Chef's Corner


Summer Bean Panzanella

June 30, 2014 Forage South

It's getting hot outside so here's a light recipe that's easy to prepare, quick, and tasty. Panzanella is one of my all time favorite summer dishes mainly due to all the beautiful ingredients that are in season.  Based off of a classical Tuscan bread salad, I've thrown in some cannellini beans and some grilled summer vegetables for a nice smoky flavor.  Whether you're a stovetop warrior or have recently discovered your newfound love for cooking, this is a great addition to your pantry! - Chef Frohne   Summer Bean Panzanella Ingredients: 5 cups of torn pugliese or French baguette bread (Preferably...


Slow Food Supper with Holly Williams

April 14, 2013 Forage South

Slow Food Supper with Holly Williams

We had a blast this past week with all the events we participated in,  along with the new friendships we made along the way.  We would like to thank the Brooklyn Brewery crew, our team at Mason's, Peter Nappi Studio,  and Holly Williams for collaborating to make this dinner come to life.  A big thanks to Ron Manville for capturing the event! - Chef Frohne 


The World's Most Worst Day In The Kitchen

July 07, 2012 Forage South

The World's Most Worst Day In The Kitchen

Ever had one of those days in the kitchen where nothing seemed to go quite right?  All odds were against you?  No matter what you did to persevere the problems just kept piling and piling.  Well, today was one of those days. There I stood on a busy Friday night on expo station.  It was roughly 7:00 pm and dinner rush had just began.   Hungry patrons were flocking to our restaurant to try our new menu items.  I was particularly excited about the Foie Gras French Toast amuse we were featuring on the menu.  Apparently our diners tonight felt the same as we were nearly sold out in the first hour of service. ...


The Hyper Local Food Movement

June 13, 2012 Forage South

The Hyper Local Food Movement

“Going local” is one of the biggest trends in the food world this year with many consumers showing concern for where their food is from and how it is being produced. Fortunately for those of us here in Nashville, our area is surrounded by a bounty of farmers who utilize sustainable and biodynamic farming methods to raise the food that ultimately ends up on our tables. At a time when a bag of vegetables lists 17 different ingredients and food practically never expires, the public has grown worried about what it really is that they’re feeding their families for dinner....


For The Love Of Zuppa

January 18, 2012 Forage South

For The Love Of Zuppa

Augusto is quite an interesting fellow with his vast knowledge of Italian gastronomy, master skill set in Morra, and his love for women and wine.  According to Augusto,  “Women and wine go hand in hand”.  “I prefer them to be bold, aged, and possess qualities that will keep you coming back for more.”  We both laughed.  As my conversation progressed with Augusto I found out that his true passion wasn’t women, wine, and nor even Morra.  It was zuppa!  His face lit up very similar to the way my baby’s face did when I introduced him to dark chocolate gelato for the first time. ...