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: Relax with a blender full of frose

Published Jul. 5 2017

If you've never had frose, you may not realize that it's the perfect adult beverage to ward off the season's...

Side Orders: A few tips to fully enjoy the thrill of the grill

Published Jun. 28 2017

You can have the fanciest of grills and the best grilling tools on the market, but if you don't know...

Side Orders: Blueberries are now in season, with a less than bountiful crop

Published Jun. 21 2017

Blueberries were once a summertime-only fruit. Now, you can find them in stores year-round, but it's in the summertime that...

Side Orders: Try risotto as entree or side dish

Published Jun. 14 2017

There's nothing better in the rice world than a plate filled with creamy risotto. There are many steps to making...

Side Orders: Egg salad back in vogue, but with a chunkier texture, bolder flavors

Published Jun. 7 2017

I have a collection of old cookbooks from the mid-20th century, and almost every one has a recipe for egg...

Inspect their gadgets: Chefs show off their favorite kitchen tools

Published May. 31 2017

Chefs work crazy hours, well into the night after many of us have gone to bed. So when it comes...

Side Orders: Pie expert shares her secrets

Published May. 31 2017

Christine Nguyen is an expert at baking pies. She sells her creations at Plus Coffee in St. Elmo, Bread &...

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...