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Celebrate Mother Nature, Too! Crunchy moms are all about daily healthy choices. Mother’s Day is no exception. Store-bought bonbons and floral frou-frou are right out. So, how to celebrate the natural mom in your life? Indulge her senses, be mindful of her principles, and stay… Read More >

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 >

(Photo courtesy of the Boxty House) And now, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a Irish recipe that answers the question: How do they drink like that? We got it from Pádraic Óg Gallagher, proprietor of the Boxty House restaurant in Dublin’s infamous Temple Bar, who… 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 >

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 >

Bake Cookies, Raise Awareness, and Make Friends #CookieSwap2014 It’s that time of year again. The time when we gather with friends and family, spend countless hours finding perfect gifts, and celebrate traditions of years gone by while creating piles of new ones for years to… Read More >

Bake Up Something Special This Holiday Season A list of gifts to make the holidays a bit sweeter for those who valiantly take on the role of sweetening the other 364 days of the year. Our gift guide for the baker has a few basics… 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 >

Find Out Which Brands These Bloggers Relied on for Cookie Month ’14 Great recipes begin with a bit of creativity but most importantly, great ingredients. During National Cookie Month, several of our favorite bloggers teamed up with a few national brands that they felt represented… 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 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 >

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 >

Come join us for a cooking class at Chef Supplies by KaTom on August 26, 2014 with Chef Mahasti Vafaie of Tomato Head in Knoxville, TN. Chef Mahasti will demonstrate a menu featuring late summer fruits and vegetables. Please call and RSVP to Becky Hayes Read More >

Come join us for a cooking class at Chef Supplies by KaTom on August 12, 2014 with Chef Jeff DeAlejandro of Crown & Goose of Knoxville, TN. Chef Jeff will demonstrate a Farm-to-Table menu including a Crispy Pork Shoulder. Please call and RSVP to Becky… 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 >

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 >

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 >

Understanding the Simplicity and Benefits of Cocottes and Dutch Ovens With the holiday season in full swing, it’s hard to think a few weeks ahead when life will normalize and we will be back to cooking for our families instead of crowds. Soups and casseroles… Read More >

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are Great for any Recipe Trying to convince a loved one you need a KitchenAid stand mixer? Looking to find the perfect recipes to break in your new mixer? Skip the search and begin here. We have the top five reasons you… Read More >

Fry Up Sufganiyot for a Taste of Modern Israeli Hanukkah Traditions Pay close attention, because you are officially running out of time. With just a few hours left of the Hanukkah festivities, it’s time to gear up for a Sufganiyot farewell to the Festival of… Read More >

Bring the Best of Both Worlds Together with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Recipes This year, the culinary stars have aligned in unique fashion. Not only will we be celebrating Thanksgiving in late November, but as we indulge in piles of turkey and pie, the Jewish Festival… Read More >

All We Are Saying is Give Green Beans a Chance This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving seems to often consist of many delicious, starchy favorites like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and dressing. Growing up, one of the quickest side dishes to go on our table was sautéed… Read More >

A Quick Guide to Properly Brining Your Thanksgiving Turkey There is much debate over whether a Thanksgiving turkey should be brined. Some chefs argue that it degrades the natural state of the meat while others swear by its ability to infuse a turkey with delicious… Read More >

Food Processor Guide and Hummus Recipe How-To There are never enough useless gadgets and gismos – said no one ever. When it comes to useless junk, it seems there are individuals that have made a life of creating things to clutter your valuable kitchen real… Read More >

Sweet, Salty, Sour, and Savory? Try this Cheese Month Recipe for Figgy Delight! It may be meatless Monday but don’t “Greve.” Today it’s your chance to enjoy delicious cheeses. This month is especially appropriate for cheese monger’s indulgence as across the U.S. the 3rd annual… 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 >

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 >

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