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: Dark chocolate is at the heart of a luscious dessert

Published Feb. 14 2018

Scientists have long debated the merits of chocolate, but the latest research suggests that one of our favorite addictions is...

Side Orders: Mardi Gras calls for jambalaya

Published Feb. 7 2018

I spent a few days in New Orleans last year, right smack in the middle of Mardi Gras season.

Side Orders: Asian barbecue a super idea for football watch parties

Published Jan. 31 2018

We are now well-entrenched in the winter season, and with that, Crock Pots have reappeared from their warmer-weather resting places.

Side Orders: Everything for your plate in a skillet

Published Jan. 24 2018

After a full day of work, coming home and dealing with kids and homework, laundry and other household chores, worrying...

Meet the chef: St. John's, Meeting Place give Rebecca Barron a chance to be serious, playful with food

Published Jan. 17 2018

Rebecca Barron, executive chef at St. John's and its companion restaurant, The Meeting Place, developed an early love for cooking,...

Side Orders: Making homemade brownies revives joyful tradition

Published Jan. 17 2018

Ever since the first brownie mix in a box came out back in the 1970s, many cooks take the easy...

Side Orders: Air fryer earns its place on the counter

Published Jan. 10 2018

Like many of us wanting to watch our weight and cut down on the amount of fried foods we consume,...

Side Orders: What will we be eating this year?

Published Jan. 3 2018

San Francisco-based Andrew Freeman & Company, a consulting firm for the restaurant and hospitality industry, recently released its 2018 trend...

Side Orders: Peanut butter flavors ham salad

Published Dec. 27 2017

What plans do you have for your leftover Christmas ham? Sandwiches? Maybe a ham-and-cheese omelet?

Meet the chef: Feed's Charlie Loomis talks TV exposure and pursuit of perfect fried chicken

Published Dec. 20 2017

Like many chefs, Charlie Loomis, executive chef at Feed Co. Table & Tavern, learned his trade by working his way...

Nearly 20 local restaurants open on Christmas Day

Published Dec. 20 2017

Company coming for Christmas, but you don't want to spend the holiday in the kitchen and miss time with family?

Side Orders: Cranberries, grapes unite in '70s-era salad

Published Dec. 20 2017

I'm always looking for a new way to put cranberries on the table during the holidays — they add such...

Side Orders: Plenty of places open for Christmas Day dining

Published Dec. 13 2017

For the first time in years, the restaurants at the Bluff View Art District will be closed on Dec. 25....

Side Orders: Pork carnitas can feed your holiday crowds

Published Dec. 6 2017

The holidays are a time for family gatherings, but so often we stick to the same old meals when it...

Gifts for the kitchen: Housewares for the Holidays show unwraps latest gadgets

Published Nov. 29 2017

What will you be getting for the cook on your list this holiday season?

Side Orders: An old family recipe elevates eggnog

Published Nov. 29 2017

Eggnog is a traditional part of many holiday gatherings, but have you ever tasted those sugary versions sold by the...

Not cooking? Here's where to dine out for Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 23 2017

Thanksgiving Day finds more people forgoing a family meal at home, opting instead to gather at a local restaurant and...

Side Orders: A roasting trick for a terrific turkey

Published Nov. 22 2017

One of the best recipes for roasting a rib-eye roast calls for starting it in a cold oven, setting the...

Side Orders: Ideas for eating out or in on Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 15 2017

Thanksgiving dinner has changed in recent years, with more people forgoing the family meal at home, opting instead to gather...

Side Orders: Greek Bake Sale returns

Published Nov. 8 2017

After a year's hiatus, the ever-popular Greek Bake Sale returns this Friday and Saturday.