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.…

The White House Café

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] he White House Café opened in 1907 in downtown Camden by Hristos Hodjopulas, who had moved to southern Arkansas from Greece. The wedge-shaped edifice was built right next to the train tracks, a two-story structure at the end of the downtown district. Shortly thereafter, Hodjopulas sold the place to his cousin James Andritsos, who…

From Our House to Yours

Linda Fertsl is a long-time volunteer for Our House. [dropcap]T[/dropcap] hey’re two simple little trays meant for holding deviled eggs, each with eight not-so-perfect oval indentations. Because they’re made of silver metal that feels like more like cast iron than aluminum, they seem vintage, like they’ve known many family barbecues. However, the story to be…

Talking About Sex

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] alking about sex is taboo in many circles. While it may be awkward or uncomfortable for some to talk about, sex is an integral part to everyone’s health and should be easily discussed at it can affect quality of life. Defining the optimal sexual health each person should have is a difficult task given…

Final Thought

Have a favorite springtime song? A song that magically transports you to another time and place each time you hear it? The first time you heard it maybe you were with your sweetie on the way to the high school prom and it was just perfect for how giddy you were feeling. Or perhaps you…