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Mike McJunkin

Home cooking has changed a lot over the past decade. Men are cooking at home more, women are cooking at home less, and people who used to struggle with Hamburger Helper are now gramming photos of homemade lamb tail fritters with artisan fern ... Read more

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Geese can be scary animals. I say that, not because my crotch has been repeatedly violated by these maniacal feathered psychopaths; nor because they still give Captain “Sully” Sullenberger recurring night terrors; the fear of geese I encounter ... Read more

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Finding all the ingredients for your favorite Indian or Middle Eastern recipes used to mean picking through the overpriced and poorly-stocked international foods section of your local supermarket, taking a trip to Atlanta, or driving around town ... Read more

Business Briefs

Every year, the cold weather brings with it a conflict that pits brother against brother, mother against daughter, duck against dynasty. Families find themselves unexpectedly face-to-face with the culinary Other, thrust onto the front of a battle ... Read more

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Four years ago this week, I witnessed something truly horrifying. I was in Phuket, Thailand for the annual Taoist Vegetarian Festival and had spent several cringe-filled days observing men and women participate in scenes of ritualized piercings ... Read more

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Walking into the produce section of your favorite Asian market can be daunting and even a bit confusing. Unfamiliar fruits and vegetables with exotic-sounding names are usually surrounded by an even wider array of equally unfamiliar leafy greens ... Read more

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When thinking about the world’s great cuisines—the ones that have historically influenced food and eating around the globe—there are three that come to mind. French and Chinese are fairly obvious, but the third is a cuisine that isn’t “hot” right ... 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

Cover Story

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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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

Cover Story

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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January 21, 2020

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