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Mike McJunkin

Everything you know about couscous is wrong. Well, maybe not absolutely everything, but I think it’s safe to say that if your only exposure to couscous is dumping a box of white mystery-beads and a flavor packet into boiling water—most of what you... Read more

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It’s almost impossible to talk about Mexican food in Chattanooga without mentioning Taqueria Jalisco and Jorge Parra. The food truck turned restaurant has been a part of the Southside’s dramatic transformation since 2005 and a regular stop for ... Read more

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For several years, there has been a theory circulating around the dark corners of the internet that threatens to upend everything we know about the most iconic of all American foods—the hamburger. According to this theory the hamburger didn’t ... Read more

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This past weekend, I was talked into leaving the air-conditioned comfort of my home with promises of barbecue, booze, and the accompanying bliss that comes from the combination of the two. To be honest, simply saying “burnt ends” three times into ... Read more

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Eat local. We’ve been hearing that mantra shouted from every mountaintop, farmers market, and Volvo bumper in the region for years and we’ve all noticed the increase in local markets offering up the bounty of the fertile Tennessee Valley. Read more

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When it comes to condiments there are two kinds of people in this world: people who believe mayonnaise is a magical Midas-like sauce that brings flavor and life to almost everything it touches, and a handful of vocal nay-sayers who believe mayo ... Read more

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As the late afternoon sun begins to slowly sink behind Lookout Mountain, I’ve already taken my position in the weathered rocking chair that stands watch over my equally weathered front porch. With a banjo at my side and the haunting strains of ... Read more

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I can’t remember when I first learned how to extract those tiny drops of sweet nectar out of a honeysuckle blossom, but I do remember that it instantly made me feel like I could survive being dropped in the wilderness with just a pocketknife ... Read more

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Lying on orange, shag carpet, eating Baron von Redberry cereal and watching 1960’s Bugs Bunny cartoons is not the place you would expect to have a 40-year culinary mystery planted in your tiny, cartoon-watching head. Read more

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I thought I knew what rice tasted like. White rice tasted like thousands of gummy, flavorless, starch blobs whose sole raison d’être was to soak up the flavor of whatever I mixed with it; and brown rice tasted like thousands of gummy papier-mâché ... Read more

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“You never try borscht? Sit, sit, sit…I bring you borscht.” And so I sat. As I waited, I recounted the hours spent watching Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons, Catskill comedians and dark WWII documentaries that had painted borscht as part food/part ... Read more

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This weekend, gather all your favorite muggles, squibs, witches, and wizards and head downtown to the second annual Literary INK Tattoo Convention—The Convention of Secrets. Main Line Ink is sponsoring this one-of -a-kind event that runs this ... Read more

Business Briefs

It’s no secret that I love chicken livers. My love for these little packets of earthy, rich deliciousness goes back to my childhood, where fried chicken livers made regular appearances at the dinner table and leftovers were unheard of. Read more

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I am an unabashed street food enthusiast. The vast majority of my favorite flavors, dishes, and dining experiences came while standing on a busy sidewalk or precariously perched on a tiny plastic stool beside a well-worn street food cart. Imagine ... Read more

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I have a serious weakness for custard-like desserts—especially pudding. From panna cotta to crème brûlée; from rice pudding to classic Southern banana pudding, I have never been let down by the smooth, comforting embrace of pudding. Read more

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Let’s start this holiday season by cleansing ourselves of a dark secret. Pushed deep into the shadowy corners of our family’s cooking traditions is a truth so scandalous, a truth so painfully hard to face, that we hide it from kith and kin. Read more

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It’s hard for me to talk about the “farm-to-table” movement without remembering the weekends my family would pile into our 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix and ride to the “curb market” just off of 11th Street. Farmers lined the concrete docks, sitting on ... Read more

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I was hypnotized; paralyzed by the bronze, glistening body spread before me. Beads of moisture rolled across flawlessly browned skin, made perfect by carefully rotating, exposing every inch of skin to the refining fire that burns like the Balinese... Read more

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If you’re a fan of pastries, sweet breads, cookies and cakes, take my hand and let’s explore the fantastical world of pan dulce. “Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination…” Pan dulce simply means “sweet bread” in Spanish, but ... Read more

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We all need a little more smut in our lives. Dark as night and musky as wet earth, the allure of fresh smut is the allure of a forbidden fruit. The first time I saw smut I was naturally curious. My body was instinctively drawn in for just a taste ... Read more

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