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Stock Up: Three Mixes to Help You Eat Healthy in 2018

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

There’s a lot to be said for shelf-stable mixes. Easy to keep on hand and convenient to use, they’re great pantry staples, especially when they’re made with real ingredients. These days many are gluten-free as well.

Real Pancakes

Birch Benders “Micro-Pancakery” makes over a dozen pancake and waffle mixes that are as simple as possible to use. Just add water. Truly. That’s it. We tried the Paleo mix. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. My not-Paleo, not-a-fan-of-“diet”-food husband said, “These are great pancakes.” That was high praise indeed. Birch Benders also offers traditional mixes like buttermilk, organic mixes that come ...

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How Chef Akhtar Nawab Makes Alta Calidad’s Mind-blowing, Indian-Mexican-European Bone-Marrow Roti

Source: Grub Street NY

Alta Calidad — a sunny corner dining room in Prospect Heights — is billed as “innovative Mexican,” though that description doesn’t tell the restaurant’s entire story. Instead, it’s best to look at the restaurant’s “roti,” which itself is a bit misnamed. A classic Indian roti is just wheat flour, …

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These are some of the best cookies to eat and make on National Cookie Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s Christmas cookie season, but we’re giving all cookies some love on National Cookie Day. Check out some of our local favorites, plus some of the best recipes to make your own at home.

 

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These are some of the best cookies to eat and make on National Cookie Day

Little Tart Bakeshop owner Sarah O’Brien shared the recipe for these Lavender Lemon Sables. / Photo by Chris Hunt

Make these:

Little Tart Bakery’s lavender lemon sables

8Arm’s whole wheat double chocolate chip ...

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8 hands-on classes in metro Atlanta to get you cooking for the holidays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Vino Venue in Dunwoody. Photo courtesy of Vino Venue.

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays. Read on to see what’s cooking near you…

  1. Vino Venue
    Located just outside the perimeter in Dunwoody, Vine Venue is a unique ...

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VIDEO: Make this crowd-pleasing side dish from Ted’s Montana Grill for Thanksgiving

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Squash casserole from Ted’s Montana Grill / Photo courtesy of Ted’s Montana Grill

If you’re still putting together your Thanksgiving dinner menu, Ted’s Montana Grill’s Aunt Fannie’s squash casserole should make the cut. The savory dish is easy to make and provides a perfect complement to main dishes. Watch Ted’s chef Cooper Baldwin prepare it below, and scroll down for the full recipe and more Thanksgiving recipes and ideas.

 

Ingredients

3 pounds sliced yellow squash

2 oz. melted butter

1 oz. melted butter, set aside

1 tablespoon sugar

2 whole eggs, beaten

1/2 cup cracker meal, unseasoned

1/4 cracker ...

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Get a start on holiday shopping, eat brunch and mix drinks in a Midtown class and more in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Seed Kitchen & Bar is serving an anniversary three-course meal this week. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Enjoy a three-course dinner in Marietta. Mix drink. Head to Suwanne for a food and wine festival. There are several fun, food events happening in 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.

Now through Nov. 10: Seed Kitchen & Bar is serving an anniversary three-course meal with options such as Jonah crab toast with brioche, avocado and cured egg yolk; Maple Leaf Farms duck ...

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15 ways to celebrate National Pasta Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ripiena pasta with Quail, Smoked Mushrooms, Garlic, and Quail Jus from Donetto. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

We all love our carbs, and today — National Pasta Day — is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the dish that can be gussied up gourmet-style or dressed down to serve as the perfect comfort food. Here, 15 ways to celebrate:

  1. Check out the winner of the recent AJC poll on the best places to get pasta in metro Atlanta

2. Try some of our favorite places for pasta in metro Atlanta

3. Visit one of the newest spots in ...

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Stock Up: Three reasons to go shopping in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Shopping for food or food products? Here are three reasons to head to Marietta.

A Georgia cutting board from The Local Exchange

Everything Georgia and a Georgia cutting board to serve it on

Visit The Local Exchange on the south side of the Marietta square and you walk into a general store that sells everything from local art and vintage antiques to a huge variety of food items ranging from fresh butter and cheese to local coffee, beer and wine. You will have no trouble finding the perfect hostess gift, birthday present or treat for yourself. But you better allow ...

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Stock Up: Three reasons to go shopping in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Shopping for food or food products? Here are three reasons to head to Marietta.

A Georgia cutting board from The Local Exchange

Everything Georgia and a Georgia cutting board to serve it on

Visit The Local Exchange on the south side of the Marietta square and you walk into a general store that sells everything from local art and vintage antiques to a huge variety of food items ranging from fresh butter and cheese to local coffee, beer and wine. You will have no trouble finding the perfect hostess gift, birthday present or treat for yourself. But you better allow ...

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This clam chowder recipe from C&S Chowder House will have you feeling warm all fall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

New England clam chowder is a bestseller at C&S Chowder House in Roswell. / Handout photo

There are few things cozier than a bowl of creamy hot soup, and New England clam chowder is one of the coziest.

Jon Schwenk, chef and owner of C&S Chowder House in Roswell (as well as C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell) shared his recipe for the ultimate fall dish — watch the video and scroll down to find out how to make the East Coast favorite yourself.

 

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

Ingredients:

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Learn how to make the perfect apple fritters

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reducing the cider is the key to making these Apple Cider Fritters pop with cider flavor. / (Chris Hunt/Special)

Adapted from sugarhero.com, these fritters are a time-consuming task for even the most dedicated cooks, but the apple-filled treats are worth the effort (and calorie count!). Using a spiced cider reduction amps up apple flavor to the max. Sweet-tart apples with medium starch, like a Mutsu or Winesap, are a good choice for the apple filling. For frying, be sure to have an accurate deep frying/candy thermometer on hand for best results.

Get the recipes for more apple cider dishes that ...

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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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What do you cook when you are scared?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

“I reached for my old, worn recipe box and sifted through stained cards, looking for something to make that might spark joy in the kitchen again. The jam and jelly section.”  (Chris Hunt/Special)

A couple weeks ago, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote that his blood pressure has rocketed since last November. I don’t need to monitor mine to know that the state of our nation and our world has me on edge.

How can I keep the jitters at bay?

Recently, I came across an article that mentioned a study published last year in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Cooking, ...

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How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

Source: Grub Street NY

I didn’t really intend to spend a recent afternoon elbow-deep in tomatoes, but the timing was right: I came into 30 or so pounds of “seconds” — organic, gorgeous, but imperfect — and quickly turned that into sauce. It was a bit of a production — …

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Sharpen your knife skills with tips from Chef Ito from Umi

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Halata Maki, a cucumber wrapped seafood roll with red snapper, yuzukosho, shiso leafs and shrimp.

Do you want to make sure your knife skills are a cut above the rest? Umi executive chef Fuyuhiko Ito showed off his skills during a demo during the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary Week:

 

Explore where to eat in Atlanta with the AJC’s Spring Dining Guide

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Sharpen your knife skills with tips from Chef Ito from Umi

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Grill Some Duck Legs Before Summer Is Over

Source: Grub Street NY

Before I tried it, if you’d asked me whether duck legs could be grilled successfully, I would have guessed no.

I would have been wrong. I now know that the answer to any question about cooking duck legs is this: With time, they become tender. Like pork ribs, duck legs …

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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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These Seafood Packs Are a Great Grilling Option When You’re Tired of Meat

Source: Grub Street NY

Grilling fish in a foil pack is a little like magic: Even over a hot flame, the fish cooks gently — essentially steaming, but looking way cooler. You can use practically any fish you want here, but salmon works especially well. The chunky sauce is loosely modeled after an Italian puttanesca and …

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This Real Ranch Dressing Is Fantastic on Just About Everything

Source: Grub Street NY

Homemade ranch dressing is infinitely better than store-bought: It’s free of artificial ingredients — especially if you make your own mayonnaise — and the flavor is much fresher and brighter. It’s also endlessly versatile, and you can mix in other ingredients as you see fit. (I’ve included a few below.) The …

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What’s the difference between a cobbler and a slump? Find out, and learn how to make them

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Deep Dish Berry Cobbler with Lattice Top. / (Photo Chris Hunt/Special)

Cobblers and pies might be the best known players in the baked fruit dessert game, but the roster doesn’t stop there. The cobbler has several cousins that make for delicious treats for the summer and beyond. Check some out below, and read about how to make the perfect cobbler and slump here.

 

Explore where to eat in Atlanta with the AJC’s Spring Dining Guide

Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following @ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

What’s the difference between a cobbler and a slump? Find out, and learn how to make them

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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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Stock Up: Three Things You Need for Summer Drinks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Time to freshen up that drinks cart. New barware, new wine to share with your friends, new shot glasses that will enhance your appreciation of tequila.

Elegant Retro Barware

For almost 20 years, City Issue has been your stop for everything mid-century. Everywhere you look in this Inman Park shop, you find pristine vintage furniture, art and home accessories. But what caught our eye was their barware. Punch sets and cocktail shakers, ice buckets and decanters, and more sets of cocktail glasses from highball to Collins to champagne coupes than you could possibly have shelves for. Everything’s in perfect condition. ...

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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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This Berry Pudding Is the Perfect Midsummer Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

This lighter, simpler version of a trifle is among the best ways to showcase summer berries. Cooking them into a quick compote brings out their sweetness and natural juices, which soak every bite of the cake. (The cake is easy to vary, too: Pound cake is dense enough to hold …

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