1 Year of Pantry Raid + 12th South Food & Arts Festival

Can you believe we have been playing Pantry Raid together for almost an entire year? In mid September, we we will have been making more food and less waste with what we already have on hand every Monday for 52 weeks straight. Let’s celebrate, shall we?


On September 17 at the 12th South Farmers Market Food and Arts Festival, I will be hosting a round of Pantry Raid LIVE! Several local chefs will be doing cooking demos using only what they have lying around in their home kitchens and ingredients from the market. I’m the MC and I’ll be sharing the chefs’ ingredients, cooking tips/tricks, and final dishes via social media. If you’re not in Nashville or can’t make it to the market, follow along at @12southfarmersmarket . If you are at the market and want to make one of the dishes from the demos, you’ll find them all on my website after the event.

Three chances to Pie Class

It’s time to get a ticket to my annual pie baking class! Once again my co-teacher is my friend, editor and fellow pie fanatic Keia Mastrianni, owner and baker at Milk Glass Pie. For the first time ever, we are not only teaching one class, but three.

  1. The first class is on November 9 from 1-3pm in East Nashville near Cornelia Fort Airpark. Tickets are $45. If you’re a little short on time or money, this class is for you. Keia and I will do a pie demo and answer all your questions about pie while you eat a slice, then you’ll make pie dough to take home. We’ll email you some of our favorite recipes and notes about everything we talked about in class. 11 tickets are available + two scholarship tickets. If you would like to apply for a scholarship ticket, please email keiaishungry[at]gmail.com with a short note about you and why you’d like to attend the class.

  2. The second class is on November 10 from 10am-1pm at beautiful Bloomsbury Farm. Tickets are $125 and it’s a little bit more of an immersive workshop. We’ll make mini pies, bake them off and eat them with a full brunch and a drink or two, make pie dough to take home and send you on your way with little goodie bags.

  3. The third class is on November 10 from 3pm-6pm at beautiful Bloomsbury Farm. It’s exactly the same as the second class, only we’ll eat dinner together instead of brunch.


YOU GUYS! I bothered the organizer of Creative Mornings Nashville about speaking at Creative Mornings enough that he remembered to ask me if I wanted to speak after the other speaker for this month cancelled! No shame.


On Monday, July 22, free tickets will be available through the CM website for the talk on Friday, July 26. Please grab one ASAP- I’m told they go quickly! I will be speaking about ENDINGS and y’all know I’ve had my share of those in the last year and a half.

Eat your way through East Nashville with me!

Join me every Friday (except June 28!) on a Walk Eat Nashville restaurant tour through East Nashville. We’ll go to five local restaurants, walk about a mile and a half, eat my favorite dish in all of Nashville, see some beautiful architecture, meet some chefs and talk about the history of the neighborhood from 1895 to present. Oh, and I’ll take your photo in front of any mural you fancy.

Walk Eat Nashville has been written up in The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, and was named one of the top 15 food tours by U.S. News and World Report in 2018.

Click here to book tickets.

05/30 Native Magazine Show & Tell Panel

Literally show & tell, just like in elementary school! Only I’m bringing one thing that represents my work and one thing that represents who I am outside of work.


Come see me speak on a panel about creative work with Native Magazine on Thursday, May 30 at Sump Coffee in One C1ty on the West side. There will be free food/drinks from me, Kindred, Sump and Cathead Distillery. Doors open at 6, discussion begins at 6:45.

I will probably go to Pastaria afterward!