Whether you are reading this stuck inside during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, or just perusing for activities to do with your kids, you have come to the right place! Cooking with our kids can seem like a daunting task, but Taste Quest is all about making this fun for both kids and grownups. With play-based … Continue reading Bread Sculptures and Butter Dance!
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
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
One of my favorite things in the universe is Chinese dumplings. While these little treats can get fancy and artisan in restaurants, you can get a great result with a little practice making them at home. The best way to do this is to get a bunch of buddies to help you, or in other … Continue reading Throw a Dumpling-making Party!
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
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
Another rainy, grey day? Great! An excuse for more hot cocoa. Here's the thing: If you're wondering how to decrease the amount of white sugar consumed by your family, hot cocoa might not be the best idea. Fortunately, I've figured out some natural, sweet substitutions with lower glycemic indexes so you get the cocoa without … Continue reading More Cocoa, Less Guilt
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
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
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)