Meredith first learned to grow her food in her family's large garden on the farm she grew up on. She has since spent much of her life seeking out adventure and culinary experiences all over the world from Southeast Asia to Europe to West Africa, but her heart and soul remain in the food scene of the American South. She learned to cook and appreciate food in her grandmother's kitchen, and that influence seeps into every dish she makes, whether it's beef bourguignon or banana bread. She is most well-known for her ability to whip up a gourmet meal on her one-burner camp stove.
Best Chili Recipe
The complex flavors of a really good beef chili make it the quintessential comfort food. As with everything though, there are some mediocre classic chili recipes and there are some knock-your-socks-off amazing chili recipes.
Irish Stew Recipe
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or your Irish heritage, learning to make Irish Stew is a rewarding endeavor. One of the ultimate comfort foods, this delicious and hearty traditional Irish stew is considered a national dish of Ireland.
Best Carving Knife
Though it may not be a knife you use every day, a carving knife is an important one to add to your knife set if you cook and eat a lot of large roasts and meats. Even if you only cook them on special occasions and holidays, a good, sharp...
Banana Bread Recipe
I’d go so far as to say that the first bite of warm slice of freshly baked banana bread is like a good hug. Am I right?! If you don’t yet have this relationship with banana bread, do yourself a favor, because can’t we all use a little more...
Best Japanese Knives
Japanese knives are desirable for so many reasons, but mainly for their hard steel and light, thin, super sharp edge. This makes them the ideal choice for slicing, dicing and more precise cutting jobs.
Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him
Men can be difficult to shop for, but you don’t have to go for the typical cheesy gift cliches. All it takes is a little thinking outside of the box to find the perfect gift for your husband or boyfriend.
How To Make Sushi
Sushi chefs often spend their entire lives perfecting the art of making sushi! But learning how to make sushi at home is actually relatively easy with the right tools and tips.
How To Grill Pork Chops
Whether it’s the summer grilling season and you need to add some variety to your weekly backyard barbecue or you want something hearty and full of flavor to pair with your winter squash, grilled pork chops are the ideal and often forgotten meat.
How To Reheat Pizza
Whether you ordered a pepperoni pizza from Domino's or brought home an arugula, prosciutto and roasted garlic pie from your local foodie haven pizzeria, you still want it to taste (almost) as good the second time around, right?
Best Meatloaf Recipe
Meatloaf has had a bit of a foodie resurgence in recent years. Professional chefs all over have taken the classic meatloaf recipe and put their own creative spins on it to make truly amazing meals.
Professional kitchens are hidden spaces filled with passion, rage, pain, euphoria, and innovation that few people ever see. There's a fire that burns within chefs, pitmasters, and line cooks as they try to keep pace with relentless demand, always pushing themselves and each other for greatness.