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Tennessee Culinary Travel

TennesseeCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Tennessee is a hot spot for great eating adventures with cuisine to speak to all of your senses. With great restaurants, fantastic food festivals, products made in Tennessee, or homegrown goodies fresh off the farm, you are sure to find a special place in your vacation for some Tennessee tastes. Sink your teeth into some down-home cooking with Tennessee classics like juicy barbecue, famous country hams, and flaky biscuits. Or treat yourself to our upscale or trendy urban eateries with international cuisine and creative twists on traditional southern cooking. Get your culinary groove on with the best in comfort food, from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Whether you are looking for the best breakfast to start your day, great diner food, or a relaxing, casual family dinner, a taste of Tennessee can help you make your vacation unforgettable.

— Tennessee Cooking Schools —

Glass Bazaar
Knoxville 865-584-9072
Since 1970, we have been supplying distinctive gifts for the table and the gourmet kitchen from our store in Knoxville, Tennessee. We also offer a variety of cooking classes, which include recipes, instruction and samples of each meal prepared.
Julie’s Cooking Service
Murfreesboro 615-631-2252
Each class will focus on a specific topic such as chicken, beef, pork, sauces, appetizers, desserts, etc. We will cover different methods of preparing ahead, shopping tips, stocking your freezer, and recipes that are easy and wholesome. My hope is that you will leave with a renewed joy of cooking.
Mantia’s Cooking Classes
Memphis 901-762-8560
When it comes to fine food, whether you like to eat it, cook it, or just talk about it, Mantia's is the place for you! While we will only schedule a few classes through August, it is our plan to fill up our cooking class schedule for the fall.
River Oaks Restaurant
Memphis 901-683-9305
River Oaks is modern French-American bistro where the traditions of French cuisine meet the flavors of the American market. You can watch the chef in action while he prepares your meal in the kitchen with our white tablecloth covered “Chef's Table.”

Taste What's Happening!

Laudedale County Tomato Festival

7/8/2016 - 7/9/2016
Live Music, Tomato Contest, Tomato Tasting, 5-K Run, Pageant and Tomato Farmer of the Year.
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BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest

7/22/2016 - 7/23/2016
KCBS sanctioned Contest
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Toast Of Jackson, A Festival Of Fine Wine & Art

A celebration of local and regional wineries.
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l’Eté du Vin

7/28/2016 - 7/30/2016
The signature event of the Nashville Wine Auction and the country’s oldest charity wine auction.
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Grainger County Tomato Festival

7/29/2016 - 7/31/2016
Tomato and produce sales, three stages of entertainment, tractor show, living history area, art, children's activities and Tomato Wars.
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Music City Brewer's Fest

Samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries in the world.
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Smokin' in McMinnville BBQ Competition

8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016
This Tennessee state competition draws professional barbecue teams from all over the United States along with area backyard grill-masters
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Southern Brewers Festival

Microbrewers from across the country present over 30 ales & lagers, including live music and plenty of food.
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Music City Festival & BBQ Championship

8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
Over 100 BBQ cook teams competing in a TN State Champion event sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the KC BBQ Society.
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Smoke in the Valley

Backyard BBQ competition & festival
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Best Memphis Burger Fest

Best Memphis Burger Fest is Memphis' biggest and best in eating and cooking competitions. Live music.
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Tennessee Soybean Festival

9/3/2016 - 9/10/2016
Big Bean and Service Awards, BBQ Cookoff and Live Entertainment.
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Wine on the River World Tour

Held on the beautiful Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect place with breathtaking views overlooking downtown Nashville.
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International Cowpea Festival & Cookoff

Cook-off focusing on cowpea recipes, marketplace with arts & crafts, produce and other local items, entertainment, food vendors and a heritage area.
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Music City Food + Wine Festival

9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016
Indulge in hundreds of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits purveyors.
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Cumberland Homesteads Apple Festival

9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016
Everything Apple with fried apple pies, cold cider, apples by the bag or by the bushel, and a variety of baked goods and treats featuring apples.
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Wine Over Water

Tennessee's premier wine tasting festival, with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga.
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National Banana Pudding Festival

10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016
National Banana Pudding Cook-Off & Auction. Lots of really good Southern comfort food Come taste the sweetness!
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Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

A variety of dance & music performance, authentic food & exotic tastes from around the world, marketplace, and so much more!
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Nashville Whiskey Festival

Never before has an event incorporated so many of the country's distillers, creators, experts and influences in the whiskey world all in one place.
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