It won’t be long until our gardens will be bursting with fresh produce. I’ve already planted my tomatoes, onions and lettuce, and I can’t wait until they’re ready to pick.

Whether they are stuffed with chicken, pork or beef, home-cooked tamales have become one of my new favorite dishes. The flavor and texture are completely different than what I have tasted in restaurants. There are bold flavors and subtle flavors, and you can taste them all.

I’m not much of a golfer, but this time of year, my thoughts turn to The Masters. I’ve been able to attend this tournament of champions at Augusta National Golf Club many times.

Good morning, readers. On this spring day there are many names to mention.

  • April 6th, 2011  |
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Being young and modestly paid doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Thrift-store clothes are way more stylish than that name-brand stuff, and who needs an Xbox 360 when you’ve got a Super Nintendo?

After reading’s list of the best places for pizza around the country, local pizza lovers weighed in with where they find slices that satisfy.

Good morning, dear readers. I have been going back and forth to the computer screen on this sunny/cloudy spring day, and each stop I make yields a couple of letters from you. The topic has been the same in every single case, except for a request for a reprint of the wannabe Levain chocolate chip cookies.

  • March 30th, 2011  |
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It’s been nearly 30 years since the Junior League of Chattanooga published a cookbook, but next month, a new one will be available to the public.

Fans of Bella Sera won’t have to worry about the heat or busy schedules at this year’s event. Instead of its regular slot in late May/early June at Renaissance Park, the food-and-wine fundraiser for Chattanooga Endeavors has moved to an earlier date, Saturday, April 9, and an indoor venue, the Tennessee Aquarium.

Good morning, readers, and thank you for keeping company with this column all these long short years. It’s great to see familiar names and equally as fine to hear from brand-new Chattanoogans.

  • March 9th, 2011  |
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I don’t get to Nashville often enough.

Catfish might not be No. 1 on the list of foods most identified with Southern cooking, but it’s in the conversation. Like collard greens and black-eyed peas, you either love catfish or you don’t.

The joy of cooking together, a love of family favorite recipes and a son's birthday that grew into an annual party combined to land Tony and Lisa Davis in the restaurant business.

After a year's hiatus, the Kidney Foundation's former Taste of Chattanooga is back with a new name and new format.

We are hot on the trail of Alma Miller's meatloaf ... and ceviche with food safety instructions ... and Levain cookies from New York City. Jim Yarbrough affirmed that he "would give anything to have Alma Miller's meatloaf recipe from the not-forgotten No

  • Feb. 23rd, 2011  |
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