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Out of the Frying Pan (and Into the Wok) Starting an independent restaurant wasn’t always the plan for Timothy Joseph, who opened the fast-casual concept Wok Chow in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2011. It may not have been his lifelong dream, but the chef did spend… Read More >

The Mysteries of the Michelin Guide When you think of Michelin, do you picture brand-name tires or an annual restaurant guide? Why not both? Many whose professional or personal lives orbit outside of the culinary world aren’t aware that the French tire company also produces… Read More >

Country Club Chef, Cooking-Class Hero David Pinckney has eaten, breathed, and slept fine dining since he was 16 and washing dishes to earn money for college in his hometown, Knoxville, Tenn. At The Orangery, a family-owned landmark specializing in continental cuisine (think Roger Vergé, André… Read More >

The KitchenAid Planetary Mixer What is a stand mixer doing in your restaurant, bakery, or catering kitchen? If it’s KitchenAid’s 8-quart countertop planetary mixer with bowl lift, it’s making 156 macarons for the dessert special. Whipping the mash. Working egg yolks into the pasta dough…. Read More >

Local Restaurants Stuck in “Grease Trap” At the height of holiday shopping season last week, a handful of restaurants in Knoxville, Tenn.’s thriving downtown Market Square district announced plans to close. Some of those are blaming the cost of a mandatory upgrade to their grease-control… Read More >