Alison Roman, Author Of Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Alison Roman is known as much for her keeper recipes as her wry Instagram voice and effortless style. Her debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to bring out new flavors, and keeping boiled potatoes in your fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes). Roman's recipes set today's trends and will show up as tomorrow’s classics: vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za'atar, and garlicky walnuts. Her ingenuity will seduce seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical enough for the [...]

Ellery Adams, Author Of Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery) Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Ellery Adams Welcome to Storyton Hall, Virginia, where book lovers travel from near and far to enjoy the singular comforts of the Agatha Christie Tea Room, where they can discuss the merits of their favorite authors no matter how deadly the topic . . . With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton Hall, and breaking ground on the resort’s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the earth is dug up to start laying the spa’s foundation, something else comes to the surface—a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Julia Turner-McKinley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Julia Turner McKinley My mother started me in the kitchen at age three. I remember it so vividly, standing on the chair at the stove and making lunch for my Dad. The lessons instilled are etched forever in my DNA. Serving others, we eat with our eyes first. “Make it pretty,” and smaller details like always toast the bread when making a sandwich have become the heartbeat of who I strive to be. Fast forward a few years, after much success in the banking industry as well as property management. I still had this burning desire to go back to what I love. My [...]

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NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Thomas Cook

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Chef Thomas Cook Thomas Cook is the executive chef of Trattoria Il Mulino at Hilton Nashville Downtown, a position where he helms the culinary direction of the casual chic Italian restaurant as envisioned by the concept’s guiding executive chef, Michele Mazza. As part of the restaurant’s signature Abruzzese-inspired Italian cuisine that pairs traditional flavors with inventive dishes, Chef Cook incorporates flavors of Music City into his seasonal menus. Prior to joining Trattoria Il Mulino, Cook was executive chef since 2005 at the historic Union Station Hotel in Nashville where he established Prime 108 as an award-winning, premier fine dining restaurant with contemporary American cuisine [...]

Nathan Turner’s I Love California: Live, Eat, And Entertain The West Coast Way Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Nathan Turner Designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner’s signature recipes [...]

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NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Chef Jessica Collins

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Chef Jessica Collins Jessica developed her love of cooking at an early age. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen with her mom and grandmothers watching them and helping them prepare meals. She attended Johnson County Community College’s Culinary Arts program in 2000, and in 2004 she graduated with honors. She received Associate’s degrees in Culinary Arts and Food and Beverage Management. Upon graduation, she decided to move to Nashville TN where she has been ever since. She worked as a Pastry Supervisor at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for five years until the flood shut the hotel down. Jessica has worked [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Ryan Brewer

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Ryan Brewer Head Chef at Nashville City Club. I am originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I spent the first 25 years of my life. I began working in restaurants at the age of fifteen as a bus boy. I then moved up to a dishwasher and ultimately a cook at that same restaurant. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University in 2003 with a Bachelors in Written Communications, I moved to Chicago in the hopes of becoming a journalist or writer. But I didn’t love it. I wasn’t motivated sitting behind a desk. It wasn’t me. I always had and continued to work in [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Graeme Asch

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Graeme Asch Graeme and Corrie Asch built their home in Leiper’s Fork in 1998. One year later, they opened The Franklin Mercantile Deli in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN. They both come from large, southern families with great cooks. Graeme grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and likes his food to have more “zing”. Corrie grew up in Dickson, Tennessee and loves baking desserts and cooking “southern comfort” foods. The combination creates the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They love living in the country with their children and love being a part of Historic Downtown Franklin. Come by and see them!

WilliamsonBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Joe Harwell

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Joe Harwell Joseph Harwell is a dedicated, loyal and effective leader with more than two decades of successful experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. An excellent communicator, his leadership style is hands-on, professional and always focused on the development of his staff. But ultimately, Joseph is results oriented and holds himself and others accountable to high benchmarks of success. While in college at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Joseph began his career in the restaurant industry by tending bar at the American Legion. He moved to Nashville in 1998 to bartend at several high-end hotels. When the Rainforest Cafe opened at Opry [...]