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Chef. Author. Culinary historian. Two-time James Beard Award Winner. Michael W. Twitty is likely the most prolific expert on the roots of Southern foodways in the world. Mr. Twitty’s brilliant and focused cadence tells the deeper story of the ... Read more

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Sprawling food halls are commonplace in many of the world’s cities. Hawker stalls packed into every nook and cranny of endless buildings compete to sell their specialty dishes, out-do their neighbors, and feed food-obsessed inhabitants ... Read more

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Mike and Karen had a long history together. A fairytale romance with an unconventional fancy for each other’s company led to a beautiful marriage, a successful co-owned tech company, and, as Mike called it, a 43-year love affair. High school ... Read more

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I couldn’t believe myself when I left Uncle Larry’s Restaurant for the first time. How could a place so exquisitely delicious, welcoming, and comfortable have gone without me noticing for so long? I was pondering my meal as I strolled down the ... Read more

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Museums have been an integral part of cultural preservation for quite some time. In fact, the first known museum was devoted to Mesopotamian antiquities and dates back to 530 BCE and is located in modern-day Iraq. This is obviously a debated point... Read more

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“I’m going to win, it’s not a big deal,” says Chef Jeremy Auspitz. He’s been prepping to go up against some of Chattanooga’s best chefs at Chattanooga Market’s FiveStar Food Fight. He’s somewhere between nervous, ecstatic, and totally Zen about ... Read more

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Food halls, communal “shared” kitchens, and co-op food programs are a common and expected fruition in larger cities around the country and the world. While it’s commonplace in New York or Singapore to visit a storefront with multiple businesses ... Read more

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Anthony Bourdain contained a plethora of multi-tiered wisdom. He would often confront difficult issues head on with honesty and gumption. Other times, his words would surprise with simple perspective when we were expecting something complex and ... Read more

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“It’s a dream come true,” says Chef Kenny Burnap as he shifts in his seat. I imagine this is the first time he’s had a seat today; it’s likely an unfamiliar body position for a chef running a kitchen. A million details must be pressing on his busy... Read more

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Some words mean very little. A passing idea with no real grit or concept. The word “refugee” is not one of those words. It is a heavy word in any connotation. The idea is uncomfortable because the very concept comes from a place of extreme ... Read more

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“It’s not drinking alone if the dog is home,” goes the old adage. Perhaps the smartest animal in history, dogs have worked their way into a life of luxury and ease. They lounge around the house all day without paying a cent in rent, stuffing ... Read more

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Many people, like myself, are scared to death of dance. Perhaps the rawest expression of emotion, often mesmerizing in scope and ability and talent, dance is something that I am in awe of. It is an awareness of body, mind, collaboration, and the ... Read more

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Prostate cancer. It’s an ugly horror that leaves movie monsters looking like child’s play. The fear of a boogeyman under the bed can never compare to the real-life endemic of a treacherous demon living and breeding inside of our bodies. It is the ... Read more

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The fusion of artistic media lays the groundwork for multi-sensory experiences of constant boundary-pushing encounters. Art and technology collaborate to blur the lines of tired old designations. It doesn’t have to just be dinner or a concert or ... Read more

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After you’ve been immersed in Sculpture Field and the massive festivities and sculpture burn that we discussed last week, you’ll surely be ready for your next trip to the sizably impressive new ode to three-dimensional artwork. Holi, The Festival ... Read more

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Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Chattanooga’s relatively new prodigious artistic endeavor, is now the largest sculpture park in the Southeast. It spans 33 acres with almost 50 sculptures from artists all over the world, while 1.5 miles of ... Read more

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We all hear it, a mantra that often reeks of elitism and pretension, yet lacks clarity and definition and most importantly, inclusion. What does it mean to “Eat Local” or to “Support Local Farmers”? What is the definition of local? In a tech ... Read more

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A properly prepared pizza pie is much more than just a way to fill the grumbling void in our stomachs. We fool ourselves as we stuff our faces and ignore the finer things, the very fuel that powers our bodies and our minds. Read more

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Wine. That word is plenty to comprise its own paragraph, article, book, or dissertation. For some people, the concept never exceeds a cardboard box on Friday evening; for others, it’s a life-long endeavor of passionate, intensive research and ... Read more

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I’m all for a high-end dining experience where chefs push the culinary boundaries of possibility, transforming ingredients into nearly unrecognizable artisanal masterpieces of gastronomy. That’s great…once in a while. For the rest of the time, a ... Read more

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After seeing some exciting news about a fellow Chattanoogan, I decided to take a last-minute 180 and change the topic of today’s story to discuss her good news and how it affects the Scenic City and its budding scène de la gastronomie. Read more

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