Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

How many of you served black eyed peas on New Years Eve/Day?  It is said to be “good luck”, “good fortune” for the turn of the new year.  For New Years, it’s a tradition around here, but my mother cooked them year around when I was a...
I had the privilege

I had the privilege

The year was 1995, I was fresh out of Culinary School and needed a job.  My first job, I was hired by 212 Market Restaurant, Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Little did I know the lessons that lay ahead of me.  I just wanted to be a chef. I worked for three ladies,...
Traditions for your Spirit

Traditions for your Spirit

  In life there are certain things you do that lift your spirit.  My family, friends and I have a Thanksgiving tradition that completely makes me giggle, laugh, smile big, and it completely lifts my spirit. It’s been said, “you haven’t even been...