outdoor Archives

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 >

The Tough Choices that Make or “Brake” a Food Truck Build On March 14, 2013, I started to build a mobile kitchen. I’d been selling fried pies from a small wooden stand, but that wasn’t quite cutting it. I needed more space, running water, electricity,… Read More >

Cook Up Something Special for Your Favorite Griller For the grill master extraordinaire we bring you the 2014 griller’s gift guide. This species is known for braving the cold to suffice steak cravings and is possibly more picky about fuel selection than a race car… Read More >

Brute: It’s More Than Just a Trashcan Known for their “Brute” strength, Brute trashcans by Rubbermaid go far beyond their call as trash receptacles to stand in for a myriad of other purposes. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, these commercial-duty cans easily… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 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 >

Celebrate the 4th of July with American Made Products In celebration of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a list of our made, designed, or assembled in the U.S.A. products for both professional and home chefs. Not only are many of these products staples in the kitchen,… Read More >

The History of the Taco and a Goat Cheese Taco Recipe The origins of the taco are debated, but there are references of taco-like foods dating back as far as 1520. The reference mentions some sort of party involving Cortes and his men. That’s right,… Read More >

It’s summer time which means grill time. Let’s get cookin’ with a great new kabob recipe! Whether you’re looking for a new recipe or a twist on an old one, this kabob recipe will surely please a crowd. Sweet sesame summer kabobs can be prepared… Read More >

Don’t Miss Out on Your Last Opportunities to Grill As grilling season comes to an end, we at KaTom offer you two recipes that can easily added to a salad, served as a side, or presented as an appetizer. The first is a grilled nectarine… Read More >

The Best Way to Cool off from the Summer Heat? Margaritas! If you’re like me, then you’re probably feeling pretty miserable right now because of this exhausting heat. I absolutely cannot stand it. I have no pool in my backyard, so no cooling off for… Read More >