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Netflix and chow: What to eat while binge-watching you favorite shows

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Being snowed in is the perfect excuse to binge watch that show you’ve been meaning to check out — and pig out with abandon. Here, we offer up some recipes for food to whip up while your eyes are glued to the show on your streaming service of choice.

The Americans / FX via AP

What to watch

The Americans, Amazon — Two Russian spies pose as a normal Washington, D.C. couple at the height of the Cold War. Twists, turns and lots of intense fight scenes ensue.

What to make

Caviar — No cooking involved with this one — ...

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Buy This: 3 easy ways to enjoy more turmeric

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Turmeric is definitely trending for 2018. Not long ago, turmeric was just one in the arsenal of spices you needed to cook delicious Indian food. But now the curcumin it contains is being studied for its health benefits and people are consuming it in all kinds of new ways.

Turmeric in Your Bone Broth

Bone broths have been around as long as people have been making meat stocks, but lately they’re gaining in popularity primarily because people are recognizing that they work as a beverage that’s high in protein and low in carbs. McCormick’s Kitchen Basics line of bone broths ...

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WATCH: Chef Alon from Alon’s Bakery teaches you how to make sufganiyot for Hanukkah

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sufganiyot from Alon’s Bakery / Photo courtesy of Alon’s Bakery

Happy Hanukkah! We’re celebrating with sufganiyot, the traditional fried jelly doughnuts. We joined chef Alon Balshan, owner of Alon’s Bakery & Market, in the kitchen this week to learn how to make the sweet treats. Try making them at home yourself, or if you’d rather eat than bake, you can find them for sale at Alon’s. Find out everything you need to know about Hanukkah eats here.

Ingredients

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 7 g instant dry yeast
  • 130 g milk (warmed)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 130 g ...

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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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Learn to make this restaurant’s decadent mac and cheese

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Muss and Turner’s Truffleupagus. / Photo by Chris Hunt

It’s getting cold out there, which means it’s comfort food season, and nothing says “comfort” quite like a giant bowl of mac and cheese.

There are plenty of spots around metro Atlanta to scoop up the tasty dish, (check out readers’ picks for the best around town), but if you want to make your own, we’re big fans of the Truffleupagus from Muss & Turner’s East Cobb. It’s on the menu there, but Chef Todd Mussman shared a version of the recipe that you can try at home, too.

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VIDEO: Jonathan Waxman’s gnocchi recipe makes for the perfect fall dish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Brussels sprout gnocchi at Brezza Cucina / Photo by Erica Hernandez

Looking for some comfort food inspiration?

James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman (you might also know him from his two seasons on “Top Chef Masters”) was in town this week visiting his Ponce City Market restaurant Brezza Cucina, and showed us how to whip up gnocchi with Brussels sprouts. Check out the video below, and if you’re not inclined to cook yourself, you can also find the dish on the restaurant’s menu this fall.

 

 

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Wondering what to bring to the next holiday party? Try these recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Winter Salad from ‘What Can I Bring?’ /
Photo by Alison Miksch

A neighbor just had a baby. A church member is recovering from surgery. Your friend invited you to a potluck. Your boss extended you an invitation to her open house. If with each of these scenarios, your first thought is, “What can I bring?,” well, now there’s a book for that — a cookbook, that is.

“What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up” (Oxmoor House, $30) is a new cookbook by Elizabeth Heiskell, an entertaining guru who got her start as a caterer ...

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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

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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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Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield shares tips to cut down on food waste

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows

“Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.”

Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk about trash.

Satterfield was leading a workshop about combating food waste in the ...

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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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Buy This: 3 products that will make dinner quicker and easier but still delicious

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yes, we’re all busy and we welcome a little help in the kitchen but only when that help means we’re making delicious meals. No shortcuts that compromise on quality or flavor. We’ve got three suggestions we think you’ll enjoy using in your kitchen.

Good, Really Good Broth from Zoup!

Family recipes are almost always the best. Ginger Butts of Back to the Basics 101 says her strawberry and peach crisp mix was inspired by family. “It was my grandma’s recipe. She was from Michigan. I think a crisp in the North is what a cobbler is in the South. But ...

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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

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

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Receive free bacon for life with a ButcherBox subscription

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sign up for ButcherBox.com today and receive bacon for life. Photo credit: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc.

Here’s what you need: bacon for life.

ButcherBox.com, a subscription box service that offers 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, is hosting their first ButcherBox Bacon Day today. So what does that mean? All new customers who sign up will receive free bacon in each box they get for the life of their subscription. Each monthly box delivery is $129 and contains at least 20 individual meals and recipes from chefs, nutritionists and health and fitness experts to ...

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3 Reasons to drink mocktails this summer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

While the pineapple agua fresca is no longer on the menu at Alma Cocina, the restaurant is serving up two other mocktails: Passionfruit Ginger Agua Fresca and Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca./ Photo credit: The Reynold’s Group.

It’s officially summer and the temperatures have been sizzling all week. There is nothing more refreshing than a chilled drink. House made bitters, fizzy sodas, muddled herbs- they all seem to hydrate our system and revive our spirits. But we often only think of alcoholic cocktails. Besides the obvious reasons not to imbibe, like age or medical restrictions, here are three other reasons to ...

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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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It’s watermelon season. Get creative with these recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Creating a watermelon keg only takes three ingredients: a watermelon, a bottle of rosé, and some orange vodka./Photo by Rachel Taylor

The best way to beat the summer heat is with fresh, juicy watermelon. While a wedge of ice cold watermelon is cooling on its own, we’ve got a few ways to get creative with this bigger-than-your-head fruit this summer:

Serve a watermelon punch keg at your summer party

Create a summer slushy with lavender honey and watermelon

Change up your salad game with this refreshing watermelon salad

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Learn how to become a Braai master with the Kudu grill

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Braai Master Derek Anthony grilling Sosatie and Grilled Pineapple and Red Onion Salad on the Kudu grill./ Photo credit: Mia Yakel.

“South African-inspired, and designed and built in Macon, Ga., the Kudu Safari Braai may well be the next big thing in backyard grilling.

Touted as a multifunction grill, griddle, and fire pit, the portable, multi-level system brings a degree of precision to handling live fire, offering creative ways to cook over charcoal, wood or a combination of the two.

Kudu founder Stebin Horne got the idea for the grill after spending time with the family of his South African ...

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Six culinary summer camps for kids

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For rising 3rd – 6th graders, one of several cooking camps offered at the MJCCA is Cooking Capers, where campers prepare and eat delicious appetizers, main courses like pasta, and desserts from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Israel./Photo courtesy of MJCCA

School is out. Kids are home for the summer. And parents are scrambling to find ways to keep them busy. Metro Atlanta has a host of activities that can entertain kids no matter their interests, including various hands-on camps and classes that get kids engaged in the kitchen.

Tired of hearing, “Mom, I’m bored?” Sign him up. By the ...

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Six culinary summer camps for kids

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For rising 3rd – 6th graders, one of several cooking camps offered at the MJCCA is Cooking Capers, where campers prepare and eat delicious appetizers, main courses like pasta, and desserts from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Israel./Photo courtesy of MJCCA

School is out. Kids are home for the summer. And parents are scrambling to find ways to keep them busy. Metro Atlanta has a host of activities that can entertain kids no matter their interests, including various hands-on camps and classes that get kids engaged in the kitchen.

Tired of hearing, “Mom, I’m bored?” Sign him up. By the ...

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HOBNOB Tavern opening in Brookhaven and other food news of the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo by Ligaya Figueras.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern will be opening its second location in Town Brookhaven on July 10. Along with tavern fare and southern dishes, the restaurant will feature an extensive beverage menu, including craft beer, cocktails and boozy milkshakes. HOBNOB Tavern will open in the former Smash Kitchen & Bar space at 804 Town Blvd., Ste. 1010, and will be open for lunch, dinner and brunch.

Also new to Town Brookhaven is a new build your own pizza joint, PizzaFire. The customizable pizza place opened last week. It is the first location for the Ohio-based franchise, which has ...

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Atlanta pastry chef wins national contest with turnover recipe

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Butternut squash and goat cheese turnover by West Egg Cafe pastry chef Carrie Hudson./ Photo courtesy of General Mills Foodservice.

Thanks to her recipe for butternut squash and goat cheese turnover, West Egg Cafe pastry chef Carrie Hudson is $10,000 richer.

Yesterday, Hudson was announced the second place winner of the General Mills Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest. The national contest celebrates dishes from local or neighborhood restaurants that highlight local flavors.

Atlanta pastry chef wins national contest with turnover recipe

Pastry chef Carrie Hudson uses local produce in her baked goods./ Photo courtesy of General Mills Foodservice.

Her winning turnover sees thyme-seasoned butternut squash and goat cheese wrapped ...

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Bake a better pie with help from this Woodstock pie shop

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pie Bar in Woodstock has launched DIY pie baking business Pie Provisions. / Photo by Audrey Grace Photos.

Calling home bakers! Pie Bar in downtown Woodstock is now at your service to help improve your pie game.

Pie Bar owners Cody and Lauren Bolden, who have operated their shop at 8720 Main Street since 2015, have launched Pie Provisions, a DIY pie baking business targeted to home bakers.

With Pie Provisions, the Boldens hope to provide home bakers the ingredients and know-how to make a blue ribbon pie. Its featured product is a pie crust mix based on the same ...

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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

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Olympian and author Shalane Flanage will be in Atlanta on July 2 to discuss her cookbook “Run Fast Eat Slow.”

If you’re an athlete, chances are you also pay attention to your diet as you seek to stay ahead of the pack.

So mark your calendar for July 2, when you can meet Shalane Flanage, four-time long-distance Olympian and co-author of the 2016 cookbook “Run Fast Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes.”

Flanage and co-author chef Elyse Kopecky will be in Atlanta to discuss the book, designed to improve the diet of runners. The author appearance, sponsored by the Atlanta ...

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