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I grew up in a family of cookers and bakers and was taught at an early age how to cook and bake items such as cakes and cookies, how to braise meats, cook pasta, casseroles and how to create easy sauces and dressings. I was taught that if you added a little bit of this with a sprinkle of tha…

Today I am reminded of the words my mother used to say every time a disaster or new virus occurred, “this too shall pass.” Because of COVID-19, people are unable to hug or shake hands, as they practice social distancing. Many with compromised immune systems, including the elderly are staying…

While most of us are sound asleep at 2 a.m., two talented bakers are starting the bread- and dessert-making process at locally owned and operated Great Harvest Bread Company located, 2803 S. Evans St.

Greenville is home to hundreds of restaurants offering up a variety of culinary adventures to satisfy our taste buds. Sushi is at the top of many people’s food pyramid. Health enthusiasts, seafood lovers and foodies with fearsome palates seek and find sushi, made with cold rice dressed with …

Jazz is a musical style that has the ability to change the way we feel, with a hypnotic central rhythm that builds and expands from the first chord. Many people ask, “What is Jazz?” The great Louis Armstrong responded by saying “If you have to ask, you’ll never know.” This same quote graces …

There are thousands of ways to say I love you. You can say it in a different language like in French (Je t’aime), Spanish (Te amo) or say it in Mandarin Chinese (Wo ai ni). You can give gifts showing how much you love someone or share an experience like going on a date to create memories. I …

You have probably already figured out that I love to eat, but food is so much more than ingredients and flavors feeding our bellies. Sometimes we seek flavor, and other times, we seek memories. We search for a restaurant to bring us back to our past. Maybe a dish reminds you of your grandmot…

Today, many of us celebrate the magic and wonder of Christmas. We join family and friends, exchange gifts, share prayers and meals together. I am reminded how lucky I am to a roof over my head and food to eat. I have never wondered where my next meal will come from or where I’m going to slee…

If you’ve lived in Greenville long enough, you tend to know where all the best food joints are. Some are nested in strip malls or on lonely country roads, and some hug the sides of busy intersections. This leads me to my next Hot Dish destination, Abrams BBQ & Chicken at 1001 S. Memorial…

Some of my fondest holiday memories revolve around big dining room tables filled with hearty, colorful dishes including meats, salads, an array of mouthwatering sides and family and friends. This is also the time of the year when we get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of gift giving and …

Dominican cuisine is a fusion of recipes and cooking styles that have been passed down from generation to generation with flavors and recipes similar to foods found in Latin American countries with Caribbean influences.

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I love the smell and sound of breakfast, the warm waves of freshly brewed coffee and baked biscuits wafting in the air. Mix that with the songs of steaming milk, grinding coffee and sizzling bacon. It’s the divine symphony of a breakfast restaurant. Breakfast is the meal that sets the tone f…

I don’t know about you, but my life passed “busy” 15 exits ago. It seems that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. My life can get so hectic that I don’t always eat healthy. I tend to eat a lot of fast food or choose lunch and dinner options that don’t offer up eno…

Every day we have to figure out what we want to eat. Our taste buds, the weather and even our emotions help us determine what we choose to feed not only our bellies, but our souls. We often choose foods and tastes that bring back memories. I talk about this often: food and memory go hand-in-…

I moved to Greenville in 1997 and as a poor, struggling college student, my meals consisted of ramen noodles, fast food, pizzas, and bread and water. OK, so that sounds kind of harsh, but you understand the food dilemma that attaches itself to college students.

Summer is almost at its end, but that doesn’t mean you should stop eating healthy. You need to keep nourishing your body with fresh and wholesome foods that keep you fully charged and healthy during the long winter months. Let Bateeni Mediterranean Grill & Cafe at 1868 W. Arlington Blvd.…

One of my favorite summertime activities is attending cookouts. They have a myriad of tasty food from grilled meats, salads, desserts, and all the other fixings we associate with this event. One of my favorite things to serve at a cookout is seafood in any form from grilled, marinated to fried.

Wasabi 88 Asian Bistro Sushi & Bar located at 1605 E. Firetower Road in Greenville is the place to go when you’re seeking fresh and flavorful sushi and a multitude of Asian favorites. Front house manager Shawn Grazier invites customers to come and taste the sea at Wasabi 88. They offer t…

Bateeni Mediterranean Grill & Cafe at 1868 W. Arlington Blvd. in Greenville is a healthy escape for those seeking fresh and delicious food that will keep your taste buds and body fulfilled. They offer an array of authentic Mediterranean cuisine using their centuries old traditions of com…

There is nothing more beautiful than a sunrise or sunset, watching the sky come alive with energy or winding its way down for the day. And, there is nothing more beautiful than driving down 10th Street and being greeted by the bright orange Hot Light outside Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. For many,…

The Rickhouse located at 710 Red Banks Road in Greenville has been open for almost three years and offers customers a casual and trendy place to enjoy great drinks and great food. In July the business completed an expansion adding in a versatile banquet space called the Rickhouse Reserve.