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My first birthday cake

Born To Love Food?

Almost 40 years ago to the day I was born as a poor black child to sharecroppers in Mississippi.  When I was 18 I found out I was white and I moved to St. Louis.  Okay so that’s obviously not true but for some reason I couldn’t resist a joke from The Jerk which as it turns out was released on my birthday in 1979.  What a hilarious movie. So anyway I just turned 40 and was talking with my family about when I was born.

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What’s The Next Course?

At the end of July I was given the chance to pursue new opportunities by my employer.  For the first time in over 16 years I found myself without the responsibility of a job and the chance at a new beginning.  It was a bittersweet feeling.  I loved my job and wasn’t looking to change at the moment but honestly I had been discussing trying some new things to take my career in a new direction and now I have the chance with a clean slate.  So now what?  Read more »


Will Write For Wine

No this is not the caption on my street corner panhandling sign.  It is the title of a fun event I recently attended for local food bloggers put on by Angela Ortmann.  Angela is a Sommelier who writes for Feast Magazine and is also known as STL Winegirl.  You can read her column and check out her monthly pairings, listen to her weekly picks Sundays at 8 PM on KTRS, hire her for an in home tasting where she’ll even cook or you can check out one of her many fun tasting events around town every month.  What ever your level of wine drinker, Angela puts on fun events and does a great job of passing on info in a way everyone can understand.   Read more »

The details of our feast!

A Feast To Remember

It has taken me awhile to sit down to write this post.  One, I’m new at this whole blog thing and haven’t disciplined myself yet at posting in a timely fashion but mainly because it has taken me some time to really process the experience I enjoyed Sunday, June 26th, 2011.   Read more »

The Lunch That Fed My Soul

A Lunch That Feeds Your Soul

Today I enjoyed one of the best lunches I have ever had.  It was a simple meal that not only filled my stomach and provided much needed energy, it also satisfied me in a way a lunch never has before.  Read more »