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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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All that jazz — and all that fun

It was a perfect night for an inside-outside party. In March, it was one of the first evenings that was truly comfortable to be outside. And what a great outside it was! “An Evening of Jazz” — a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Museum of Art kicks off summer in style

Our friends at the Knoxville Museum of Art have a good recipe for a successful party. Hire a rocking band. Get Holly Hambright to cater the food and The Pour Guys to handle the bar. Invite the governor. Voila! You’ve … Continue reading

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Watermelon coolers, raw meat and Swedish women (What a conference, y’all!)

Yes, dinner at Blackberry Farm is a main attraction of the Southern Food Writing Conference every year. But there’s a whole lot of other good eating and drinking during the two-day food fest. The goal of the whole thing: put … 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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‘Evening Under the Stars’ was stellar

Sometimes you just want to go to a great gathering that has swinging music, convivial friends and delicious food in a breathtaking setting. No silent auction. No live auction. No awards or long speeches. That’s why we go every year … Continue reading

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I think that I shall never see a beer so lovely in a tree

Garden party season is in full swing in East Tennessee. And that’s fine with me. The Great Gardens Party, a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, is held each year in a different great garden. This year, its … Continue reading

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Biscuit Festival expands to perfection

The International Biscuit Festival, held this past weekend in downtown Knoxville, was an absolute delight. In fact, if you ask me, it was the best one in the six years of its existence. Why? Because the organizers, reacting to the … Continue reading

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Saluting a circle of sisters

Melinda Meador turned 60 earlier this year and her friend Sheena McCall offered to have a party for her. Sheena was thinking Melinda would like a cocktail party in Sheena’s stunning Cherokee Boulevard home. But Melinda surprised her. She asked, … Continue reading

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Houston, we don’t have a problem

If Stephen Wicks, the curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, ever decides to change careers, he needs to be a travel agent. I can’t imagine anyone putting together a more interesting, educational and fun three-night trip than the one … Continue reading

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