May 22, 2019

"What’s for dinner, darlin’?” It’s something people ask almost every evening as they call the spouse on the commute home. At first glance, it doesn’t seem monumentally important, but in truth, it is, especially if you’re like a lot of folks and want to make dinner inviting. These days it’s hard to get the family to sit down together at the dinner table.

Lindsey Brooks Bell is a busy ad executive, wife and mother living in the Jackson area who grew tired of her weekly dinner menus. She and her hus...

May 15, 2018

If music be the food of love, play on!

-Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare

The three nouns in that sentence have laced my life over the last many weeks. And as always, with them, my life is all the richer. Music. Food. Love. What words! And what a universe unwrapped!

As we move through life, we can always use an upgrade, a refilling of the stuff that suffuses us and keeps us sane, focused and hopeful. Mine was a triple shot concoction: this dizzying exploration of food and food makers in metro Jack...

May 15, 2018

What exactly do you do as a wine broker? Tell me a bit about the wineries you represent.

As a wine broker we represent wineries all over the world. Pilar Wine Brokers – named for Ernest Hemingway’s boat – has a very strict process of representing those wineries. We seek to represent only value-oriented (not meaning cheap) wines and broaden Mississippi consumers’ access. We generally represent wineries that produce very small amounts of wine. As supply and demand dictates, these generally come at...

April 19, 2018

Mary Sydney Green, Elise Winter, Frances Morse and Jan Stewart sat down together in the early 1990s and found out they each were interested in learning more about gardening and sharing with others what they had learned. In 1991 they established the Garden Club of Jackson with other members who shared their same interest in floral and garden designs as well as landscaping. The approach to achieving that mission has only changed due to the growth of the club. In the past twenty-seven years the sam...

April 5, 2018

Local wine broker Norm Rush has created an event to satisfy all wine lovers.

Since 2006, Sante’ South has introduced select wines and gourmet foods to participants of this destination event that sells out every year. The man behind the event is local wine broker Norm Rush, whose love for wine drives him to present the event each year. But there’s a deeper reason for his passion for the event.

The event benefits Alzheimer’s Mississippi, the state advocacy group for those who have Alzheimer’s and th...

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