Tag Archives: Cookbooks

“Top Chef” judge signs books at Ponce City Market, beer dinner and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hugh Acheson will sign books at Ponce City Market this week. Photo credit: Erik Tanner.

Book signing at Ponce City Market. Beer dinner. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all three of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, Jan. 23: For a special four-course beer dinner with  Eventide Brewing, head to Double Zero at 6:30 p.m. Executive chef Edwin Molina will serve seasonal specials such as oysters on the half shell with a Kolsch mignonette and pork cheek ragu paired with ...

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4 foodie gifts for novice cooks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Give a collection of salts and seasonings blended by Kevin Gillespie this holiday. Photo credit: Red Beard Merchandise.

There’s an old proverb that goes something like this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.

This Christmas, give novice cooks lifetime gifts. If they want to learn to cook, send them to culinary class where they’ll learn everything from knife basics to braising or present them with a cookbook for in-home learning. Check out the four gifts below. While they are for giving, it’s perfectly ...

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How Nadine Redzepi Is Making a Name for Herself

Source: Grub Street NY

Nadine Levy Redzepi had no intention of ever writing a cookbook. Or working at Noma.

When she became pregnant with her first of three daughters, who’s now 9, Nadine started recording her recipes to pass them down, privately, within her family. Her husband, René Redzepi — the owner of …

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How Helen Goh Became Yotam Ottolenghi’s Go-to Baker

Source: Grub Street NY

When Helen Goh was growing up in Malaysia, dinner always required a certain degree of constructive criticism. “At the table, you would not get away with just, ‘Thanks, Mum,'” Goh says. “You would have to say what was nice about the food, what you didn’t like, and how could she …

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Inside Wylie Dufresne’s First-Ever Cookbook, Devoted to the Recipes (and People) of WD~50

Source: Grub Street NY

“I love a dish where everything is not what is seems,” writes the chef, Wylie Dufresne, in wd~50: the Cookbook. The book, which Dufresne co-wrote with Peter Meehan, is his first. It’s out on October 17, almost three years after wd~50 closed for good. In other words, …

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A good meal is only a tweet away with these 140-character recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cauliflwr Chorizo Hash from the “Recipe Shorts” cookbook. / Photo by Anja Schmidt

We get it — you’re busy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat well, as the book “Recipe Shorts: Delicious Dishes in 140 Characters” by Andrea Stewart proves (though she might have more room to play with for a future book — the social media platform is testing new 280-character limit for tweets).

Check out some of our favorite recipes from the book below, and tweet us at @ajcdining with your go-to recipe reduced to 140 characters or less.

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Fall Folklife Festival at Atlanta History Center promises fun for food lovers

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cooking demonstrations by culinary historian Michael Twitty are part of numerous activities scheduled for the Fall Folklife Festival at the Atlanta History Center this weekend. / Contributed by Atlanta History Center 

This Saturday, the Atlanta History Center will dish out fun for the entire family at the Fall Folklife Festival. At this celebration of Southern culture, there will be arts and crafts, music and storytelling and lots to do in the form of food.

Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty, author of the recently released “The Cooking Gene,” will be on-hand all day doing open-hearth cooking demonstrations.

A bee encounter will ...

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A Baking Book That Celebrates the Science of Junk Food

Source: Grub Street NY

Stella Parks doesn’t really like cookbooks. That’s surprising, since Parks is an award-winning pastry chef, a successful baking blogger, and now a cookbook author. And she does like the idea of cookbooks, but she says she’s been turned off over the years by books that rely on repetitive recipes, outdated …

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Now here’s a hot summertime read: A study of peppers, and how they pep up Latin food

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Read this cookbook: “Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums that Forever Changed Flavor” by Maricel E. Presilla (Lorena Jones Books/Ten Speed Press, $35)


By Wendell Brock

Of all the foods that the Americas gave the world – from corn and quinoa to cacao and peanuts – peppers are among the most vivid, varied, prolific and peripatetic.

Maricel E. Presilla, the Cuban-born chef who has won James Beard Awards for both her cooking (at Cucharamama in Hoboken, N.J.) and her writing (the masterful “Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America”), now applies her scholarly rigor, and considerable cooking ...

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Famed cookbook editor Judith Jones dies at 93

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Knopf editor Judith Jones delivers her acceptance speech after she received the lifetime achievement award during the 2006 James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony, in New York. / (AP Photo Richard Drew, File)

Editor Judith Jones, who was responsible for introducing readers to Julia Child amongst other chefs and cookbook authors, died this morning at her home in Vermont at 93.

She convinced Alfred Knopf of Knopf Publishing to publish Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Other noted cookbook authors she championed over the years include James Beard, Edna Lewis, Marcella Hazan, ...

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Food and dining news of the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day find out how to celebrate below./Photo by Chris Hunt.

4 Rivers Smokehouse is opening tomorrow. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on July 25 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the new location for the barbecue chain. AJC announced last fall that 4 Rivers would be opening its first Georgia location bringing some of the southeast’s best barbecue to Atlanta.

4 Rivers Smokehouse, 822 Marietta St NW, Atlanta. 844-474-8377. 4rsmokehouse.com.

Osteria Mattone is open on Mondays beginning July 17. The Italian restaurant in Roswell will now be open from 5 – 9:30 p.m. for dinner service.


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The Hidden Risks of Writing a Cookbook

Source: Grub Street NY

Chef Chris Fischer hadn’t thought much about writing a cookbook. He was busy enough managing his grandmother’s 56-year-old, five-acre Beetlebung Farm on Martha’s Vineyard, where he often hosted dinners, as well as working as the chef at the Beach Plum Inn. But after an editor from Little, …

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Food news roundup: Fourth of July edition

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fireworks over Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia.

Happy 4th of July!

4 places to celebrate July 4th in metro Atlanta

It’s watermelon season. Get creative with these recipes

Stock Up: Three Tools for the Perfect All-American Meal for the Fourth of July

Four foodie ways to enjoy the AJC Peachtree Road Race

The summer’s best barbecue cookbooks

Fire up the grill for these hamburgers

Get grilling with these recipes

Step up your grilling game with these steak recipes

Photos: Everything you need for your grill

Follow these food safety tips for your July 4th cookout

 Restaurant News

Food news roundup: Fourth of July edition

Ecco gets a new exec chef

Fifth ...

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A roundup of this week’s food news

Standing in line at Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah is as much a part of the tradition as eating the nearly century-old company’s frozen treats. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Food and dining news of the week

Babalu Tapas and Tacos will open its first Atlanta location at 33 Peachtree Place later this summer. The executive team for the restaurant was announced this week, and Jeffery McGar has been named as executive chef. McGar has been cooking in Atlanta kitchens since 1997, spending time at Cellar 56 and City Winery, among other venues.

Beginning on June 12, City Winery will open for lunch. Guests can grab midday bites and even a glass of wine from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coalition Food and Beverage has its chef de cuisine in place. Ryan Jensen, previously sous chef at sister restaurants Table & Main and Osteria Mattone, will work alongside executive chef Woolery Back at Coalition Food and Beverage. The restaurant is slated to open in Alpharetta this fall.


Celebrate this cookie company’s first birthday on June 10 with a sweet treat

Local Korean restaurant to supply in flight meals for Delta

Four-time Olympian headed to Atlanta to discuss diet for runners

Winner of Atlanta’s favorite doughnut shop

Numerous Atlanta chefs join better burger quest

A roundup of this week’s food news

The Curry Laksa at new Asian restaurant CO features shrimp, shredded chicken, bun rice noodles, cucumber, basil and baby bok choy in a spicy coconut broth./Photo credit: CO Restaurant

Restaurant Openings and Closings

New Italian concept coming to West Midtown

Sandy Springs steakhouse closes after 2 years in business

New restaurant CO brings noodles, sushi to Poncey-Highland

East Atlanta gets spicier with new Jamaican restaurant

New pizzeria opens today in Kennesaw

New Cuban restaurant to open in East Cobb

Alpharetta sports bar to relocate

New restaurant opens at new Doubletree in Dunwoody

New Italian restaurant coming to Atlantic Station

Popular ramen hotspot in Old Fourth Ward closes for the summer

A roundup of this week’s food news

Congress Street Up, the speakeasy inside the newly opened American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, serves classic cocktails like the Aviation, Sidecar and Mary Pickford. The bar is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Food Destination: Savannah

A food lover’s short list for fueling up in Savannah

When your vacation is no respite from your food routine

When’s the last time you dined in Savannah?

American Prohibition Museum opens in Savannah

New Georgia cat cafe lets you sip wine while cuddling adoptable kitties

A roundup of this week’s food news

Watermelon slushy made with lavender honey. Styled by Dianna Tribble. Photo by Dianna Tribble

Where and what to eat, what to cook, what to buy

Have you tried this jerk chicken?

Healthy Cooking: Use scallops to make friends with your cast-iron skillet

26 reasons to eat in Dunwoody this Saturday

Stock Up: This Father’s Day treat Dad to breakfast in bed

Ice cream recipes easy to lick

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these OTP ice cream spots

The best barbecue cookbooks of the summer

Summer cookbooks praise vegetables 

First Look: French meets Southern at Petit Chou in Cabbagetown

Snapchat Taste Test: Healthy snacks

Create this summer slushy with lavender honey and watermelon

A roundup of this week’s food news

9 Mile Station’s Trolley Car Spritz cocktails./ Photo credit: Adrienne Harris.

Atlanta Bar Scene

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall has introduced adult slushies, available at its camper on the grove throughout the summer. Right now you can grab the alcoholic slushies in a few different flavors including blood orange Moscow mule and sangria. More flavors are on the way.

Frozen pops and alcohol combine for a cooling cocktail now available at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. The booze-infused ice pops can be paired with either prosecco or rosé wine. The pops come in a variety of flavors, including Limoncello, Blueberry with prosecco and Peach and Raspberry with Rosé.

Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Red Brick Whale Shark Wheat

9 Mile Station’s refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer brunch

Restaurant reviews

Review: Sasser brings her wit to Hampton + Hudson 

Review: Good times with a global touch at Bon Ton

Review: Beers and Japanese bites at Hopstix Brewery

Review: At Double Zero, shared plates can delight; pasta and pizza miss the mark


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A roundup of this week’s food news

The best barbecue cookbooks of the summer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

“The best new barbecue cookbooks explore the devoted lives, complex preparations, creative possibilities and diverse practices that gravitate around smoke and meat.

‘Praise the Lard’ by Mike Mills and Amy Mills (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25)

A cookbook from the legendary father-daughter team behind 17th Street Barbecue in Illinois, Praise The Lard might be the one must-have barbecue book of the year.

The tongue-in-cheek religious themes for the chapters (“The Holy Trinity: Seasoning, Smoke, and Sauce”) are no joke. This is a barbecue bible for devotees who want to know the nitty-gritty gospel of traditional pork barbecue. Why does a ...

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Where to eat and drink on Mother’s Day, PBR opens at the Battery, Richard Blais is teaming up with Hands On Atlanta and other food news in Metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Andrew Jones riding the bull at PBR at Live! at the Battery. Photo credit: Jeff Roffman Photography

The grand opening of PBR Atlanta is tonight. To celebrate the opening of the new cowboy bar located directly across from SunTrust Park, country rapper Colt Ford will be performing in the Live! plaza at 8:30. PBR, named after the Professional Bull Riders association, features a mechanical bull that adds to the full country experience. Last week the bull was named after former Braves player Andrew Jones.

PBR, 800 Battery Ave Se #130, Atlanta. 404-494-1150. batteryatl.com/.

Where to eat and drink on Mother’s Day, PBR opens at the Battery, Richard Blais is teaming up with Hands On Atlanta and other food news in Metro Atlanta this week

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Salad for President’s Julia Sherman Hauls Citrus and Avocados Back From Los Angeles

Source: Grub Street NY

Artist Julia Sherman first turned her love of greens into a blog, Salad for President, and as of next week, her recipes (along with interviews with creative professionals like Laurie Anderson and Alice Waters) will be available in her debut cookbook. Sherman, who also works as …

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Food truck celebration, Mother’s Day brunch and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to 101 Steak for a Mother’s Day brunch featuring lots of food plus a libation station. HANDOUT / 101 Concepts.

Food truck celebration. Mother’s Day brunch buffet. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, May 9: During An Evening in South Africa, patrons will have a four-course dinner featuring roasted duck steak and poached sea bass, paired perfectly with hand-selected South African wines from 7-10 p.m. at Cape Dutch. A seat at ...

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8 food and drink facts about the Kentucky Derby

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The $1,000 Mint Julep is served in the Silver Noble cup. Photo by Rachel Taylor.

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition. Along with the horse racing, the Derby allows us to celebrate, party and indulge in some traditional Kentucky dishes and cocktails.

Here are 8 food and drink facts to know come Derby Day.

 1. Classic Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a classic southern drink and has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Each year more than 120,000 Mint Juleps are sold during Derby weekend at the Churchill Downs racetrack.

2. That’s a lot of ...

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Crazy about grain bowls? Find out how to win the Grain Bowl cookbook

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Learn how to construct the perfect grain bowl with this cookbook.

Bowls are everywhere. The healthy trend is easy to find in restaurants and at home. This week AJC food and beer writer Bob Townsend explores the growing trend and how you can bring recipes like, Mole Teff and Chicken with avocado and crema, and Baked Oatmeal with lemon thyme and ricotta, it into your own kitchen.

Need some more inspiration? We are giving away a copy of “Grain Bowls: Bulgur wheat, quinoa, barley, rice, spelt and more by Anna Shillinglaw Hampton,” which shows you how to construct the ...

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Bowls of Plenty

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Baked Oatmeal With Lemon Thyme and Ricotta. Photo by Adriene Hughes

Bowls have been a big deal for a while now, part of the trend toward healthy, crunchy, avocado toast-eating that culminated in a recent New York Times Food story that declared, “The Hippies Have Won.”

But other than jazzing up a bowl of oatmeal with banana slices, slivered almonds and honey, I’ve never been tempted to go back to the era of “The Moosewood Cookbook” for inspiration.

That is until is until I took a look at “Bowls of Plenty” (Grand Central Life & Style, $28), the new cookbook ...

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Cooking skills need an upgrade? Find out how to win the cookbook that will help you out

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Tonya Morris prepares and grills fresh cobia with black rice and sauteed tomatoes at the outside grill at Southern Art in Buckhead. Styling by Tonya Morris. Photo by Chris Hunt/Special

Grilling season is around the corner. Cooking at home can be a daunting task if you’re not a professional chef. However, fine cuisine and home cooking doesn’t have to be complicated.

AJC food writer C. W. Cameron explored women behind the grill in Atlanta and they shared some tips to get the best out of your grill this season. Once you’re armed with these tips and a grill ...

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6 recipes for a rainy day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Need a project on a rainy day? Make biscuits using a recipe from Flora & Flour owner/chef Lauren Raymond. (Chris Hunt/Special)

The weather is miserable in Atlanta today. Storms rolling through the area may have put a dent in your plans, but don’t let it wreck your day. Turn on some tunes, get the oven warming, don the apron and start cooking. Here are six recipes for a rainy day.

Beef barley soupNew York Times food writer Melissa Clark is helping home cooks everywhere change their dinner game with her latest cookbook. Clark also comes to your ...

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Love your Instant Pot? Find out how to win the ultimate cookbook

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tucker Berta Sarkisian’s “Melt-off the Bone Juicy Whole Chicken” prepared in the Instant Pot. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The cult of the Instant Pot can be traced back to Black Friday 2016, when the kitchen gadget went on sale for $70 (it’s normally $100) on Amazon. Home cooks clamored to get it, and the obsession around the all-in-one tool has shown no signs of slowing down.

AJC food and beer writer Bob Townsend got some locals on the Atlanta food scene to share their Instant Pot recipes, including Melt-off-the-Bone Juicy Whole Chicken and a take on Bocca Lupo’s Garganelli ...

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