Podcast: Food writer Hannah Howard shares her experience working for Ken Friedman

Podcast: Food writer Hannah Howard shares her experience working for Ken Friedman

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Working for this infamous restaurateur was the worst time of her life. Hannah Howard was a college student, eager to learn the ins and outs of the restaurant industry in New York City. Being a huge fan of Ken Friedman and a lover of both food and writing, she was thrilled to bits when she got […]

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5 must have dishes in Oxford, Mississippi

5 must have dishes in Oxford, Mississippi

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When it comes to haute cuisine, Oxford, MS may not be the first place that comes to mind, but this college town has a vibrant culinary scene hiding in plain sight. Not only is it home to the Southern Foodways Alliance but it also features several James Beard award winning (John Currence) / nominated chefs and […]

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Lobstermen of Maine Talking Shells and Sustainability

Lobstermen of Maine Talking Shells and Sustainability

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Maine Lobstermen practiced sustainability before it was a buzzword. Lobster is lobster, right? Wrong. If you don’t live near a town or ocean where lobster is prevalent, and you love lobster, you are just happy to get it when you can. However, at a recent industry lobster event, attendees were educated on lobster harvesting and what […]

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Winner Winner – Chopped Show Star Chef Pop Up Dinner

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Every wondered what it would be like to have a Food Network winner prepare dinner for you? The Association of Food Bloggers got to experience dinner made in front of us by Chopped winner, Ed Harris. From the time Chef Ed Harris was young, his parents couldn’t keeping him out of the kitchen. In 2010, Chef […]

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Melissa Cookston Talks Memphis BBQ Co.

Melissa Cookston Talks Memphis BBQ Co.

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We talked with Melissa Cookston, the Winningest woman in barbecue. She’s also authored a book and has three Memphis Barbecue Co restaurants in the southeast. How did you start competing? I’d been around food / the restaurant business all my life. But because I liked barbecue I started competing in 2009. Winning the competitions lead […]

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