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Happy Pi Day! It can help us search the universe to find new planets, look into the tiniest particles to measure their properties, determine the strength of gravity, and find out how DNA makes us who we are. It’s used in designing buildings and pharmaceuticals,… Read More >

Saying Goodbye to a Friend and a Culinary Giant The KaTom family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sam Beall, whose outsized impact on the hospitality and culinary worlds both here in East Tennessee and well beyond will shape both for years… Read More >

Go International for Your Oscar Party Menu Each year, as the hotly-anticipated awards season simmers down, we find ourselves tuning into the Oscars for various reasons: to furiously live-tweet commentary about everything from the fashion to the results, to cringe with second-hand embarrassment as hosts… Read More >

100,000 Opportunities for the Youth of America A hundred thousand: the number was hard to miss last week when Starbucks and 11 other high-profile private companies served up an initiative to train and hire at least that many young people ages 16-24 for what are called middle-skill jobs–jobs… Read More >

Restaurants to Writers: Shut Up and Eat! “First of all, this isn’t [your choice of affluent trendsetting restaurant location here]. My customers don’t care what some paid food writer thinks. Apps and the Internet have made everyone a food authority or a restaurant critic these… Read More >

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