Forces of Faith

Forces of Faith

“There are still those who believe that God does not call women to pastor. It does not deter me from the call, though. I think I’ve changed some people’s minds.” — Alyce French Johnson, pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Meet five women who are transforming...
A Sweet Treat from Jackie Joseph

A Sweet Treat from Jackie Joseph

Summer Stone Fruit Sabayon, recipe by Jackie Joseph. Try this recipe for Summer Stone Fruit Sabayon! The demise of the hospitality industry during quarantine forced local baker Jackie Joseph to take a huge step out of her comfort zone into other realms of the...
Life is Sweet for Jackie Joseph

Life is Sweet for Jackie Joseph

Jackie Joseph, now owner of her own bakery named JJBakes & Co., struggled when she lost her job during the pandemic, but went on to win the Food Network’s competition show Best Baker in America. When this baker lost her job during the pandemic, she had to...
Sip-Worthy Drinks

Sip-Worthy Drinks

Gold Dust Woman at Barn8 Restaurant – Hermitage Farm. We’ve tried them and love them! Here are some of our top picks of cocktails and mocktails that will light up your summer days and nights. Randi Densford, beverage director at Barn8 of Hermitage Farm refers to...
Taking Bar Hospitality on the Road

Taking Bar Hospitality on the Road

Adrienne Cole, owner of Marigold Catering Company. Adrienne Cole, owner of Marigold Catering Co., is bringing the party to the people with the addition of her mobile bar, which serves craft cocktails and beverages from eye-catching tap vehicles. Why a mobile bar?...
“The Secret is the Gift in the Hands,” Part 2

“The Secret is the Gift in the Hands,” Part 2

The Bayou’s fried seafood platter includes stuffed scallops, frog legs, shrimp, cod fish, catfish, fries and coleslaw. More Black chefs share the stories behind the foods they’ve created and talk about how the culinary trailblazers in their families have influenced...