In August, Local Corn Is Right Here, Right Now

Monday, August 05, 2013

Starting Monday, and running through the month of August, Gaining Ground will host an online recipe contest, aimed at encouraging cooks to share their recipes using local corn and provide tools for cooking with local food from the Chattanooga community. Gaining Ground Facebook fans will be able to vote for their favorite recipe, with the most voted recipe winning a gift certificate to the Brainerd Farmers Market. This contest is part of the Right Here, Right Now campaign, which focuses on seasonality and celebrates Chattanooga's best flavors.

"We are seeing a busier Farmers Market this summer with new customers seeking out seasonal produce," said Chris Casanova, manager of the Brainerd Farmers Market. "When customers come to our market, they see what's in season, and start to eat according to availability. Accompanied by cooking demos, samples, and farmer inspired recipe cards, the market is not only where one can get to know their farmer and shop for local groceries, but also a place where customers can be supported with educational opportunities."

Along with a recipe contest and farmer inspired recipe cards (available at participating farmers markets), other events around Chattanooga will also celebrate local food:

  • Aug. 9: Farm to Table Cooking Demo at Dish T' Pass, 6:30 p.m.; 302 W. 6th Street, dishtpass.com
  • Aug. 11: Five Star Food Fight at the Chattanooga Market; Sundays, 11 - 4 p.m.; TN Pavilion, Facebook.com/chattamarket
  • Aug. 15:  "Experiencing Slow Food" with Slow Food Chattanooga, 6 p.m., Hunter Museum, huntermuseum.org
  • Aug. 23: Foodstory Dinner with Chef Nathan Flynt of Famous Nater's at Dish T' Pass, 6:30 p.m.; 302 W. 6th Street, dishtpass.com
  • Aug. 31: Local Food Cooking Class with Gaining Ground at Mia Cucina, 6 p.m., 345 Frazier Avenue, theplaceforcooks.com

Visit the provided websites for more information and how to RSVP: Facebook.com/growchattanooga, Twitter: @GainGroundCHA, Instagram: @gainingground;  #CHAlocalfood.


Charles Siskin: Sandwiches

I read in the local paper recently about a sandwich contest and how this one young woman had reached the finals with her blackberry, salmon and avocado entry. That should be reason enough to cancel my subscription. Honestly do you really think the Earl of Sandwich would have awarded that sweet thing anything more than the guillotine for such a concoction? Well actually the only ... (click for more)

New Cuban/ Brazilian Restaurant L-2 Fuel Opening At 100 Market St.

Two restaurants and two bars applied for and were issued beer permits by the City Beer Board on Thursday. . A new Cuban/ Brazilian restaurant L-2 Fuel, is opening at 100 Market St. across the street from the Aquarium. With the capacity of 50, there will be a full bar in addition to the restaurant and will offer outdoor seating. With a warning that many different forms ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The Sheriff's Office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)

Police Seek Lookout Mountain Man, 73, Missing Since Friday

The Dade County Sheriff's Department is looking for Freddie Wooten, 73. Mr. Wooten was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan with the license plate number, THM1418. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and navy pants. Anyone who has seen Mr. Wooten, or has information regarding the case, is asked to contact the Dade County Sheriff's Office at 706 657-3233. (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)