Author Archives: Cynthia Moxley

Gulf gumbo: the good, the bad and the inexplicable

Just as I think that everyone’s favorite beach is the one they most visited as a child, I feel the same way about gumbo. Gumbo, by its very nature, is something that every cook prepares differently. And you like the … Continue reading

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Gorging on the Gulf: 4 days, 9 restaurants

After Hurricane Harvey and before Hurricane Irma, Alan and I headed for the Gulf Coast. The eating in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama area, our favorite beach, just keeps getting better and better. We made a point to visit some … Continue reading

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Even puppy can’t steal the show from this cook

Here’s a little tip for deciding which of Knox Heritage’s many great Summer Suppers you want to attend each year. Of course, it’s good to look for an interesting setting. And the date has to fit your calendar. But another … Continue reading

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Quarry setting serves up Spanish ‘Summer Supper’

A spectacular garden landscape on a beautiful evening. Convivial friends and acquaintances. And a wide range of delectable seafood dishes prepared by one of Knoxville’s most talented and in-demand chefs. That about sums up the Knox Heritage Summer Supper held … Continue reading

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Knox Heritage opens can of beans (even for dessert)!

When Alan and I signed up to go to Knox Heritage’s Summer Supper at the Bush Brothers canning plant in Chestnut Hill last weekend, we expected that we’d have beans as part of our dinner. But I never dreamed they … Continue reading

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Delectable dinner at the Hazens’ — circa the 1920s

There are several challenges incumbent upon those who try to recreate a meal from times long gone. First of all, the original ingredients might not be available. Secondly, trends and tastes have changed. Thirdly, you never really know exactly what … Continue reading

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Urban League gives kids shoes — and confidence

The weather Saturday was perfect for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s 15th annual Shoes for School event which attracted thousands to Caswell Park in East Knoxville. During this year’s gathering, 1,200 children received new pairs of shoes and as many … Continue reading

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Heat can’t beat Knoxvillians set on a feast!

It was a scorcher! But the charm of the evening more than made up for it. (And the fans helped!) The occasion was an Italian feast in the lovely historic home of Jim and Pam Given in Fountain City. It … Continue reading

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John Winemiller puts it in reverse!

As an attorney, John Winemiller, naturally, has a way with words. But even he outdid himself with this one. He called his birthday party the other night “my reverse quinceanera!” A quinceanera, you see, is the big celebration that Latin … Continue reading

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Historic preservation with a Polish twist (and pierogies!)

Pierogies, borscht, cabbage. Ah, the food of Poland. And vodka, of course. Potato vodka. Forty folks shelled out $170 each for these delicacies last week, along with a chance to dine at the Sequoyah Hills home of former Ambassador to … Continue reading

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