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Food writing conference whets visitors’ appetites

The Southern Food Writing Conference always brings a bevy of heavy hitters in the journalism and cookbook writing world to Knoxville and this year’s conference, held here earlier this month, was no exception. Writers and editors from Better Homes & … Continue reading

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Plays, food and jazz make perfect trip: our tips

Thanks to Scripps Networks Interactive for the awesome long weekend in New York City. Alan and I purchased at a charity auction a while back a trip package donated by the Knoxville-based company, and we just redeemed it. We bought … Continue reading

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Fun, fireworks and fowl to celebrate Fourth

It’s summer and that means Knox Heritage’s uber popular Summer Suppers are in full swing. I love these things. They are great little (or big) parties put together by a creative host committee at a private home or interesting setting. … Continue reading

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How to impress a food writer. (And me!)

Of course you heard about the International Biscuit Festival earlier this month, but did you know that scores of journalists and other writers were in town a few days before that for the fifth annual Southern Food Writing Conference? Yep. … Continue reading

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As Kool & The Gang would say: Celebrate!

The annual Knoxville Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala is a jam-packed night. You have a general reception, a VIP reception for sponsors, the awards ceremony itself, dinner and then dancing. This year, entertainment was by James “JT” Taylor, … Continue reading

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“You all have a kick-ass town!”

That’s what Don Short, the star of the Scripps Networks TV show, West End Salvage, had to say when he made an appearance here recently at a Knox Heritage Summer Supper fundraiser. Short, whose show runs on Scripps’ DIY Network, … Continue reading

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Booze Traveler makes pit stop in Knoxville

Our friends at Scripps Networks Interactive summoned a few folks last Friday to happy hour at the tiny Peter Kern Library, the speakeasy off the lobby of The Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The purpose of the event: to introduce … Continue reading

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Preservationists pause to party

When Cindi DeBusk was a little girl, her mother would have liked for her to have stood beside her in the kitchen learning how to cook. Instead, Cindi was with her father in the garage learning to use power tools. … Continue reading

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Kristian Bush, “Cousins Undercover” guys help Scripps Networks raise funds for favorite charity

How many times have you been to a fundraiser and experienced this formula: silent auction, dinner, live auction and then dancing to a cover band at a stuffy country club? Now here’s a charity event that will have you out of your seat shouting for more. Continue reading

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Turn on, tune in, pig out!

This has been the year of adults playing dress-up. After a spate of “Gatsby” parties and a “Jetson” party, now this: a trippy “Woodstock” event! But, hey, it was for a good cause, so just pass the magic brownies. Held … Continue reading

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