An advertising campaign in the 1970s used to tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I didn't need to hear it on TV, though. I heard it from my mother anytime I tried to skip breakfast so I could sleep as long as possible before going to school.
I recently tried out a recipe I've been holding onto for several months, waiting until I had house guests so that I wouldn't have lots of leftovers.
National Waffle Day is Friday, commemorating the day in 1869 when the first American-made waffle iron, created by Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, N.Y., received its patent, according to online sources.
The Chattanooga Fire Department holds its annual food drive to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank next week.
A while back in this space, I lamented that food website The Daily Meal's latest list of best restaurants in the nation contained none from Chattanooga. I asked readers to tell me which you would nominate.
One of Chattanooga's newest restaurants is an answer to the childhood fantasy of asking Mom, "What's for dinner?", and getting the answer "pie." At Fork & Pie Bar, which recently opened on Market Street, you get several choices of savory and sweet pies.
I always get a giggle out of watching people try to pick a perfect watermelon. I'll bet you've seen them too -- surreptitiously thumping melons there in the produce section. What are they supposed to be listening for?
All eyes will turn to London as the Summer Olympics begin Friday. Tourists will fill England, hoping for the best seats to watch all the sports as well as looking for good seats in the restaurants.
What is it about bacon that's so incredibly good? It's like potato chips -- you can't eat just one.
While waiting for your next homegrown tomatoes to ripen, you might be tempted to pick a few green ones. Lately, I've had a craving for fried green tomatoes.
Like any summer gathering, the Fourth of July revolves around food. You've probably planned your menu, but it's not too late to add some quick and easy last-minute dishes. Here are ideas from several area chefs to try today or later this summer.
There seems to be a national association for everything food-related -- the National Chicken Council, the National Restaurant Association, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Today's column might just give you the blues ... for berries. As with most other locally grown produce, blueberries are coming in a little earlier than usual due to warmer temperatures the first half of the year, and that's been
Unlike many dads, my father was never a huge grilling fan.
It's not too often my husband can come to me and tell me about a new food product. He's really not a foodie, although he doesn't mind trying my culinary experiments and voicing his honest opinion.
Once again, The Daily Meal, a website devoted to all things food and drink, has announced its list of 101 best restaurants in the nation. And once again, I’m sorely disappointed that none of our city’s eateries is on the list. We have a pretty good selection of dining choices, enough that the Scenic City is actually becoming a dining destination.
Who doesn't love ice cream? Most folks eat it year-round, but as the weather warms up, sales really climb.
While it may sound corny, the National Cornbread Festival was a rootin’ tootin’ success, said Bob Kellermann, chairman and CEO of sponsor Lodge Manufacturing Co. “The weather was great, the attendance outstanding,” he said.
This weekend, give your mom a big hug, tell her you love her and take her out to eat. Several area restaurants will be serving Mother's Day brunch Sunday.
It’s no secret that President Barack Obama loves avocados. In a recent interview, wife Michelle said his favorite snack is guacamole. But there’s so much more to avocados than that one dish.
Remember that 1982 book "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche"? The title became a pop-culture catch phrase, but the book was only intended as a tongue-in-cheek guide to masculinity. Of course men eat quiche.
Standing outside TGI Friday's in downtown Chattanoooga on a busy Friday night, James Johnson of Atlanta knew it was going to take some time before he would be seated.
When Brian Sabo opened his new restaurant, Meo Mio, in Chattanooga Valley in January, he thought it would take several months before he could call it a solid success. But business has exceeded expectations, he said.
Who makes the best biscuits in town? The Creative Discovery Museum wants to know, and wants Times Free Press readers to submit the names of restaurants that serve your favorite biscuits.
Sam Dog Barbeque, a sauce and rub company in Bridgeport, Ala., has won another award. The catering business began bottling its sauce just two years ago, but in that short time has earned some prestigious honors, including first place and the Golden Chili Award at the Fiery Food Challenge held recently in Irving, Texas.
If you won't be gathered around the family table on Easter Sunday but you still want a memorable meal, you'll have plenty of options.
I don't know whether it's my worst diet nightmare come true or the answer to my secret addiction, but whatever the case, Krystal has arrived in Soddy-Daisy.
The salads of spring don't need a lot more than beautiful lettuces and colorful toppings, such as red peppers, carrots and tomatoes, if you're lucky enough to find some with flavor. But to me, the dressing is still the most important part of a salad.
Until 10 months ago, Timothy Keith-Lucas, a psychology professor at the University of the South, knew nothing about building boats.
When Table 2 closed its doors unexpectedly last month, it also pulled out of Taste 2012, an important fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area. But that didn't stop its chef, Eric Taslimi, from participating in the chef's cook-off last week. And he won.
A while back, I wrote about the growing popularity of restaurants in other cities with menus devoted solely to grilled cheese sandwiches. Though none have opened in the Chattanooga area, readers let me know of several restaurants around the area that ser
It's time again for a delicious gathering of culinary delights from restaurants around the city. Taste: An Evening of Flavors, benefiting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Warehouse Row.
Soddy-Daisy's newest eatery, Chianti Ristorante Italian and Pizzeria, may seem a little out of place for a fine-dining establishment.
Here's a tasty way to help Children's Hospital at Erlanger.
How many cast-iron pans do you own? A quick count in my kitchen reveals five frying pans and one corn-muffin pan made of cast iron. I've received a couple as gifts, but the others have been passed down in the family from my mother and grandmothers.
What's your favorite food on Valentine's Day? For many, it's chocolate. Yes, chocolate is a food group all its own -- any chocoholic knows that.
Super Bowl parties are all about excess. Sunday's championship game, when the New England Patriots meet the New York Giants, has been building up for months, and football fans want food that has some gusto -- pizza, chili, barbecue and wings.
A recent email from Colleen Elliot Dennis brought back memories. Dennis was a friend and neighbor of McCallie School's French/German teacher Pierre Wagner and his wife, Sarah.
My father and grandfather were born in China. One of my first cousins married a Chinese man, so through their daughter I have a Chinese blood relation.
Beef stew is one of my favorite comfort foods. I've made it off and on for years, always delighting in trying recipes that add new flavors to the mix.
The first Side Orders column in January is always a favorite because it gives me a chance to look at food trends -- what has come and gone in the previous year and what we have to look out for.
I've always heard that eating pork on New Year's Day will bring money and happiness. I'm not going to deny superstition. Even if I don't wake up to be a millionaire some morning in 2012, I still would have had an excellent meal to ring in the new year.
When was the last time you had a bite of peanut butter pie you didn't like? I never have. And if it's good peanut butter pie, we're talking more than a bite.
It may sound hard to believe, but I didn't have my first taste of lasagna until I left home for college. Other Italian favorites -- spaghetti and pizza -- were often on the table, but never lasagna.
If you're looking for the perfect gift for the person on your list who loves to eat out, this year's Adventures in Dining coupon book is ready for a place under your tree.
It's amazing the transformation that can be made with new kitchen cabinets. It's not for the fainthearted, though, as the process tears up your entire kitchen.
There are two types of cranberry-sauce lovers, the purists and the pragmatists. I fall in the former category, my husband in the latter.
It's just a week before Thanksgiving, and while many people will be gathered for a home-cooked feast next Thursday, there also are many who would rather have someone else do the cooking.
Doors open bright and early Friday for the annual Greek Bake Sale at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. I have visions of baklava and other sweet and savory favorites dancing through my head as I write this column. In addition to perennial favorite bakla
I really look forward to my daily walks. Not only do I feel like they're doing me some good -- I've actually come to believe there is a muscle in my derriere, not just a blob of blubber -- they also give me time to consider whatever thoughts cross my mind.