Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville Special: The Bobby and The SFB

I’ve found a new favorite spot downtown –  the Café at the Bobby Hotel. At noon, you might enjoy a pretty salad or quiche with a girlfriend. Later in the day, you’ll want a sparkling Rosé and a cheese plate. There’s a stunning rooftop bar that I’ve only visited on a quiet afternoon, but I understand it’s quite a scene at night. All the while, …

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November 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Thanksgiving Special: American Cake

Anne Byrn and I were talking about Hummingbird cake, Red Velvet cake, and that famous Carrot cake from the Silver Palate cookbook as we noshed on a scone.  “Holidays preserve what the everyday loses,” she suggested.  More frighteningly:  “Cakes wouldn’t even be around except for the holidays.”  “Happy Holidays” has a whole new meaning for me! Sharing a scone at Dozen Bakery in Nashville is …

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