Anne Braly

Anne Braly

Anne Braly, an award-winning food and travel writer, lives in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. Former food editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, she is now pursuing a very active freelance career, including a weekly food column and frequent food stories for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, as well as WordSouth Publishing, and y' Her stories have also appeared in Mississippi magazine, Delta magazine, Chattanooga magazine and Orlando magazine.

A staycation at Riverview Inn on the side of Lookout Mountain can include making s'mores and enjoying a hot cup of coco by a roaring fire on an autumn evening. (Photo: Riverview Inn)

Tennessee hotels try to recoup losses through offerings to locals

By: - September 9, 2020

Katie Gooden, a Chattanooga physician and mother of three young children, decided on the spur of the  moment to take her six-year-old daughter, Emily, on a staycation in the Scenic City.  Reservations at The Edwin, one of downtown Chattanooga’s most-popular hotels with its catbird seat on the Tennessee River, are usually hard to come by. However, […]

Marty Irby and Rep. Steve Cohen in 2019 at a Capitol Hill press conference on soring and the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. Photo Credit: Animal Wellness Action

Tennessee Walking Horse legislation advances

By: - July 29, 2020

Legislation to further boost the effort to protect Tennessee Walking horses took another step forward as Amendment 38, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, won bipartisan support Friday in Congress as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Agriculture spending package. The amendment would yield $750,000 in funding for the USDA’s Office of Inspector […]

Cheese made fresh on the farm fills the cases in the cheese shop at Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, Tenn. (Photo:Sweetwater Valley Farm)

Support your local cheesemaker

By: - June 26, 2020

Restaurants are making a slow comeback and grocery store shelves are beginning to fill again, albeit slowly. But there are industries that continue to suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among them: locally made cheese. “It’s been challenging during the pandemic for farms that produce cheese products to move large quantities through grocery and restaurant […]

The menu at Herman's in Chattanooga features oxtail, collards, crowder peas, yams and more every Wednesday. (Photo: Anne Braly)

Soul food: From the trauma of slavery came beautiful cuisine

By: - June 19, 2020

It’s 9:30 a.m. and the collard greens, crowder peas and butter beans are ready; the oxtails are roasting in the oven; and the pigs feet and ham hocks are simmering on the stove. It’s Soul Food Wednesday at Herman’s Soul Food and Catering in Chattanooga. Rodney Billups and his crew have been cooking since 6 […]