Sweet Poochie Autumn Pies

River Dog Bakery owners Brian and Pam Trainor took their love of dogs to the next level with their first golden retriever, Nicholas, who endured unfortunate allergies to common dog snacks. Unwilling to let Nick go without the treats he deserved, the Trainors created a slew of basic recipes for sugar-free and additive-free pies, cookies and other nibbles suitable for canines.…

Simple Seafood on Game Day

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Chad Hernandez  Head chef Frank Aloise has a library of family recipes he brings to the table at Cappuccino’s, but while his Sicilian influence is strong, he knows Knoxville’s need for all things orange and white come fall. Keep it simple on game day with his easy Orange and White Scallops.  Ingredients 4-5 large scallops…

South Side

 Article Courtesy of Libacious | Photography Casey Fox  The South Side is a cocktail classic that dates to at least 1917 — it's in the last American cocktail book printed before the beginning of Prohibition. The South Side enjoyed fame as the house cocktail at New York's famed 21 Club for years but was all but forgotten in the later…

Private Chef Simon Hall

Simon Hall’s passion for the restaurant business came early. The Knoxville native and Webb School graduate was 16 years old when he worked for Copper Cellar Catering. Throw in some restaurant work in Charleston, South Carolina, after high school and the decision to enroll at The New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont, became an easy one. Two years later,…

Healthy Food, Healthy You

Achieving an overall healthy lifestyle is more than just exercise—a healthy diet is a critical component of a healthy you. When trying to eat healthily, consider each ingredient that goes into every meal. Deconstructed recipes illustrate the impact each ingredient has on a meal, allowing home cooks to achieve balance in each dish. KnoxFoodie has been providing insight into Knoxville’s…

Holiday Treats

 It was Thanksgiving 2012.  “Scott and I and the kids were headed to Memphis to visit my family,” Meredith Layton says. “We were talking about the pies and thinking of a name for a certain pie. We were just brainstorming, and I think it was the kids who piped up and said, 'We’re stuck on I-40! Let’s name it the…

Little Chefs

Little chefs can have big dreams. These two Thanksgiving recipes are fun for the whole family to prepare together, with little ones feeling included and grown-ups creating memories and traditions to last a lifetime.

Chef David Ferguson

A true family meal is when the stresses of the day are shared across a table laden with a hearty meal, when heavy moments are lightened with laughter and a family or group of friends can reconnect while nourishing body and soul. This pastime is re-emerging here in West Knoxville, and with a gourmet flair to boot. Chef David Ferguson…