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Across the Meals

A Facebook friend shared a link to a list of “Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Food/Drink.” They were thrilled that Tennessee ranked eighth. We do have some excellent food around these parts, especially BBQ. Memphis gets well-deserved … Continue reading

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Avon Calling

The special at Shonos in City on Friday was a crab rangoon roll that was absolutely delicious. My wife and I shared one as we waited to watch Much Ado About Nothing on Market Square. The Tennessee Stage Company produces … Continue reading

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Ahoy Matey!

 The name of the grocery store gave us a chuckle. In Tennessee, McKay is the name of a well-known used book store. In Southern Maryland, McKay’s is a supermarket chain. My family spent a few days on vacation in Maryland last week. … Continue reading

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Slab Yo Mama

The organizers of the Big BBQ Bash put my wife to work as a volunteer while I was judging the chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. She got to sample a few leftovers on the “grazing table.” I think the experience … Continue reading

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The Big Get Bigger

Between now and Saturday, I will re-read the regulations and judging procedures of the Kansas City Barbeque Society as part of my preparation for being a judge at the Big BBQ Bash in Maryville. This is the first year that … Continue reading

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Yankee Ingenuity

After the performance of Chronicles of Blue and Gray at Carnegie Hall, my good friend Nancy treated my wife, my son and me to dinner at Rue 57. We shared oysters for an appetizer and all chose delicious entrees. I enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Fig Bigwig

It was a happy day for me on Twitter. Valley Fig Growers followed me and responded to a recent tweet of mine. My pal @sandygoddard wants @TheEllenShow to follow him on Twitter. I just want @valleyfig to follow me because … Continue reading

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Barrel Rolling Deep

The menu at Cracker Barrel features items such as Grandpa’s Country Fried Breakfast and Uncle Herschel’s Favorite. However, if you want a smaller meal consisting of only two eggs, two pieces of bacon (or sausage) and two pancakes, they will … Continue reading

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“Show Me Chicken Neck!”

Richard Karn had breakfast on his mind. The actor known for Home Improvement and Family Feud visited Knoxville in his role as spokesperson for Hormel® Compleats® microwaveable meals. I recorded an interview with Richard on Tuesday. I used about three … Continue reading

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Peep Wrangler

For all my talk about Marshmallow Peeps brûlée, you would think that I eat them all the time. In reality, I made them for only the second time tonight. They were just as good as the first time, which was four … Continue reading

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Groovy ‘n’ Peruvian

The aroma wafting from the open door grabbed my son’s attention. He was going to one of the other shops in the strip mall when he changed his plans and went into Sardi’s Pollo A La Brasa instead. When he … Continue reading

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Ask Any Mermaid

On Fridays during Lent, Catholics become pesco-lacto-ovo-vegetarians. We can eat fish, cheese or eggs but not poultry, beef, pork, lamb or several other meats. I will often have a can of tuna and salad greens for lunch. My wife prefers … Continue reading

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Patrick Stew Art

During a trip to the supermarket a few weeks ago, I realized it is almost impossible to find St. Patrick’s Day candy. There are a few items you could order online, such as green M&Ms or shamrock-shaped milk chocolates. This afternoon … Continue reading

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The Case of the Busted Banana

This could be how Norman Bates feels in the morning, I thought to myself when I looked at the kitchen counter. The circumstantial evidence made me think I had attacked a banana in my sleep. During the night, I awoke … Continue reading

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