Category Archives: Food

All the Makings of a Feast: Marrakech Medina

No culinary experience in Morroco, especially Chef Joanne Weir’s Culinary Journey, would be complete with a trip to the Marrakech medina.  It’s there that the freshest, most colorful foods are piled high for what is truly a feast for the … Continue reading

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Taking the streetcar to Jacques-Imo’s for Real Nawlins Food

Sometimes there’s a side benefit to foraging for local cuisine, especially if you’re a tourist in New Orleans.  And who doesn’t want Real Nawlins Food?  We sure ’nuff do, so whenever we visit, we duck out of the French Quarter … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans

As iconic as the Café Du Monde in New Orleans is for us and other tourists, it presented something new this trip: a trip to the back of the restaurant to see “how it’s done”!   No visit to NOLA is … Continue reading

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Napoleon House: NOLA history, regional food all on one corner

You might as well not even think about traveling to the New Orleans French Quarter if you’re not going to eat what locals do. And so we heed our own advice: plan your next meal; then tour what’s nearby! Although we’re … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

It’s not a wedding without wedding cake, but we’re always amazed at the extraordinary feat it must be to create an elaborate, elegant, showy-yet-tasty after-dinner creation.  At my niece’s wedding this past weekend in Magnolia, Texas, the bride’s cake drew … Continue reading

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People watchin’s as much fun as “eatin’ them wangs”: Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival

We’re reposting this piece on the Big Kahuna Wing Festival from the event in 2013.  Tomorrow the 2015 version rolls out from 12 to 8 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.  Get ready for the tastiest wings anywhere and for … Continue reading

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Inside Whole Foods Knoxville: New store offers sneak peeks to eager guests

It’s finally happening, Knoxville!  Our much-anticipated new Whole Foods Market will be open for business on March 24th, and many folks — at least in West Knoxville — are ready!  In fact, the question around here is What took you so … Continue reading

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Knoxville’s Biscuit Fest just keeps getting butter and butter!

Downtown Knoxville packed ’em in on Biscuit Boulevard as the fifth annual International Biscuit Fest kicked off Saturday, May 17, 2014. Long lines of folks waited for fluffy, doughy creations filled with anything from pork belly to  paw paws. About 25,000 … Continue reading

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Boise Fry Company: Fries with burgers on the side!

As work in Idaho schools comes to an end this year, we wanted to wrap up our series on the Inland Northwest with a few posts on some of our favorite places to see and eat in Boise, McCall, and … Continue reading

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Special family celebration? You need Ham ‘n Goodys!

For 35 years, we’ve treated ourselves and our family with some of the best baked goods in West Knoxville — at Ham ‘n Goodys!  As our go-to stop for tea cakes, fresh-baked cakes, and lemon cookies, we just naturally think … Continue reading

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