Velo Coffee Roasters has been on Chattanooga's Main Street for almost five years, selling coffee by the cup and delivering bags of beans by bike to businesses across the city. Their original business plan was for slow but steady growth, but now they’re ready to take a big step forward. The coffee roaster they’ve been using is too small and they’d like to replace it.
Two authors co-wrote the latest Tupelo cookbook: Elizabeth Sims, who is a food writer, and Brian Sonoskus, the executive chef at the original Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, N.C. The book centers on food from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it explains how such recipes can differ from the usual Southern fare. In this interview, the authors speak with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors From the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cookbook is available at Tupelo Honey's
Beth Kirby competes on the weekly cooking show MasterChef.
Beth Kirby, a food blogger and amateur chef who lives in Chattanooga, is a weekly contestant on MasterChef. Gordon Ramsay hosts the cooking competition, which airs Wednesday evenings on Fox. In this interview, Kirby tells WUTC what it's like to be on the show, and she talks about her blog, Local Milk.