Tuesday’s Heartbeat: Go Green!

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Like so many American women, I am always on a quest to lose or maintain my weight via diet or exercise, or the truly effective method of a healthy diet and exercise. While achieving my goal of a healthy weight — and a BMI that’s logical for a 47-year-old woman aka not anorexic in nature — is important, I am not one for starvation or crash diets. I like to[...]

Midweek Nosh: Kale & Quinoa Dip at P.F. Chang’s

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I’m a huge fan of supporting local restaurants; however, there are instances in which I enjoy a good meal served at a chain restaurant … for instance, on a Sunday after church when you were headed to brunch, but you were held up running an errand for a family member, so you miss brunch all together, and PF Chang’s is the closest place and — Bonus! — there’s [...]

Libation of the Week: Citron Lemon Drop Martini

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Libation of the Week: Citron Lemon Drop Martini … as served at Vesuvio Bistro. Vesuvio is home to the famous spaghetti chitarra, a delectable dish of egg noodle pasta tossed with shiitake mushrooms and — to customers' delight — tossed tableside in a wheel of Parmesan cheese. It’s a creamy digestible decadence dream. Barkeep Jacob provides friendly serv[...]