WEEKLY COLUMN


Vacation Foods

Food tastes better on vacation. I don’t know the psychology behind that premise, but it’s true. In the days before I opened my first restaurant, […]

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The Grand Tour

Marina Mengelberg is a Dutch-born Italian tour guide who lives in the heart of Tuscany. My friend, business partner, and co-collaborator Wyatt Waters and I […]

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Hospitality

The first spiritual gifts test I took as a part of a church group came back and listed my primary spiritual gift as the gift […]

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Mac & Cheese

There were a lot of crappy foods in my childhood meal rotations— cereals with way too much sugar, cheap meats, odd sandwich combinations, and frozen […]

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Summer Weddings

We are smack dab in the middle of wedding season. The American South is a brutal place to host a wedding in the months of […]

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My Biggest Regret

Author’s Note: Portions of the following column are included in a foreword I wrote for the upcoming book, “Life Lessons for Our Grandchildren,” by Marilyn […]

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Cooking with Dad

“Dad, can we cook supper together tonight?” Are there any more beautiful words in the English language? Well, probably, but those were some pretty sweet […]

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Daddy Breakfasts

Every parent has a go-to breakfast. In our house, my wife typically makes the before-school morning meal. Most days, I was already at work while […]

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Jolly Senses

My senses are strongly connected to my memory. Something as small as a single thought can trigger a vivid recollection. But nothing brings back a […]

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