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Seriously. Climbing the ladder of meat alternatives, you go from tofu to Vegemite to tempeh, past that thing that calls itself “beyond meat” (mm, strips!), to hummus, and higher. Somewhere past falafel, the air thins, colors brighten, and you begin to feel euphoric. That’s where… Read More >

The Gift Guide for That Friend Who Has More Sky Miles Than the CEO of Delta There is something about lover’s of food that goes hand-in-hand with traveling. Whether it be scouring the globe for inspiring ingredients, traveling miles out of the way for a… Read More >

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Ultimate Gourmet For the person in your life known for hoarding cookbooks and stockpiling truffle oil, we present the 2014 cook’s gift guide. Whether it be a new hobby or life’s passion you’ll find the trendiest and most reliable… Read More >

The Gift Guide for All Things Delicious Dig in and drink up. That’s the theme of our handy gift guide for the consumer. From top of the line spirits to a few of our favorite indulgences, your certain to find a little something for everyone… Read More >

Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly, Tuesday night cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list of questions for our guest chefs or… Read More >

Gear Up for Holiday Baking With Our Thanksgiving Supplies Checklist It’s three weeks until the big day and for many of us, it seems like it we were just celebrating the 4th of July. There’s the menu, décor, guest list, and of course, all that… Read More >

Chef Pease on Working His Way From Boarding School Breakfast to Formal Cuisine At age 15, Christopher Pease discovered his passion for food in the unlikely location of a boarding school kitchen. In the midst of a trying moment in his adolescents, he was both… Read More >

Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly, Tuesday night cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list of questions for our guest chefs or… Read More >

Forget Pumpkins and Cozy Up to Fall With the Beginning of Oyster Season For oyster lovers everywhere, Labor Day means the arrival of fall and an abundance of these salty mollusk delicacies on the half-shell, steamed or roasted, tucked into luscious sauces and baked, in… Read More >

Demystifying Professional Kitchen Vocabulary and Understanding the Term Salamander Curious what a slimy, lizard-like creature is doing in the kitchen? We were too. Well, in all fairness, we knew a salamander was a piece of restaurant equipment, but we were still curious how a heat… Read More >

Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly, Tuesday night cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list of questions for our guest chefs or… Read More >

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) Flourish Amidst a Vibrant Foodie Community Asheville, North Carolina is home to one of the nation’s strongest independent restaurant scenes. With passionate food entrepreneurs, activists, producers, and a heavy emphasis on sustainable practices, not only is this micro region proving there… Read More >

An Exhaustive Guide to Asheville, North Carolina for Epicureans When I traveled to Asheville for my first Food Blog Forum, I wasn’t certain what to expect. Would the bloggers be foodies? Tech geniuses? Maybe they would all be brilliant writers. Turns out, they are all… Read More >

From the Heart of Foodtopia, Biltmore Estate Shines as a Beacon of Culinary Excellence Opulence and grandeur are accepted as commonplace at the Biltmore Estate located in the majestic foothills of Asheville, North Carolina. While visiting for the 2014 Food Blog Forum, I had the… Read More >

From Registered Nurse to Recipe Developer, Meet the Voice Behind Southern Kissed I often meet with people who find their way into the food community after “quitting their day jobs.” That’s the story with food blogger Lynda Self of Southern Kissed Blog. Much like other’s… Read More >

Betty Becca: the Betty Crocker-Inspired Blogger Who Didn’t Know How to Cook Meet Becca Ary, the food blogger who isn’t too big on cooking. That’s right, when she began her blog, it was actually to help get over the fear of the kitchen. Over the… Read More >

Super Dad Brian Mellott Brings Kitchen Know-How to the Web When he’s not chasing his three kids or developing new recipes, you’ll find Brian Mellott hard at work on his blog, This Cookin’ Dad. A stay-at-home father of three, Brian took to documenting his weekly… Read More >

Life, Love, and Good Food: The Blog for the Hopeless Foodie Meet Sheila Thigpen, the writer behind the food blog Life, Love, and Good Food. Her blog is best described as a well curated collection of approachable recipes. When visiting, you’ll find a good combination… Read More >

Serve Up a Scare With Paula Deen’s Favorite “Cauldron” from Lodge With the first few football games under our belt, the pumpkin beverages making their debut, and the kiddos back to school, it’s time to start planning for all the fall festivities. Luckily, Paula Deen… Read More >

Chef Jason Albert on How to Manage Your Team and Kitchen When it comes to the world of foodservice, there isn’t a single track to a management position. For Chef Jason Albert of Hard Rock Cafe, his journey began with a little white lie to… Read More >

Chef Justin Burdett Presents a Flavor-Focused, Locally Inspired Taste of Appalachia When you walk into Ruka’s Table in Highlands, North Carolina, prepare to be transported to a place a bit earthier that what has become the norm in the mountain vacation town. Home to just… Read More >

The Chef for the Foraging, Nose-to-Tail, Militant Locovore Next time you are headed down US 64 in North Carolina, make plans to stop at Ruka’s Table in the bustling, summer town of Highlands. It’s just on the outskirts of town and if you’ve made it… Read More >

From Mortgage Broker to Restaurant Entrepreneur: The Tale of Opening a Restaurant When you Google, “Tips for starting a restaurant” you’re more likely to get “100 Reasons to Throw in the Towel” than anything vaguely helpful. It’s nothing new to hear the horrors of restaurant… Read More >

Gear Up for Another Year Jammed With Activities and Long Commutes with Lékué It’s nearly that time of year when mornings come far too early and life’s lulling summer pattern of backyard BBQ takes a turn toward tailgating and evening homework routines. That’s right, it’s… Read More >

An Industry Insider’s Look at Foodservice Today and a Few Allergen-Free Recipes We recently hosted Chef Young of Tupelo Honey Café, Knoxville in the Chef Supplies by KaTom Demonstration Kitchen for a community cooking class. He came armed with a host of recipes geared to… Read More >

Chef Supplies by KaTom presents a cooking class with Chef Anthony Young of Tupelo Honey Cafe, Knoxville Read More >

How to Add Flavor to Your Favorite Grilled Meals Grilling is an art form. It’s not something you should do haphazardly or on a whim. It requires a bit of finesse and planning ahead. While the process may require a bit more effort than say… Read More >

Take Your Grilling Mastery to the Next Level with these Three Methods When it comes to grilling, humanity has had thousands of years to come up with new, creative ways to complicate things. Admittedly, the majority of these complications are utterly delicious so I suppose… Read More >

The Backyard BBQ & Grilling Check List Gearing up for the 4th of July festivities? Make sure you have everything you’ll need for your big cookout with our backyard BBQ checklist. It’s more than just a few burgers and a cooler of drinks. Make sure… Read More >

A Story From the Streets to Five Star Dining You have seen him on TV, cooked from his recipes, and possibly even made lifestyle changes based on his “food revolution,” but did you know that beyond his entrepreneurial ventures Jamie Oliver’s passion for all things… Read More >

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