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Step Away from the Mason Jars The wedding trendsetters have spoken. This year’s design direction is less shabby, more chic and less rustic, more classic. Color palettes are stronger, clearer, and more sophisticated. Stately homes in the country and industrial spaces in the city are… Read More >

A Happy Trio of Hot, Boozy Pairings Here at the KaTom kitchen, we’ve been working on our Mixologist merit badge, combining this year’s cru of Girl Scout Cookies with adult beverages. Why not? We like crafts. We also like cookies. Cookiewise, we ordered “one of… Read More >

The Cuisipro Pocket Grater Twenty years ago, if you wanted to turn food into teensy even pieces you could chop it with a knife, shred it with a grater, pulverize it in a mortar or a food processor, skin it with a vegetable peeler, or… Read More >

The Duralex Picardie Tumbler In retrospect, you were probably a little in love with the whole Picardie family. They were cheerful and noisy and seemed to be everywhere—delivering orange juice to schoolchildren, lined three-deep at the bar, steaming with espresso in the coffee shop. Then… Read More >

Is This Heaven? A Chocolate Lounge in Asheville (and a Liquid Truffle Recipe) Forget about that other “most wonderful time of the year.” The off-radar interval after Christmas is better. It’s the bonus time, the time that time forgot, and the best time to steal… 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 Holiday Gift Guide for the One You Truly Love or Just Enjoy Spoiling For the one’s you call expert, connoisseur, or gourmet, we present the crème de la crème in food and beverage preparation and presentation tools and supplies. Truly awe friends and family… Read More >

Cheers to the 2014 Holiday Season and a Gift for Everyone on Your List For the craft beer lovers, cocktail aficionados, wine connoisseurs, and everyone in between, we present the all-things-liquid gift guide to cover nearly anyone on your list. We even tossed in a… 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 >

Zach Calfee Talks Absinthe and Life as a Craft Cocktail Specialist Last week, I headed down to Armada Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee for a few minutes with craft cocktail specialist, Zach Calfee. With a background in molecular gastronomy and passion for developing new twists on… Read More >

Big Batch Cocktails for Fall Festivities Still haven’t settled on your Halloween big batch brew? We called up cocktail expert Zach Calfee of Armada Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee for a few last-minute recipes to impress your guests. Specializing in prohibition-era cocktails, Zach explained a few… 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 >

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 >

Home Brewers Love Them but Who is Cornelius? Ever wonder why this specific keg has such a unique name? It turns out the answer is pretty unimpressive. No, it’s not named for fancy royalty, it’s actually named for the company that once produced the vessels:… 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 Baking to Sipping, Asheville has a Beer for That Asheville, North Carolina is home to the nation’s highest brewery per capita rate with approximately one brewery per 8,000 residents. While visiting for the 2014 Food Blog Forum, Highland Brewing graciously hosted the Taste of… 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 >

The KaTom Sling: KaTom’s Very Own Signature Cocktail Being the foodies that we are. It’s only appropriate that we have our very own cocktail. We wanted it to be representative of our brand but easy enough to replicate at home. To ensure the very best… Read More >

The Life of Your Dairy According to Cruze Farm Girl The last time you sat down to a good meal, chances are you thanked the chef and thought little about the farmer who provided the ingredients. It’s true, much of the credit does go to… 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 >

BUNN coffee visits KaTom Restaurant Supply with their latest in cappuccino brewing technology. Read More >

Your Independence Day To-Do List The most festive holiday of the season has finally made its way around and for many of us it marks the peak of summer. School has been out for a while but it’s not quite time to start gearing up… Read More >

The Coffee Enthusiast For the little ray of sunshine in your life — that is the post-coffee-consumption ray Though a common persona, the coffee enthusiast does not passively partake in a daily cup of joe. This individual seeks out the perfect blend of roasted excellence,… Read More >

Pumpkin-Flavored Recipes for Every Course of the Meal When it comes to fall flavors, there is no doubt that pumpkins are the star of the show. With their rich, creamy flavor and versatility, it’s pretty likely pumpkin will be sneaking into several meals you make… Read More >

To brew or not to brew, is that even a question? It’s not about whether or not you will have that morning cup of joe, or six, it’s about where it’s going to happen. Will you drink up at home, make a cup to go,… Read More >

With These Spirited, Team Recipes, You Will be a Contender for the Ultimate Fan! In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton took the field in what is considered to be the first collegiate football game in history. That year, the season was comprised of just two games… Read More >

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