Panzanella: Traditional Italian Bread Salad Recipe

For those of you inclined to ask, “What the heck is Panzanella?”, let me tell you: panzanella is a traditional Italian bread salad recipe, and the best use of fresh summer tomatoes that I know! Panzanella is one of my most favorite summertime dishes, something that I consider to be one of the most essential […]


Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions is the perfect dish to choose, when soup is on your menu, but you need a little sumpin’-sumpin’ that will stretch that lonely bowl of soup into being more of a meal. It’s also perfect to serve with a salad, if it’s too hot where you live for soup, and you’re […]


Nashville’s Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Last weekend, I attended the 5th Annual Southern Artisan Cheese Festival, in Nashville, TN. The Cheese Festival was hosted this year at Rocketown, in downtown Nashville, on 4th Avenue South. It was my first year to attend this delicious event, organized by Kathleen Cotter, of  The Bloomy Rind, a cheesemonger whose store has locations at Porter Road Butcher, at […]