A Pesto Manifesto

The Story:   Every decade has trends that set the stage for what’s popular.  This happens in all categories: fashion, food, media, music, books, cars, etc. etc.  The early 2000’s brought us MySpace (remember that?), the start of veganism and iPods, just to name a few.  The 20-teens bring us kale, Snapchat and PokemonGo.  Read More

Everything’s coming up limencello

The Story: “I eat a hot grape from the market and the violet sweetness breaks open in my mouth.  It even smells purple.” This was a line written on a postcard by the leading character in the 2003 movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun” starring Diane Lane.  I had never heard of Frances Mayes the writerRead More

Gnocchi Dokey

The Story:  Chicken and Dumplings – the ultimate comfort food.  Most everyone I know has a family recipe and has an opinion about the best way to make dumplings.  If you are of a certain age, our mother’s and grandmother’s probably made their dumplings from scratch.  For the rest of you, that would be yourRead More

Meet Me in St. Louis

The Story: Growing up in a small southern town in the 70’s and 80’s, pizza was not something many of us had much.  Occasionally Mom would buy the Chef Boyardee Pizza kits.  Remember these? It came with a pouch of flour mixture to make the dough, a small tin can of pizza sauce, a tinRead More

St. Louis–Gateway to the Feast

Good morning everyone and welcome to November! First of all, allow me to thank you for a great kickoff to Food Flippers last month, we have big plans in the coming months and want all of you to be a part of that growth with us. Tracey is not really off this morning as sheRead More

It’s All (Red) Gravy, Big Baby!

Did you happen to view the YouTube from yesterday of the old 1970’s commercial for Alka-Seltzer with the Italian guy saying, “that’s a spicy meatball”??  I cannot remember a time EVER that I did not love meatballs and spaghetti or meatballs and nothing.  I know many of you feel the same.  You can give itRead More