Memphis Stew: An Introduction

My name is Pamela Denney, and I like to describe myself as a reluctant foodie. For most of my adult life, I was just as happy to eat a cheese sandwich as a gourmet meal. Plus, I hated to cook. My husband, Tony, used to watch me in the kitchen window as he pulled into the driveway after work. “I’d check out how mad you looked fixing dinner,” he’d say.

Happily for all of us, my attitudes changed a few years ago when our daughter decided she was vegetarian. At the same time, I joined a CSA with Whitton Farms and rediscovered seasonal cooking; a throwback, for me, to my childhood in Maryland and the whole foods movement of the early ’70s. (I did, after all, bake bread in my dorm room). These days, I like to come home from work, pour a glass of wine, and get crazy in the kitchen.

In Memphis, we have a food scene that grows more interesting - and more delectable - every day. As a food writer, I am lucky to have a seat at the table, and so can you with our new food blog called Memphis Stew. Our goal is to have fun and learn a little something along the way from the people who love to grow, cook, and eat food in Memphis. If that includes you, please stay in touch. My e-mail is

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

Throwback Thursday: Norah Jones Shares Recipe for Gus’s Fried Chicken

Here’s a popular post on making world famous chicken at home.
2013.11.14 02:29 PM

Buttermilk Drops At Gibson's Donuts: A New Orleans Tradition

2012.04.25 10:58 PM

Five Spot Menu from Kelly English: Fun, Filling, and Delicious

Don’t miss chicken-skin BLT’s, catfish in a skillet, and $6 Tito’s Bloody Mary’s.
2015.07.01 07:14 PM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

True Hart: A Glimpse into the Family of True Vine Farm

The Harts make farming a family affair.
2015.07.10 08:00 AM

Now Sprouting Up in Germantown: New Grocery Officially Opens on Wednesday, and We Previewed It for You

Sprouts Farmers Market now open in Germantown.
2015.07.08 11:04 AM

Chubby Vegetarian Brings Pop-Up Restaurant to Iris Etc. on Saturday

Local cookbook authors and bloggers Amy Lawrence and Justin Fox Burks host the Chubby Vegetarian pop-up restaurant at Iris Etc. this weekend.
2015.07.06 09:43 PM

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags