Local Lifestyle Blogger Releases First Brunch E-Book

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Local writer and blogger, Shawanda Mason-Moore, has released her first e-book centered around brunch. The book, “Eat.Drink.Brunch!” features 20 brunch recipes ranging from main dishes to cocktails. 

According to Google Trends data, search interest in brunch has been steadily rising since 2014 and interest doesn’t seem to be fading.

“'Eat.Drink.Brunch!' encourages folks to step out of their comfort zones and try America’s most popular meal, at home. With recipes like shortbread French toast sticks and sriracha fried eggs, 'Eat.

Drink.Brunch!' makes brunch at home a breeze," officials said.

“Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is an extension of the author’s blog, Eat.Drink.Frolic.
 
“Eat.Drink.Frolic. was started 7 years ago to encourage more cooking and entertaining at home,” says Ms. Mason-Moore. “Brunch can seem like a daunting task to serve at home and with this e-book, I wanted to create a collection of recipes that are delicious and easy to replicate.”

In the book, brunch is defined as a “socially acceptable excuse for day drinking.” In addition to food, you’ll also find cocktail recipes perfect for a weekend brunch. “One of my favorite cocktails featured in “Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is what I call the Bad & Boozy Mimosa, which is a bold and boozier take on a traditional mimosa,” says Ms. Mason-Moore.

“Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is $12.  Readers are encouraged to share photos of them trying recipes by using the hashtag, #EatDrinkBrunch. 

About the author
Shawanda Mason-Moore is the writer behind the blog, Eat.Drink.Frolic. She's also the co-founder of the Tennessee nonprofit, The Chattery, and the founder of a quarterly brunch series for creative women entrepreneurs called, The Brunch Collective. When she's not experimenting with new food or drink recipes, you can find her obsessing over pineapples, fancy cocktails and watching reruns of Golden Girls.



FiveStar Food Fight Presented By Springer Mountain Farms

Chattanooga Market will host the finale event to  Chattanooga Magazine's Restaurant Week  on July 30. The FiveStar Food Fight presented by  Springer Mountain Farms . Market patrons will be able to watch five local chefs show off their culinary skills for a live cooking competition. The participating chefs have been carefully selected, and ... (click for more)

"Farm To Table At Morning Pointe" Puts Local Food On Residents' Plates

Morning Pointe Senior Living announced its new latest initiative aimed at making mealtime memorable for residents through locally-grown, farm-fresh vegetables and fruits. The new dining services program will emphasize regionally grown produce for Morning Pointe communities through partnerships with farmers near Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville, and Lexington, Ky. Morning ... (click for more)

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson Booked At County Jail; Says He Is Not Guilty

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was booked at the Bradley County Jail Friday morning. He faces six separate charges of altering/falsifying/forging a title plate assignment. Sheriff Watson, a former state legislator, posted a $30,000 bond. He issued this statement, "For more than a year, I have confronted numerous accusations from some who desire to have more control ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Shoves Back

The Hamilton County School Board, told that ‘no’ was not an option three months ago when state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen arrived to take over five floundering public schools, may have to ask the Governor to call out the Tennessee Guard. A very vocal School Board shoved a bitter ultimatum right back into McQueen’s lap during a work session Thursday night and showed it ... (click for more)