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: Let dads take the lead with kids in kitchen

Published Jun. 13 2018

Celebrity chef Jeff Mauro looks forward to Father's Day each year primarily for one reason: He can take time off...

Side Orders: Success with your multicooker takes practice, tweaking

Published Jun. 6 2018

Multicookers, perhaps known best by their trade name, One Pot, are the latest craze in kitchen appliances.

Side Orders: Dash of hot sauce gives egg salad a kick

Published May. 30 2018

Egg salad is either bad or good — there's really no middle ground as far as I'm concerned. Recently, though,...

Medieval mainstay: Canals, cobbled streets, historic buildings give Bruges, Belgium, its charm [photos]

Published May. 27 2018

If there ever were a picture-postcard city in Europe, Bruges, the capital of Flanders in Belgium's northwest corner, would be...

Side Orders: Boneless, skinless chicken needs a zesty marinade

Published May. 23 2018

Who says a grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast has to be dry and boring? Since there's no fat to juice...

Meet the Chef: Brian Ward accommodates many culinary needs at The Westin

Published May. 16 2018

Like many professional and home cooks, Brian Ward started cooking in the kitchen with his momma.

Side Orders: Versatile rhubarb deserves respect

Published May. 16 2018

Rhubarb, which will be in markets through early summer, is an old-fashioned vegetable that gets little respect.

Braly: A single-minded focus on finding fun in Dublin

Published May. 13 2018

Generally speaking, when you arrive in a new country you do not expect to see all of the clichés at...

Side Orders: Rejoice, strawberry lovers; the season is in full swing

Published May. 9 2018

Strawberry season started a little later than in recent years due to cooler weather and rains, but if you, like...

Side Orders: Special menus for moms on Mother's Day

Published May. 2 2018

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

Side Orders: Forget fad diets; portion control is key to weight reduction

Published Apr. 25 2018

It's hard to believe that bathing suit season is right around the corner. So did it catch up on you?...

Meet the chef: Andrea Cagle talks catering, presidential dinners and her nursing detour

Published Apr. 18 2018

Andrea Cagle's dad was a cook in the U.S. Army, so did he influence her career aspirations?


Side Orders: Cinnamon whiskey gives chicken a flavor kick

Published Apr. 18 2018

I've had a bottle of cinnamon whiskey in my collection of whiskeys for years. I don't know how I ended...

Side Orders: Avocado plus toast equals a sensation

Published Apr. 11 2018

What is it about avocado toast that keeps its popularity going like the Energizer Bunny?

Side Orders: Couscous completes a main-dish salad

Published Apr. 4 2018

I love a bold, proud salad that is filling and healthy, and a modern, main-dish salad fits the bill.

Side Orders: Easter menus filled with the goodness of spring

Published Mar. 28 2018

If you're planning on eating out on Easter Sunday, here are some restaurants that will be serving special menus. It's...

Meet the chef: Adam Marro talks the secrets of Red Sauce

Published Mar. 21 2018

We recently talked with chef Adam Marro about his culinary career.

Side Orders: Taste's blast of flavor helps Kidney Foundation

Published Mar. 17 2018

Taste, the gastronomic explosion of flavors to benefit the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, happens on April 5,...

Side Orders: Fluted cake pan pairs form and function for Lodge

Published Mar. 14 2018

Cast iron is king at Lodge Manufacturing, partly because the 122-year-old South Pittsburg, Tenn., company has never stopped innovating. For...

Side Orders: My favorite coffee cake is moist and crunchy

Published Mar. 7 2018

There's a reason why coffee cake was given its name. Although it's good any time of day with its usual...