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Where to Eat Instead of Loveless Cafe
Loveless Cafe has been a staple of the Nashville community and what I like to call the world wide community of soul food lovers, or the WWCOFS for short. Many people know this genre of food as soul food, meat and three, southern, or even comfort food. As a native of Nashville, I have been coming to Loveless since before I was born. For a while all the hype was true, Loveless was the best place to go if you want real southern food. However, more than just management changed years ago, and it hasn't been able to restore the former quality that everyone from this town remembers. Now Loveless is busier than they ever have been and the food isn't even half as good. Now, this next piece of information isn't something to go spreading around to everyone you know visiting or living in Nashville. The reason this place is special is because there aren't herds of people being bussed in to wait 45 minutes in line for cheese grits slathered in a stack of Kraft American singles to the point you feel like you're drinking processed cheese whiz with a sprinkle of grits. You won't feel like you are inside a chain restaurant owned by Opryland. There isn't anyone trying to sell you merchandise while you are cooped up in the waiting area trying to decide whether or not you want to wait any longer for this food.
Gender, Age, and Rationing
The traditional family structure in its idealized form has the father working and earning money to support his wife and children, the wife running the home, and the children going to school and playing, blissfully innocent and carefree. In the best case scenario, the father is able to provide for his family and they benefit from his labor, but the best case scenario very rarely reflects reality. In times of war, the traditional workers and breadwinners are sent off to fight and the civilians at home must step out of their usual roles. Women take on jobs outside the home to help the war effort and to support themselves and their children. A child’s innocence is threatened by the harsh and brutal realities of war. Both have to do without the pleasures they had previously enjoyed and often suffer from outright deprivation. The experiences of civilians during the First and Second World Wars, especially in rationing and the efforts to keep them fed, illustrate how war reverses society’s roles: In peacetime, men work to support women and children while in wartime, women and children must fend for themselves.
Restaurant Chains that Are Almost Extinct
As a restaurant critic, I've been told I have an unusual fascination with restaurant chains. I love learning their stories. I love watching old restaurant chain commercials. Heck, I even love looking at old chain restaurant menus—especially from restaurants that no longer exist.
Easy to Make Crock Pot Dinners for Two
If you're like me, you will spend a large portion of your day working at an office, hours away from home. However, once night falls, it's dating time — if you are actually not about to collapse from a lack of work.
Non-Vegan Guilt: Why Is It a Thing?
It is easy to say you love animals, but how often do you show it? They're Animal Lovers Yes, puppies are cute, but are you going to jump at the chance to protest Puppy Mills? The cow pictured above is basically a big, grass-loving puppy, but most people are still going to enjoy a juicy steak this weekend.
Myths About Organic Farming
Organic food is the buzz word of the moment. It is supposed to be healthier and taste better than conventionally grown foods. Supermarkets are increasing their range of organic foods and many people are buying theirs directly from farms, box schemes, farms shops and farmers’ markets. There are a number of principles and standards that regulate how organic food is produced, covering such things as sustainability, animal welfare, additives and pesticides. Organic foods are said to have a number of benefits both for the consumer and the environment but are these claims true?
Best Coffee Makers with Grinders Built-In
I love organic coffee. Actually, I love coffee of all sorts. Caffeine is basically everything that is in my blood at this point, and much of that issue is due to my adoration of coffee. My coffee fandom, along with turning me into a pile of caffeine, has made me a person who feels best when drinking coffee.
GM Food Hazards
Genetically Modified (GM) organisms are those who have had their genetic characteristics altered by having a modified gene or had a gene from another organism inserted by a genetic engineering technique.
Best Slow Cookers for Your Kitchen
As life becomes more hectic, it gets harder to commit all your attention to the stove. Sometimes it is easier and preferred to go about your day knowing that your slow cooker is reliably taking care of business. From 7-in-1 multifunctional instant pots to wifi enhanced slow cookers, there is something for everyone. You can even use them for purposes other than cooking. The best slow cookers for your kitchen will change the way you prepare food forever.
Upon returning from Japan in 2013 I wondered what I would do next. For four years I had lived in Japan and then I found myself walking down the same streets that I had grown up on. In many ways, it was a revisitation to the beginning. The local grocery store had an opening and so I dove in. I needed a way to make money and it was a way to find my feet once again.
- Top Story - July 2017
Spend Your Summer Safe and Sound: 8 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning This Summer
The vacation season is at its peak and people try to make the most of the long sunny days, enjoying outdoor weekend escapes, pool parties, and garden barbecues. However, due to the high temperatures and the tendency to eat out more, this is also the season with the highest food poisoning risk. In order to keep having a pleasant summer time, take into consideration our useful food safety advice:
Just Grubbin Series: How to Handle a Rude Manager
**MK is part of the JG blogging team. She recently relocated from New Jersey to Colorado. Her roommate recently had a hilarious response to a rude Pizza franchise owner **