Exploring New Orleans with the Taste Buds…and Emily's étouffée recipe

There are still tickets to our New Orleans Cooking Class! Check it out! Last Spring my family flocked from all over the country to gather in New Orleans, the city where my Dad grew up, the fifth generation of Capos to do so. It was the first time my siblings and I had been to … Continue reading Exploring New Orleans with the Taste Buds…and Emily's étouffée recipe

A 2020 Vision for Mighty Kids

Happy New Year from Taste Quest! The year is already off to a busy start at Taste Quest Headquarters and there is a lot to get excited about, but before I get to that, I want to zoom out for a minute, as is custom at this time of year, and speak to the reasons … Continue reading A 2020 Vision for Mighty Kids

Exercising Taste Buds with YMCA Campers

By Kathryn Phillips Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of representing Taste Quest to visit The East Nashville YCAP (YMCA Community Action Programs) for some foodie fun. I came armed with our Summer Bucket List Challenge, snacks to go around, a foodie game, and TQ souvenirs—all I needed were some adventurous kiddos, and boy, … Continue reading Exercising Taste Buds with YMCA Campers

The World On Our Plate

Do you remember that part in the movie, Ratatouille, when Remi feeds his brother grapes and cheese? Amidst the spiraling fireworks of figurative flavors, Remi exclaims, “Now, imagine every great taste in the world being combined into infinite combinations, tastes no one has tried yet, discoveries to be made!” I love this. For me, Remi … Continue reading The World On Our Plate

Pesky Pesticides, and what to do about them

Several years ago, my husband and I attended a cooking class in a wealthy area on Long Island. Our guess was that the other attendees probably owned Manhattan brownstones as well as multiple vacation houses, so we felt a little out of place, to say the least. This became manifest when I asked the teacher … Continue reading Pesky Pesticides, and what to do about them

Pad Thai with a Healthy Twist

Up for an international adventure that’s healthy and scrumptious? I thought so. If you think Pad Thai is… Too difficult to make at home or Too greasy and goopy to be healthy …then it’s time to freshen your perspective. Pad Thai at home can be hugely rewarding both in flavor and nutrition. My recipe for … Continue reading Pad Thai with a Healthy Twist

5 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

Contributed by Sarah Wilson Happy New Year! We at Taste Quest hope your holidays were merry and delicious! As you tally up your 2019 resolutions at the start of this new year, I encourage you to add cooking with your kids to the list. The benefits of doing this include everything from eating more mindfully … Continue reading 5 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

Cranberry Butternut Squash Quinoa

The Holidays According to Nashville, Part 5: Meals 4 Health and Healing The holidays are a great time to include your kids in the kitchen. To help your family achieve this, throughout December we will be sharing seasonal recipes from cooks across Nashville. These are all dishes to help you celebrate, and help you include the kiddos in the fun of … Continue reading Cranberry Butternut Squash Quinoa

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

The Holidays According to Nashville, Part 4: Jilah Kalil, Founder, Cooking Up What would happen if your kids were let loose with a sweet potato, a can of beans, and a DIY chili recipe? Yumminess, that's what! The holidays are a great time to include your kids in the kitchen. To help your family achieve this, throughout December we will be sharing … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Pecan Sandies (aka German Drop Cookies)

The Holidays According to Nashville, Part 3: Jill Melton, Publisher of Edible Nashville Magazine Imagine a world in which your kids make all the Christmas Cookies...and clean up too! It can happen! To help your family achieve this vision, throughout December we will be sharing seasonal recipes from cooks across Nashville. These are all dishes to help … Continue reading Pecan Sandies (aka German Drop Cookies)