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1 ONE NIGHT ONLY: GLADYS KNIGHT LITTLE ROCK APRIL 3 Fans are ready for the overdue return of The Empress of Soul, the one and only Miss Gladys Knight. While she could listen as the crowd serenades her with her extension roster of classic songs, the audience is in for a treat as she continues…

Diamond Chef Competition

The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech College Celebrates 10 Years of Popular Chef Competition with A Double Elimination Culinary Challenge Donnie Ferneau Executive Chef at 1836 Club in Little Rock 2016 Diamond Chef Champion Cooking Style: “I’m classic-trained, but I definitely am Kamikaze. I grab from everything and I put them all together as one if…

Queen Sugar

A California girl, Natalie Baszile, spent more than a decade, reconnecting with her family roots in Louisiana to produce a critically acclaimed novel centered on an African American family. The novel is brought to life into millions of homes and to rave reviews, as an OWN series, Queen Sugar. Baszile speaks to her personal connection…

More Than Culinary Technique

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] he pinnacle of activity at Petit Jean typically takes place at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – an inviting place that fosters collaboration and learning. “Ideas that shape our future rarely come from lone minds” as its website states. “They take shape from the combination of diverse thought and experience. Our aim is to provide a…

An Omnivore’s Dilemma

Dining out with a vegetarian or vegan and enjoying it [dropcap]O[/dropcap] n a recent Saturday, we were invited for a casual lunch with a couple of friends. We thought, “Sure,” and asked where to meet up. As per usual, we couldn’t decide where to go, so we asked for a call back when the restaurant…

Savoring Springtime with Wines

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] n the native Kiswahili the word “safari” means “to journey.” In the native French, “sommelier” is the title bestowed upon a professionally trained wine steward. At the May fundraiser Wild Wines benefiting the Little Rock Zoo, guests will be guided along a culinary journey carefully curated by sommelier Jonathan Looney, the event’s beverage sponsor.…