Anne Braly (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6285
Chattanooga native and UT grad. Former award-winning staff writer and food editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 21 years before retiring. Now a freelance food and travel writer for several publications including my weekly Side Orders food column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Side Orders: Nothing mellow about Marley's chicken

Published May. 24 2017

This weekend is the gateway to grilling season, and the skies around Chattanooga may be smoky with everyone lighting up...

Side Orders: Fresh fruits burst with flavors

Published May. 17 2017

Our local farmers markets are beginning to bloom, filling up with deliciously fresh fruits.

Side Orders: Restaurants are getting ready for moms

Published May. 10 2017

Restaurants are busying themselves for one of the busiest days in the restaurant business: Mother's Day.

Side Orders: Avocados not just for guacamole anymore

Published May. 3 2017

More avocados are sold during the week leading into Cinqo de Mayo — the fifth of May — than any...

Pizza tours are a delicious way to get a taste of one of New York's favorite foods

Published Apr. 26 2017

NEW YORK — It's a brisk spring morning as a group of strangers gathers on the streets of New York....

Side Orders: Cornbread cooks converge this weekend in South Pittsburg

Published Apr. 26 2017

My years of judging the National Cornbread Cook-Off never failed to convince me of one thing: Cornbread is for more...

It's time to indulge in Vidalia onions

Published Apr. 19 2017

Produce departments just got a little sweeter. This week marks the beginning of the season for Vidalias, the South's sweetest...

Side Orders: Spiralizer readies cucumbers for salad

Published Apr. 19 2017

Nothing is more cooling than cucumber on a warm day.

Side Orders: In my house, lemon is the flavor of spring

Published Apr. 12 2017

Easter desserts run the gamut from berry trifles to cream pies, but in our house there's always a cake. For...

Side Orders: Local restaurants taking reservations for Easter dinner

Published Apr. 5 2017

Reservations are now being accepted for Easter dinner in restaurants around town, so here's a pick of some favorite eateries...

Restaurants reel in customers with creative new dishes starring fresh fish, seafood

Published Mar. 29 2017

The Lenten tradition of fish on Fridays goes back to the earliest origins of Christianity.

Side Orders: Casseroles are win-win for family dinners or when company's coming

Published Mar. 29 2017

Casseroles, for many, are the ultimate comfort food.

What's new in New Orleans? Food's future, history represented in restaurant, museum openings

Published Mar. 22 2017

When hunger hits in the Big Easy, you don't have to look far to find a place to appease your...

Side Orders: Kidney Foundation's Taste is a chance to sample multiple menus

Published Mar. 22 2017

When the doors open for Taste 2017 on Thursday, April 6, you'll be greeted by more than a dozen restaurants...

Side Orders: Why not make salad your main dinner dish?

Published Mar. 15 2017

It's hard to believe that, by this time next week, spring will have arrived. At least that's what the calendar...

Dinner by mail: Subscription meals come in all shapes, sizes and flavors

Published Mar. 8 2017

What's for dinner?

Side Orders: So what's better for you, white rice or brown?

Published Mar. 8 2017

Of course rice is nice, but which one is the best for you?

Side Orders: Jambalaya is a little of this, a little of that

Published Mar. 1 2017

Many cities around the world lay claim to certain foods. There's Chicago pizza, Boston beans and, in New Orleans, it's...

Side Orders: Delicious pot roast can be made in a slow cooker

Published Feb. 22 2017

I first experienced crock pots back in the 1970s. Remember those lovely avocado green ones that probably matched your dishwasher...

Side Orders: Have no fear when cooking with wine

Published Feb. 8 2017

Beth Whitson loves to cook and appreciates the depth of flavor that wines give when added to certain dishes, but...