REVIEW – Umai Charcuterie Bags

Our experiment with the Umai Dry Age Bags for Charcuterie. Making a bresaola using a FoodSaver!

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When you want to grill a chicken…but remember you’re out of propane! BONUS: Mac & Cheese Recipe

Recently, we had returned from vacation and after a week of heavy, fried food, wanted some light, non-beachy food and a grilled chicken sounded perfect. We were tired so made a quick run to the grocery store to get the ingredients for a Spatchcock Chicken under a brick, Grilled Okra, and Mac & Cheese (recipe […]

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The Hidden Gem of St. Pete, FL

And the gem isn’t the restaurant (but it’s excellent too!) We recently spent a few days in and around St. Pete Beach, Florida. We enjoyed our fair share of typical beach fare. I lost track of how many of “The Beach’s Best Grouper Sandwiches” I had. The Brass Monkey was probably the best of these […]

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Sorgum and Te You (Chinese Kale)

This nutty ancient grain goes perfectly with fresh garden greens and responsibly caught trout.

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Who Wants a Beertail??

UPDATE #2: WE WON THE LAST ROUND! Now it’s time to come out on June 19th and support the Black’n Brew in the Beer Cocktail finals at Knoxville Public House! Don’t miss it! UPDATE: The Black & Brew was selected to go head-to-head with another beer cocktail on June 5th at the Knoxville Public House! […]

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Biscuits, Brews, and More Biscuits!

Weekend foodie adventures included celebrity chefs, old and new friends and family, Tennessee wines, beer, and moonshine and plenty of food …. and more than a few biscuits!

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The Derby Sanchez Party

Combining events into a mexican/kentucky themed party. And a recipe for unique deviled eggs.

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The first Market Square Farmers Market of the season!

The weather couldn’t have been better for the first Farmers Market of the season! We had to go early as we were hosting a Derby Sanchez party Saturday evening. Here’s a brief recap! What I remember from last year is that the weather was so nasty, there wasn’t a lot of people and the veggies […]

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Sean Brock is publishing a book! (and has a new restaurant on the way!)

Sean Brock of Husk has a new book and a new restaurant on the way!

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Dogwood Arts Festival 2014 – What a weekend

As most of you know, this was the prime Dogwood Arts Weekend and I can’t remember a year when the weather was any better. We met friends for a delicious brunch at Cafe 4 (we made plans before we realized all the wonderful food trucks were there) and then sampled an spoke with a number of the food truck […]

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Spring is here and the farmers’ markets are about to open!

One of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is to visit the Market Square Farmers Market on Saturday morning, have some local coffee and a breakfast selection from a local food truck and browse the market for the freshest local ingredients. You never know what to expect and for sure there will be some […]

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A Nashville Weekend in April

Nashville is such a great city. Within a 30 minutes, you can have so many experiences: Elegant old South high-end, farmland, lakes, big city, hipster, honky-tonk, you name it. Our trip was a late birthday celebration for M. And our main destination were Mason’s at the Loews, Flyte, and Husk… with a lot in-between. It […]

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Recent KnoxFoodie Dishes

We’ve been cooking at home a LOT lately. Mostly because we have upcoming travel that will surely test our waste bands. Here’s a few iPhone shots of our recent dishes that we haven’t had a chance to put recipes up on… 

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New Orleans

We had a few days of work/play in New Orleans and wanted to share some of our favorite dishes. We were with work folks much of the time and hated to go all-out nerd and take proper photos, so these iPhone photos will have to do. Highlights we visited were Peche, Root, Couchon, and Drago… […]

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Chimichurri

A great all-around accompaniment for beef, this chimichurri can be made spicy, peppery, sweet or minty to adapt to different meats.

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Bruschetta

A few recent appetizers we served at a dinner party.  

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Lonzino (sort of)

Crafting our first home-cure, a pork tenderloin (lonzino) was challenging without the right climate-control but turned out well!

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Pork Tenderloin with Carrots and Pea Puree

Although our studio lights aren’t in yet, we were anxious to try some of our new tips we picked up last week. So we setup the best tungsten lights we had in the house and took a few snaps of this dish. Pretty straightforward dish. We sautéed some really nice kale with onions and threw […]

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The Shooter’s Sandwich

Crafting a Shooter’s Sandwich to share with friends and get some much-needed photography coaching.

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The Curing Log

Handy log for recording your curing/charcuterie recipes. Great for salami, cheese, sausages, ham, etc.

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