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.




Zaxby’s Hosts Fundraiser For Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts On Thursday

To support relief efforts for Florida victims of Hurricane Irma, 15 Zaxby’s in the Chattanooga area will host a fundraising event on Thursday, with 10 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. being donated to the American Red Cross. Guests are also able to donate to the Red Cross by visiting http://www.zaxbys.com/hurricanerelief. Participating Zaxby’s locations raised $111,842 ... (click for more)

J.W. Kelly Of Chattanooga Introduces Old Milford Bourbon To Market

In 1866, J.W. Kelly was the first recorded liquor distillery and dealer in Chattanooga. After 50 years of making much-sought-after fine whiskeys, the company’s production was halted due to Prohibition. Now, 100 years later two friends have reestablished the name, spirit, taste, and tradition of J.W. Kelly & Co. by introducing a classic Old Milford Bourbon. This fine spirit will ... (click for more)

State Finds Photos Of Guns Used In Lookout Valley Murders On Morse's Phone, But Defense Says It Got Evidence Too Late

Prosecutors said Monday that there were six photos on the phone of Derek Morse of guns tied to the murder of three people at a Lookout Valley trailer park. However, defense attorney Dan Ripper said the phone should have been checked out years ago - not on the eve of the trial. He said he got the photos last Monday - the day before jury selection began. Prosecutor Lance ... (click for more)

Opportunity Zone Begins Effort To Transform 12 Low-Performing County Schools

The Hamilton County Department of Education announced the new Opportunity Zone team that officials said "will ensure every student is post-secondary ready." The schools in this zone are: Brainerd High, The Howard School, East Lake Middle Academy, Dalewood Middle, Orchard Knob Middle, Barger Academy of Fine Arts, Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy, Clifton Hills ... (click for more)

Titans Hide In The Locker Room

This Sunday, as has been widely reported, the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks both chose to remain in their respective locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium.  Besides the fact that the NFL game operations manual has a rule regarding player behavior during the playing of the National Anthem which requires them to stand at attention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - ‘Let’s Talk Real Life’

In mid-November of 2015, the Missouri football team very unwisely went on strike. A black student had refused to eat until a list of racially-based demands were met. Some on the football team were sympathetic and it quickly morphed into the biggest catastrophe in the annals of higher education. The university would lose hundreds of millions, athletic donations dropped 72 percent, ... (click for more)