Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Who Else Wants to Cook Easy, Elegant Meals?

Kimberly Houston | November 21, 2009

Once upon a time, I lived on what felt like an isolated island.  I was working on a political campaign in Brunswick County, NC (another life), and my residence for that time was a charming little house on Oak Island, a few steps from the beach.  Perfectly wonderful.  Except, I didn’t really know another soul [...]

Food Bloggers versus “Real” Cooks: The Smackdown

Kimberly Houston | November 8, 2009

It started innocently enough.  I was reading the November issue of Gourmet magazine, when I came across a fascinating little item about cinnamon — did you know that when you go to the spice aisle in your local supermarket and buy  ground cinnamon, such as  McCormick’s and the like, it’s not “real” cinnamon?  Yeah, right, [...]