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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: 2014 Southern Food Writing Conference and International Biscuit Festival

Images found on IBF site

One of the yummiest festivals I know will be taking place this week/weekend in Knoxville. For five years this festival has celebrated an essential item on all Southern menus: the biscuit. Every fluffy, buttery bite has created a stir in the food world above and, always, below the Mason Dixon line. The International Biscuit Festival celebrates that little morsel of goodness.

Southern-style restaurants are popping up in almost every major city and Southern chefs are finding themselves working in cities like New York and San Francisco...the love we have for food down here is spreading to all. A huge part of the festival this weekend is the Southern Food Writing Conference that begins on Thursday. Well-known foodies from near and far will participate. Check out the video from last year's conference below to get a better idea. I really, really wish I could go to the conference.

Be sure to check out the speaker line-up for the conference. Pretty amazing. Not only will you hear from fantastic food writers, you will also hear from renown chefs. A meal at Blackberry Farm is one of the many reasons you should attend. 

If you are like me and only available for the weekend check the schedule of events for the many activities you can enjoy. Including a biscuit tasting, Blackberry Farm Biscuit Brunch, the Mr. and Miss Biscuit Pageant (oh yeah! think hilarity not swimsuit competition) and an evening with Tyler Florence among many other fantastic sights and tastes. 

I hope to see you there this weekend!


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