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Memphis Junior Cotillion Autozone Libertyy Bowl President’s Gala Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court GPAC Donor Appreciation Holiday Party Ave Maria Wine Tastin & Art Show Memphis Open Tennis Tournament Doc 52 Wine Dinner The Science of Beer Carnival Memphis King & Queen Reception 168 Hour Project Tool Box Bash

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River Oaks Garden Club Holiday Party Swearing-In Ceremony Italian Winterfest Delta Blues Winery Label Reveal Memphis Runners Club Party Latkes and Vodka

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Fashion: Excessories Recipes: Memphis’ Most Romanitic Recipes 76 Celebrating Marriage 77 Book Review 78 4Art 79 Mix & Mingle 80 4Music

In the Spotlight: Brett Batterson Love 4Memphis: The Carpenter Art Garden Make Her Melt: An Interview with Chef Kelly English

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Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 .‫ יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשלֹום‬,‫לֹומּה‬ ָ ‫ כִ י ִב ְש‬:‫יְ הוָ ה‬-‫ ֶאל‬,‫ וְ ִה ְת ַפלְ לּו ַב ֲע ָדּה‬,‫ ֲא ֶשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָש ָמה‬,‫שלֹום ָה ִעיר‬-‫ת‬ ְ ‫ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא‬ ‫יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו‬

PSALM 23:4–6 Even though I walk through the valley of shadow death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 4

‫הלִּים‬ ִ ‫ת‬ ְּ ‫תּה‬ ָ ַ‫א‬-‫ כִּי‬   --‫אִירָ א רָ ע‬-‫ ל ֹא‬,‫בג ֵיא צַלְמָו ֶת‬ ְּ ‫אֵלְֵך‬-‫גַּם כִּי‬  ‫ד‬ ‫מדִי‬ ּ ָ ִ ‫;ע‬ ‫מּה י ְנַחֲמֻ נ ִי‬ ָ ‫ה‬ ֵ    ,‫תָּך‬ ֶ ְ ‫שע ַנ‬ ְ ׁ‫מ‬ ִ ‫בטְָך ּו‬ ְ ‫ש‬ ִ ׁ. ‫יְמֵי חַי ָּי‬-‫ כָּל‬   --‫חסֶד י ִרְ ְדּפּונ ִי‬ ֶ ָ ‫ טֹוב ו‬,‫אְַך‬  ‫;ו‬ ‫ לְאֹרֶ ְך יָמִים‬   ,‫י ְהו ָה‬-‫בבֵית‬ ְּ ‫תּי‬ ִ ‫ב‬ ְ ‫ש‬ ַ ְ ׁ ‫ו‬.

I have been thinking a lot about the 23rd Psalms as 2016 kicks off. The headlines are full of stories that make one weak in the knees. There is turmoil in the Middle East, Israel under constant threat of ruin, and Christians subject to death and slavery, while Muslims are being killed by Muslims because they don’t hold the same tenets of Islam has created a political environment built in fear. The financial markets have started the New Year with the worst beginning record in the history of this country’s financial markets. The price of oil has fallen 70%, threatening the survivability of many companies and creating a massive number of jobs cuts.

On our trip to downtown Houston, we parked our car and used Uber to navigate the streets of Houston. Our Uber drivers were from a variety of walks of life, but they all had one thing in common: they were in the midst of walking through the “valley of the shadow of death.” One driver was actually a mother of a 15-year-old that danced in the Houston Ballet company. She lived outside Houston and drove into the city daily to take her daughter to ballet practice; driving for Uber was the most efficient use of her time while in the city and she actually made money to pay for the cost of her daughter’s ballet. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, her daughter’s dance will no longer require the daily battle on behalf of her daughter. She will be on the other side of the “valley of the shadow of death.” Her struggle was overcome one day at a time. We had two drivers who had recently lost their jobs in the oil service industry. This information was shared with me by one of the frustrated drivers as he complained about the recent Uber fare cuts. I replied to him, “At least the drop in prices at the pump has reduced the cost of driving.” He quickly let me know that is was the drop in price that cost him his real job. He was driving for Uber trying to make enough money to keep from losing his house. These drivers were in the midst of walking through a much more treacherous “valley of the shadow of death.” Their journey is much more uncertain and their failure will have a much greater impact

for them and their family, but it does not change the fact that one day they will look back and hopefully be able to thank God for getting them through this difficult time. I ran into a high school friend and former work colleague in the Houston airport, and he was in the midst of very difficult time at work. The financial markets have made it difficult for many of Memphis’ bond salesmen to make the living they are accustomed to; the zero interest environment has changed their business dramatically. They have been walking through the “valley of the shadow of death” for almost eight years now, with no end in sight. Many have already left the business, while others contemplate the next step in their career; they hopefully will able to look back and see how God has guided them and provided in this difficult time. The final cost of all our journeys through the “valley of the shadow of death” is still to be determined, but it does not change the fact that one day we will look back at the battles we have been facing, and we will thank God for getting us through the valley as He prepares us for the next one. May each of us in Memphis, as we walk daily with each other, be aware that we are all walking through some form of “the valley of the shadow of death.” We are here to share those experiences as God uses each of us to help others get to the other side of their valley. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker

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This past weekend, I took my daughter to Houston, Texas, to try out for the Houston Ballet. The Houston Ballet company is known worldwide for excellence in the art of ballet. While the tryout of over 200 dancers, 13- and 14-year-olds from around the country may not be life threatening, for those competing for a shot at their dream, it may certainly feel like they were walking

into the “valley of the shadow of death.”

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MEMPHIS JUNIOR COTILLION

On the Sunday before Christmas, the Peabody Hotel was buzzing with beautiful young women of the Memphis Junior Cotillion. The girls, bedecked in elegant white evening gowns, posed for countless pictures and then, escorted by tuxedoclad young gentlemen, were presented to the adoring crowd of parents and friends. Junior Cotillion members are 12th- and 11th-grade students at Hutchison School and St. Mary’s Episcopal School or legacies of former members. This year’s charity recipient is Baptist Trinity Camp Good Grief.

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AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL

The 57th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl hosted the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kansas State Wildcats in a sold-out game, and the party began the night before with the premier black tie President’s Gala. Performing at this year’s gala - and also halftime at the game - was country music entertainer and military veteran Craig Morgan for the lively night of Liberty Bowl pre-gaming fun!

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Amanda Smith, Randy Chumley, Michelle Perez & Lana Danko

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DOC 52 WINE DINNER

A new, highly rated proprietary wine, Doc 52 was debuted recently at a wine dinner at Erling Jensen. A scrumptious four-course dinner was paired different vintages including the main course that was paired with the crown jewel for the evening, Doc 52 GIII Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 25 cases of this wine are available, and can only be acquired at Doc’s Wine, Spirits & More or Southwind Wine & Spirits. The Doc 52 wine dinner was a spectacular way to wind down from the holidays and start a new year with a favorite new vino.

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Brett Batterson IN THE SPOTLIGHT

New President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre by Sandi Butler Hughes | Photography by Karen Pulfer Focht

For as long as most of us can remember, when we go to the Orpheum to see a Broadway show or concert, Pat Halloran has been greeting us with a list of upcoming events, progress updates on building and renovations, and often a wisecrack or two for his “front-of-the-curtain speech.� As of January 4th, a new fellow is in that spotlight, and Brett Batterson is embracing life as a Memphian and the new President and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre.

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“I’m a firm believer that the arts - all the arts, but in this case, live theater - improve the quality of the life of a city. I think that happens inherently that the arts bring beauty to an often times ugly world.” – Brett Batterson When Brett’s cell phone rings, he checks the number, and quickly says, “Excuse me. This is my vet. I’ve been waiting on his call.” After a few minutes, he returns to explain the situation. His dog has an ACL injury, and couldn’t have surgery before the big move to Memphis. This call was to decide whether or not surgery was needed. It has been a whirlwind of a short few weeks since he arrived in Memphis in mid-December and officially started his new job on January 4th; a time he aptly described as “like drinking from a firehose!” Born in upstate New York and raised in Iowa, Brett is the product of a theater family. “I’m a theater person. I grew up in the theater. My mother was a promoter of Broadway shows; my parents were puppeteers; I’d always been in the theater. I started taking acting lessons when I was five.”

the fact that I’m a huge UT fan! I adopted the Vols when I met my wife in Chattanooga.” Having an impact on Memphis through the arts is an integral part of what Brett envisions, building on the foundation created by his predecessor. “Pat has done an amazing job, and he created an opportunity that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the country. Memphis is a well-known, first-run Broadway city - Pat’s created that. And then he built this building (the Halloran Centre) that’s a gorgeous place with an open canvas. I can do virtually anything we want in here, that makes sense.” Not only is he excited about the opportunity to work in live theater again, he is optimistic about the impact his work will have on the community atlarge by bringing beauty into an often-times ugly world. “I do believe that arts education is not always about training people to sing and dance. Arts education is about building better people. And if we can use the arts in a city like Memphis to build better people with our young people, that’s what I want to do.” For the Orpheum, Brett plans to implement new programming, while drawing on some of his past successes. In Chicago, he started an award-

When he went to college in Minneapolis, he knew he wanted to study theater and also make that his career, as his parents had done. He wasn’t exactly certain whether that was acting or just what specific field he would pursue, just that theater was in his blood. On his first day of college, he had a conversation with a professor who suggested that he would make more money as a set designer rather than an actor; and so it was settled he would focus on set design! For graduate school, he ventured South for the first time, and earned an MFA in set design at Tulane University in New Orleans.

winning camp for kids who experienced the loss of one or both parents, and eventually this may be integrated into the Memphis programming. The grief camp was a very personal initiative for Brett because his father passed away when he was seven years old. “I realized that it was my involvement in the theater that gave me the self-confidence to go on, it gave me the ability and the outlets to express myself, and gave me a core group of friends that supported me through the loss of my father. I won’t say that we are going to do that exact camp here in Memphis, but I’m going to look for ways to create as impactful camps or programs here in Memphis as that.”

After school, he stayed south of the Mason-Dixon Line, first working at a community theater in West Texas, then on to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. It was in Chattanooga that he planted his Southern roots when he met and married his wife Veronica, a Chattanooga native, and where his two daughters were born. In the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, Brett was working in the country music industry with the Nashville Network, further utilizing his set design skills. “I had my hand, somehow in most all of the scenery production. I worked with the Art Director to create a lot of those sets. I was in my mid-30’s, I had two daughters, and I just decided I needed to do something different.”

He also plans to create festivals in Memphis, similar in concept to ones he developed in Chicago. “It’s a great way to bring collaboration between different arts organizations, to create themed-programming that impacts the entire city or an entire community.” The Miles Davis Festival and a Billy Strayhorn Festival involved performances as well as panel discussions around the city to initiate community dialogue. “I don’t know what it will be in Memphis, and it’s not a festival like Memphis In May or anything like that, it’s a ‘festival’ meaning it’s a bunch of collaborative programs going on at different places throughout the city to bring the performing arts to those corners of the city.” As he settles into his role at one of Memphis’ favorite and well-known theater destinations, Brett expresses his abundant gratitude for his chance to lead the Orpheum Theatre. “I am so honored to be here. When I decided that I should look around for another opportunity, and I put all my checklist of things I wanted: I wanted to do Broadway, we wanted to be in the South, wanted to be in a city that I could make an impact. The fact that this job came available, that I was lucky enough and blessed enough to have been selected; the opportunity to succeed somebody like Pat Halloran who has done so much in Memphis and done so much for the Orpheum, and to have a Board of Directors like I have...it’s sounds cliche to say that I’m humbled, but I am. I’m honored.”

Brett accepted a position with the Michigan Opera Theatre. The career move took the family to Detroit...in January...in the middle of a blizzard. Veronica had never lived outside of Tennessee, so suffice it to say, the move was a bit of a shock. From Detroit, they moved to Chicago where he served as the Executive Director of the historic Auditorium Theatre. “So the last 20 years of my career - 10 years in Chicago and 10 years in Detroit - I presented mostly dance and mostly opera. So, as I’m looking at my last job, I’m in Chicago, I love where I worked, I love the city of Chicago - it’s a great city, but I’m reaching that age where I have one more job in me that I can devote 15 years or so to, and I want to be back in the theater. I love opera; I love dance; but I’m passionate about the theater,” Brett said, smiling, and he began to explore his options. ”And so I started looking for the opportunity to be in a city where I can have a major impact on the cultural life of the city. Take a theater that did Broadway already or some type of theater but Broadway most commonly and expand upon that, and I wanted to be back in the state of Tennessee or somewhere that felt like home,” he said, also noting our weather and getting back at least two hours of his life each day because of his long Chicago commute. “Plus 36 / 4Memphis

As for Brett’s first “front-of-the-curtain speech” at the Orpheum, he noted that he does not wear a pocket-square as did his predecessor...but he does almost always wear cowboy boots. He and Veronica have started a list of places to eat and visit, noting highlights such as Graceland, Sun Studios, and STAX, and for now, the dog doesn’t need surgery. Welcome to Memphis, Brett!


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THE SCIENCE OF BEER

All varieties and flavors of beer were sipped and swigged from local pros and home brewers at the 2016 Science of Beer tasting. The science behind the favorite brews were explored and, of course, also enjoyed through activities, mini-lectures, and talking with the brewing experts. Science experiments have never been so fun than at this annual event!

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168 HOUR PROJECT

A Memphis modern dance company, Racine + Southern Dance Exchange experimented with creative time constraints based with collaborative efforts during The 168 Hour Project. Local dancers, choreographers, musicians, and visual artists created new work in seven days with a prompt provided at the start of the week - 168 hours before the performance. Congratulations to the Racine + Southern troupe and presenting this innovative production to start the new year.

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SWEARIN G-IN CEREMONY

New Year’s Day ushered in a new administration with the Swearing-In Ceremony for Mayor Jim Strickland, new and returning City Council Members, and City Court Clerk Kay Robilio. Congratulations to all who faithfully and diligently serve the City of Memphis.

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HEARTS ACROSS BINGHAMPTON By Sandi Butler Hughes | Photography by Karen Pulfer Focht

The wooden yard hearts are just a tangible expression of the love being spread throughout Binghampton. Behind the hearts are kids, community, and creativity at the Carpenter Art Garden, a place spreading love for the hearts, in the heart of the Binghampton neighborhood. As school ends at Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle, streams of children wander across Carpenter Street to the Purple House, the primary hub for the Carpenter Art Garden (CAG). On one of the poorest and bleakest blocks in Memphis, it is a brightly hued beacon for neighborhood kids. Feeding these kids, body and spirit is part of their program, and on this cold January afternoon, a line forms down the sidewalk to pick up the boxed meal. Some dig into their burrito and milk right away, and others tuck it into their backpack for later. Inside the CAG’s Purple House, volunteers help students with homework, while other kids congregate at the outside picnic tables to paint wooden yard hearts. “The hearts are a way for the children to express their love for their community. We spread out all over the neighborhood, and children go door-todoor telling their neighbors ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ and asking them if they would like a heart in their yard. It’s a great community builder,” explains Erin Harris, Founder of CAG. “Children see their artwork around the neighborhood, and we now have requests from neighbors, who haven’t gotten one yet that they want ‘one of those hearts!’ It’s a way to bring the community together, and to let the kids be an instigator for that.”

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The plywood hearts are cut out by Richard “Mr. Ricky” Carr, a Binghampton resident whose grandson, Donte Davis participates at the Art Garden. Ironically, it was Donte who created a particular heart that has spread to yards well beyond Binghampton: the Grizzlies Art Heart. Being a Grizz fan has turned into a little cottage business for Donte, with several hundred of the Grizz-themed hearts having been sold since he painted the first one in 2013. With his own heart for giving, Donte donates a part of his sales back to the Art Garden while earning some money for himself. At the Art Garden, the neighborhood children can have regular access to make art, since those classes are no longer offered in their schools. “Every child needs that creative outlet. It allows them to express themselves, make decisions, and with the Art Garden, it’s a way for them to come together and build better relationships and new friendships,” Erin said. Now, the CAG has found a way to use that creativity for the older kids, and is also a way for them to learn a vocation at a newly launched apprenticeship program. Directly across the street from the Purple House, a vacant house was acquired and renovation is almost complete for the expanded vocational programming. Training to be offered to the kids are bicycle maintenance and repair, sewing, furniture restoration and repair, and baking. Erin and Megan Banaszek, Director of Programs and Community Outreach at CAG, are working with several area businesses to first teach, then hire the children who

complete the apprentice program. Businesses on Broad Street have been very supportive including Victory Bicycle, Muddy’s Bake Shop, Bingham & Broad, and also Sew Memphis in Overton Square. These small business owners will share their resources and expertise to teach kids these skills, and ultimately hire them part-time to work in their stores once the required training hours have been completed. It is a way - a creative, community way - for Binghampton kids to learn and create their best futures. Gardening is another way that the CAG is growing, literally and figuratively, on Carpenter Street. Two lots, just down the block from the houses, have been transformed into community gardens. The plots are a learning tool plus they provide muchneeded fresh vegetables to the Art Garden kids and their families. This summer, the garden bounty will be sold throughout the neighborhood for a nominal cost, and is another way for the kids to develop community. Erin noted the impact they are having in Binghampton, “I think the Art Garden being here has allowed a lot of positive change to occur on Carpenter Street. It’s a different street than it was in 2012.” Making a difference, one heart at a time. The Carpenter Art Garden is always in need of volunteers. If you would like to donate your time, buy a heart for your yard, or make a monetary contribution, email megan@bdcmemphis.org or visit CarpenterArtGarden.com.


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plastic tube, called a catheter, is then passed through the vein up to the leaking valves, usually found in the groin. Through the catheter, the laser is passed. The laser is activated and slowly pulled out of the vein, closing it down so it will no longer leak. This procedur lasts less than an hour, other than the pinches from the local anesthetic, is relatively painless. After the procedure, patients can walk right out of the office. They wear a support stocking for at least two weeks and follow up in a week. If symptoms are not relieved with conservative medical treatment, most insurance plans cover the endovenous laser treatment.

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ITA L IAN W IN TE RFE ST

The 6th Annual Italian Winterfest benefit featured fine Italian cuisine and signature dishes from a number of fine Memphis restaurants including Lucchesi’s Ravioli and Pasta Shop, Central BBQ, and The Italian Rebel. Traditional Italian tableside music was performed by legendary Italian-Memphian Tony Barrasso, and later in the evening DJ Michael Spano was spinning tunes that filled the dance floor. A little bit of Italian fun to warm up a cold January Sunday night!

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Make Her Melt An Interview with Newly-Engaged Chef Kelly English By Stephanie Beliles | photography by Eric Delbridge

Chef Kelly English is no stranger to a romantic meal. As Executive Chef and Owner of Restaurant Iris and The Second Line here in Memphis, TN (as well as the Executive Chef, Magnolia House, Biloxi, MS), Kelly has hosted dozens of engagements. He is notorious for his hospitality, a unique juxtaposition due to all of the accolades he has received as a fine dining chef. In 2009, Food and Wine magazine awarded him “Best New Chef.” That year, he also was recognized as a prestigious James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast. He has appeared on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and earned the Memphis Restaurant Association’s “Restaurateur of the Year” award. In February 2012, English was named Memphis’ “Prince of Pork” in the national Cochon555 competition, which landed him a seat at the 2012 Aspen Food & Wine Festival. However, Kelly English won his biggest prize in 2015: his now fiancé, Jade Wilkie. So how does a chef famous for romantic dining woo his woman? He cooks for her. “I actually met Jade at the Second Line. She was eating there,” notes Kelly as he recalls that first encounter. In a move that would enthrall any food lover, Kelly cooked for Jade for their first date. And it was not with simply one dish that he shot as his big gun: “She actually sat at the bar at Iris and I brought her course after course.” Several months later, Kelly wisked her away to his favorite food town, New Orleans, and took her to his favorite dining spots. As soon as they got back to Memphis, he popped the question with his grandmother’s diamond, and now Jade can look forward to many years of some pretty extraordinary meals.

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Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, and Kelly is excited to cozy up with his soon-to-be bride for a romantic brunch. Kelly is a lover of all food, but he recommends an omelette for two. “This dish is something that is filling but not too heavy and can be easily shared.” “Any trick to making good food is to love what you’re cooking and who you are making it for,” remarks Kelly. However, he does note that some home chefs have a couple mistakes they make in the kitchen. For one, Kelly feels that people under season their food. Salt is given a bad rap in the world of healthcare coverage; however, unless you are explicitly told by your doctor not to use salt on your food, then season with it generously. Another issue several novice cooks run into is not using a properly heated pan. “Don’t be scared of a really hot pan, especially for an omelette.” Kelly is a purist: he does not add milk or cheese to his egg base. Swirling the egg around his skillet, he leaves some liquid egg in the center when he starts adding his filling, laughingly adding that he “sometimes has a tendency to overstuff, and that’s the glutton in me, not the chef.” Cooking for the one you love is a time-old show of adoration. Kelly explains that there is a literal tie between food and companionship. “If you break down the word ‘companion’, it means in Latin ‘those who we break bread with.’ So even the word ‘companion,’ whether it be friend or significant other, comes from food.” That will make everyone swoon, and maybe a little bit hungry.


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Most Romantic Recipes photography by Eric Delbridge Dr. Alan Wolfelt has famously said, “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” We could not agree more. Cooking and creating with your partner is a sensual and creative activity that is sure to delight any couple on Valentine’s Day! Hit the kitchen with your cutie and scratch up one of these fabulously romantic dishes from Memphis’ date night dining experts.

KELLY ENGLISH

Shrimp & Mushroom Omelette with Goat Cheese 3 Eggs, whisked and seasoned with salt 2 Tbl Butter, unsalted 5 Jumbo gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 fistfuls Fresh mushrooms (your favorite kind) 2 oz Goat cheese Salt to taste Pepper to taste

Sauté the mushrooms, get a skillet hot, and throw half of the butter in it and then cook the mushrooms until there is some color on them (they should sizzle and you should be worried for a split second that the pan is too hot- it isn’t). Season with salt and pepper and remove the mushrooms, and put to the side. Turn down the heat and throw shrimp in to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook them until they have taken in some color and are just cooked throughout. Remove and put to the side. Bring out your nonstick pan and get it super hot. Throw the remaining butter in and swirl all over. Make sure you have a rubber spatula there with you. Pour in the beaten eggs and immediately stir and scrape the eggs from the sides as if you are scrambling them. When it is about 60% cooked, pull from the heat and flatten out the cooked eggs, letting the liquid remaining eggs fill in the gaps. Fill with the shrimp, mushrooms and goats cheese. Put in herbs if you’d like. Fold or gently roll the omelette and put it on a plate. Make a salad of fruit, vegetables, or greens to serve with it. Split it with someone you care about.

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“With Valentines landing on a Sunday this year, think I might surprise my Valentine with this as part of brunch.” – Chef Bri at Salud!

OWEN BRENNAN’S

Grilled Filet with Poached Lobster Tail and Banana Foster For the Filet’s Port Wine Demi ¼ bottle Port Wine 1 Bay leaf 1 Shallot, diced 3 sprigs Fresh thyme ¼ C Carrot, diced 3 sprigs Fresh oregano ¼ C Celery, diced ½ tsp Whole Black Peppercorns 1 Garlic clove, diced 1 qt Veal stock

2 tsp Arrowroot Water, as needed Salt and pepper, to taste

Place wine, vegetables, herbs, and spices (excluding salt and pepper) in a pot. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, and reduce to ¼ original volume. Add stock and reduce to ½ volume. Make a slurry from water and arrowroot. Bring back to a boil and add slurry as needed to reach a syrup consistency. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Add salt and pepper to taste. If sauce needs it add juice of one lemon. Place seasoned filet on a preheated 500 degree grill. Cook for 5 minutes, and then rotate the filet 90 degrees to create waffled grill marks. Cook an additional 4 minutes and flip the steak. Cook to desired temperature. For the Foster Sauce 1 lb Brown sugar ¼ lb Butter

1 C Half and half ½ C Dark rum

½ C Banana liquor

Melt sugar and butter together over medium heat and cook for 30 minutes. Add the half and half, cook 5 minutes more. Turn off heat and add both liquors. Whisk thoroughly. For the Banana Foster Place ½ cup Foster sauce in a sauté pan with 1 banana (quartered). Cook for 4 minutes turning the bananas half way thru the process. Transfer to serving bowl. Place a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center of the dish with the caramelized bananas surrounding. Garnish with ground cinnamon. To flambé, place 1 oz. 151 rum around the edge of the serving bowl and light on fire. Add the cinnamon as the flame is burning. For the Butter Poached Lobster Tail Prep the lobster tail by cutting the shell down the spine to the fin using kitchen shears. At the fin, cut a notch on each side of the original cut to make a T. Crack the shell in

half lengthwise to expose the tail meat and gently pull away from the shell. Under cold water, rinse the tail meat and remove the GI tract. Submerse the prepped lobster tail in warm butter (135 degrees) and poach for approximately 6-8 minutes until the meat is tender. Remove from poaching butter and lay the tail meat over the empty shell for presentation. 66 / 4Memphis

SALUD! COOKING SCHOOL AT WHOLE FOODS ON POPLAR

Strawberry Almond Coffee Cake Nonstick cooking spray 2 Tbl plus 1 C Whole wheat pastry flour, divided ¼ C Light brown sugar 2 Tbl Butter, cut into small pieces ½ tsp Cinnamon ¼ tsp Cardamom ½ C All-purpose flour ¼ C Sugar 2 tsp Baking powder

½ tsp Baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 C Nonfat plain yogurt (or strawberry yogurt) 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Eggs 2 C Fresh or frozen, thawed and drained strawberries, divided 1/3C Almonds, sliced

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; set aside. Put 2 tablespoons of the whole wheat pastry flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium bowl and mix together with a fork or your fingers until well combined and mixture is in large clumps; set streusel aside. Put remaining 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, vanilla and eggs then pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined. Gently fold in 1 cup of the blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle reserved streusel over the top. Scatter remaining 1 cup strawberries over the streusel then top with almonds and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Once cooled, loosen edges of cake and transfer to a plate. Cut into slices and serve.


“The adult root beer float is great for mom and dad, and s’mores are perfect for kids who get to join in on your date night.” – Shawn Danko , Owner

NAPA CAFÉ

KOOKY CANUK

Chocolate Pate Ingredients 18 oz Semisweet chocolate 1 oz Butter 12 Eggs

Adult Root Beer Floats and S’mores ¾ C Heavy cream 2 Tbl Sour cream 1 ½ oz Sugar

Spray a small loaf pan with pan spray and line with plastic wrap. Melt butter and chocolate over a double broiler, and cool slightly. Separate the eggs, keeping all of the yolks and 3 of the whites. Beat the yolks with a third of the sugar until it becomes a pale yellow and forms ribbons. Mix the yolk mixture with the chocolate mixture and combine well. In a clean bowl, whip the egg whites with half of the remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Combine whites with the chocolate mixture. Whip heavy cream with the remaining sugar and sour cream, then mix with the chocolate mixture. Pour into the loaf pan and let it freeze overnight. Slice and enjoy!

For the Floats: 1 pint Vanilla bean ice cream 2 12 oz Bottles of “Not Your Father’s” Root Beer Scoop 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream into your frosty mug. Add enough adult root beer to fill the mug. If desired, top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Serve immediately. For the S’mores: 8 Marshmallows 8 Graham crackers

2 Milk chocolate bars

Roast two large marshmallows slowly over hot coals from a bonfire, or a sterno if you want to stay indoors, until golden brown. Place half a milk chocolate bar on the graham cracker and then put the roasted marshmallows in the middle. Top with the other graham cracker half. Personalize with peanut butter, flavored marshmallows, different types of cookies or crackers or some different types of chocolate.

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ERLING JENSEN

Seared Scallops with Tomato-Beet Water 4 Diver scallops 2 lb Heirloom tomatoes 1 Beet 8 oz Artichoke hearts 1 Fennel bulb with fronds

2 Large parsnips 8 oz Heavy cream 3 Garlic cloves 1 oz Xanthan gum

For the tomato-beet water: start a few hours ahead or the night before. Core the tomatoes and shred half of the beet with a cheese grater. Puree both in a food processer and pour into a strainer lined with cheese cloth over a bowl. Allow to drip until all liquid has collected in bowl, around 4+ hours. Gradually add a pinch of Xanthan gum while blending liquid until thickened to desired consistency. For the parsnip puree: peel and dice the parsnips and mince or press the garlic. Simmer the diced parsnips with the garlic in the heavy cream for around 2 hours or until soft. Process or blend until smooth. For the artichoke/fennel hash: Shave the cored fennel with a mandoline or very sharp knife. Quarter the artichoke hearts and sear them over high heat until browned, then add fennel. Cook for another minute set hash aside. Clean and dry scallops and sear on both sides. Do not overcook. They should not be tough. Spoon tomato water onto plate or bowl followed by dollops of parsnip puree. Press artichoke hash into a tight nest a place below the scallop. Garnish with begonia blooms, fennel fronds and other edible flowers.

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ITTA BENA

“Lady & the Tramp” Spaghetti & Meatballs For the meat balls ½ lb ground beef ¼ lb ground veal ¼ lb ground pork 1 cloves garlic, minced 1 Egg ½ C Freshly grated Romano cheese

1 Tbl Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 C Panko bread crumbles 1 C Water, lukewarm 1 C Olive oil

Combine beef, veal, and pork in a large bowl. Add garlic, egg, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Blend bread crumbs into meat mixture. Slowly add the water. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. Shape into meatballs. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs in batches. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp, remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel. For the sauce 2 cans Stewed tomatoes 1 can Tomato paste 4 Tbl Fresh parsley, chopped 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 tsp Oregano, dried

¼ C Fresh basil, chopped 6 Tbl Olive oil 1/3 C Onion, finely diced ½ C White wine Salt and pepper

In a food processor, place tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped parsley, chopped and basil. Blend until smooth. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Deglaze with white wine. Add the blended tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over your choice of pasta. Drizzle dish with truffle oil and garnish with shaved parmigiano reggiano for a special touch.


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Advice by Making Marriage Makes Sense’s Relationship Expert, Andy Savage Nobody wants a boring marriage. Don’t let it happen to you. Here are 4 signs your marriage is headed for boring...

require time, intentional effort, energy and attention.

1. Conflict Avoidance. Couples who dodge the tough stuff never get over the hill to the good stuff. Keeping the peace is an illusion, respectfully work through conflict.

3. Forgetting your manners. “Please” and “Thank you” are simple gestures to communicate honor and respect. When good manners vanish the environment is perfect to criticize, belittle and demean your spouse.

2. Busyness. Busy couples are on a predictable road of feeling more like roommates than lovers. Great marriages

4. Lack of affection. What happened to holding hands, sitting close, kissing your spouse before work and before

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you go to sleep at night and a little passion in the bedroom? Healthy affection has a way of squashing distance, disinterest and resentment.

If one or more of these signs are true in your relationship, push pause, have a respectful conversation and agree that boring is NEVER ok for the two of you! If your marriage is boring, bruised or broken, find help at memphismarriages.org.


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A HEAD FUL L OF G H OSTS By Paul Tremblay

Reviewed by Kevin Dean, Executive Director, Literacy Mid-South If you’ve ever read a Stephen King novel, you know that the author is a much better storyteller than he is a writer. King is no James Joyce, but he is able to frame our worst fears into relatable, frightening storytelling. The first time I read The Shining, I had to put the book down numerous times because I was so unsettled. In rereading the book several years later, I was reminded that the book is a masterpiece of psychological terror but mediocre in use of language. The same can be said for A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. After The Shining, this is only the second horror book that ever forced me to take breaks. The story sounds similar to those awful Paranormal Activity movies, but I can testify that this book is far superior. Told from the perspective of the youngest daughter of a family supposedly victimized by demon possession, the book alternates between flashbacks and fictionalized blog posts to tell the story. When Marjorie Barrett begins to display symptoms of demon possession, her parents turn to their Catholic priest. At the same time, they are courted for a reality television show, and they prematurely accept to help pay for the medical costs of Marjorie’s possible possession. Without giving away too much, there is a particular scene in the book involving a blanket and a cardboard playhouse that gave me nightmares for days. No Paranormal Activity movie could ever give me the lingering chills of that particular scene. The author leaves the question of Marjorie’s possession ambiguous, providing as much evidence of mental illness as actual possession. The ambiguity and the author’s ability to move away from expected outcomes is laudable, and the same tropes that normally seem redundant are turned on their head. The author even uses the blog posts as a way to pay homage to the entire “demon possession” genre. It’s very meta. Instead of ignoring similarities in other creative works like The Exorcist, the author revels in it, all while skewering the exploitative reality television business. Like King, Tremblay is a better storyteller than author, and at times his writing even seems sloppy. The words and sentences can occasionally be choppy and uneven, but perhaps this is intentional. On the whole, though, A Head Full of Ghosts is a frightening, smart story that will redefine the cliched stories of demon possession that are haunting our local movie theaters. This book is proof that the written word is far scarier than cheap cinematic thrills. Be sure to have your sleeping pills ready before jumping into this book.

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4art “B. B. King’s Farewell Blues” by David Lynch davidlynchart.com

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The Moss Dinner was held recently in the Schilling Gallery of the Brooks Museum to honor Moss Society members. They enjoyed a seated dinner and entertainment from IRIS Orchestra and Ballet Memphis Junior Company. The Morrie A. Moss Society is comprised of individuals who are exceptionally committed to the vision and the legacy of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Moss Society members provide vital financial support to the dynamic work of the Brooks, and since 1990, members have given their resources in support of the Brooks Museum’s mission. Society members set an example for others through their generosity and museum involvement.

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Orange Theory Fitness opened the 300th national location in Lakeland on Thursday, October 29th. Owner, Nancy Rose, along with her husband Jeff, daughter Kaitlyn, and son Kyle are dedicated to giving the “ Best one-hour work out in the Country” based on science target heart rate zones. Orange Theory is located at 2961 Canada Rd, Suite 111, Lakeland, Tennessee.

On January 8, Memphians gathered at Eclectic Eye’s Midtown Memphis store for the opening night of Jennifer Balink’s latest art series, “The Blues.” The series features Memphis vignettes printed in Cyanotype and will be at Eclectic Eye and available for purchase until February 24, 2016.

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TREZEVANT MANOR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION On Wednesday, December 16, residents and friends of Trezevant celebrated the holidays at the retirement community’s annual Christmas celebration. Guests were treated to a cocktail hour, dinner and live entertainment from Memphisbased musical duo, Payne and Anderson. Trezevant is a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Memphis, and has recently undergone a $120 million renovation and expansion project. For more information on Trezevant, call 901.515.2800 or visit www.trezevantmanor.org

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PARAGON BANK FOOD DRIVE During the month of November, Paragon Bank partnered with Memphis-area high school students to collect donations for the Mid-South Food Bank. Donations were collected in all four of Paragon’s offices located in Germantown and East Memphis. This year, Paragon collected $8,000 in monetary donations, which is equivalent to 24,000 meals donated to families in need throughout the Mid-South.

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