For the rest of us, the event is a fantastic opportunity for a road trip to gorgeous East Tennessee and a good way to connect to the staple food of seven generations of Tennesseans. And also eat some biscuits and buy stuff.Michelle Bernstein of Miami, the Latina-Jewish James Beard Award winner. (Read a knoxnews.com story about Bernstein's visit here.) Proceeds go to Share Our Strength and Second Harvest.
Saturday opens with—what else?— a biscuit breakfast from Hardee's and Knoxville-area restaurants and caterers.
Foodies may wish to save their calories for the Blackberry Farm Biscuit Brunch. If a stay at the much-praised Walland, Tennessee, Relais & Chateuax property is not on your calendar or in the budget, this $125 brunch could be your best chance to sample to award-winning Foothills Cuisine.
Or get your fill on Biscuit Boulevard, where visitors sample food from participating restaurants and biscuit bakers. Biscuit Bazaar assembles biscuit-friendly wares such as bakeware, jams and artwork into one marketplace.
Dependably civic-minded and legendary Tennessee skillet maker Lodge Cast Iron is sponsoring that day's premiere event: The Biscuit Bake-off.
There are four categories: Traditional Biscuits, Dessert Biscuits, Most Creative Biscuit, and Kids’ Biscuits (the new category this year).