Welcome to the first edition of the Sunday Food Review, a weekly post about food news, articles, fun recipes I’ve stumbled across, books and events. This is going to be an online journal to share everything I find interesting in the foodie world.
So, why Sunday? Well, Sunday is my no schedule, let life happen, live slow, reflect and read day. There’s no alarm or agenda, I’m keen to nap on the porch, wander through the bookstore, try a new recipe or just simply be.
This week I’ve been testing banana ice cream, banana cupcakes, and banana bread. Hence all of the ripe bananas lying around my kitchen studio.
The photo I chose for this post was taken while I was cleaning up the studio. A quick reminder that messiness is a sign of creativity and I’m so thankful to be able to play with food everyday.
I hope you find something that sparks your interest, makes you want to cook, a travel goal, or just simply a little inspiration for the week ahead. Thanks for coming to my little creative corner and Happy Sunday!
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A few recipes for you to try this week!
- Smoked Whitefish Dip – Lena’s Kitchen Blog
- Pulled Pork Sliders- Well Seasoned Studio
- The 10 Most Popular Recipes of July 2021- Bon Appetit
- 28 Best Potato Salad Recipes – Bon Appetit
- So much great feedback from my Basil Peach Ricotta Cake – Two Cups Flour
- 14 No-cook Recipes for Lazy Days and Nights – NY Times
World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
Have you grabbed your copy of World Travel, a compilation of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite places amongst his years of traveling? I just got my copy and can’t wait to immerse myself into his world and make a bucket list of locations.
Also take a moment to listen to the podcast episode “Remembering Anthony Bourdain with Writer Laurie Woolever”. Hosted by Radio Cherry Bombe, Laurie shares about her experience as Bourdain’s long time assistant and friend.
Everyday Entertaining by Elizabeth Van Lierde
I first met Elizabeth in the fall of 2018 at the Saveur Blog Awards in Memphis, TN. She was a finalist for the best entertaining blog and I was immediately drawn to her enthusiastic energy.
Elizabeth has just written Everyday Entertaining: 110+ Recipes for Going All Out When You’re Staying In, filled with so many wonderful recipes and stylish dinner party ideas. If you love hosting, trying creative and approachable recipes, this book is a must for your collection.
The Southern Baking Cookbook by Jenn Davis
Well, I’m definitely going to mention my first cookbook, the Southern Baking Cookbook. Its release is soon approaching for September 21, 2021. I’m so proud of this compilation of my favorite southern inspired recipes.
Amidst its pages are anecdotes of my life in the South, familiar ingredients, and tastes that remind me of home. I hope you will find a favorite amongst these attainable recipes to make and share with those you love.
If you haven’t discovered Magazine F food issues, you need to get lost in their pages immediately. The covers are basically works of art and every issue is full of foodie culture.
I haven’t ventured outside of Louisville much in 2021, which has fortunately given me the chance to really explore the local food scene. What an incredible array of options from casual bistros to fine dining, both offering thoughtful evolving menus. For the caffeine and spirit obsessed such as myself, the selection of coffee shops to cocktail joints and breweries is abundant.
I feel a Louisville food and drink guide coming in the future. But, in the meantime here are a few of my favorite spots and must-try items.
- Venture to Butchertown Bakery and try their turkey sandwich made with cucumber, green apple, and jalapeno. Don’t forget to grab a bourbon sugar cookie for dessert.
- Chik’n & Mi located in Clifton with lovely outdoor garden seating has kimchi mac and cheese, enough said. Their miso pork ramen with a little extra spice is fabulous for those quickly approaching cooler nights.
- The yucca fries and pork nacho topped plantains from La Bodeguit de Mima are my new comfort food. The eclectic flare on Cuban cuisine and atmosphere will draw you into the two story yellow palace on Market St.
- Book to Inspire Hunger and Thirst – NY Times
- How to Keep Your Produce Fresh for Weeks – NY Times
- Free Taco Bell Tacos for a Year- Delish
- How to Pair Wine with Ripe Summer Produce – Washington Post
Fav Food Products
This week I discovered ice cream storage containers at Williams Sonoma. I’ve been testing ice cream flavors every week and love that I’m not using loaf pans and plastic wrap to store my homemade creations anymore. The set of 4 mini cups with lids is perfect for taking ice cream to a friends house to share!