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Home for Dinner: Mac Powell of Third Day

Source: Atlanta Magazine

“We wanted to show that love can go beyond the color of your skin,” says musician Mac Powell of the blended family he’s created with his wife, Aimee. The couple, who have three biological offspring—Scout, 18; Cash, 15; and Camie Love, 14—adopted two more children with the help of Bethany Christian Services. Emmanuel, eight, came first, and then in 2010, the need grew for good homes for children affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Along came Birdie Clare, seven. “We were blessed to receive the children that we did,” says Mac. Almost all of the Powells are seated around the ...

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Home for Dinner: Steve Osunsami, ABC News Correspondent

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Also at dinner with Osunsami (right): Joe Remillard (center), Ayn Remillard (left), and Marguerite Madden (bottom left). Not pictured: neighbors John West and Michael Lappin and friends Robin and Doctor Le’Roy Reese.Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones Part of the reason that ABC News correspondent Steve Osunsami, 46, goes all out for Thanksgiving is because he can. The son of Nigerian immigrants, he grew up in Peoria, Illinois housing projects eating government cheese. “You know, it came in those big blocks?” His mother would cook on Sundays, but otherwise it was Shake ’N Bake chicken. “We were never able to do ...

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Home for Dinner: Atlanta artist Joseph Guay and Terminus ballet co-founder Tara Lee

Source: Atlanta Magazine

See Guay’s latest work, the 10,000-pound “Border Wall,” on the corner of 10th Street and Howell Mill Road until December.Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones Joseph Guay’s Brutalist-style concrete home sticks out in Kirkwood, a neighborhood replete with gabled cottages. “I wanted to make a giant sculpture that I could live in,” says the artist, 45, as he drops pasta into boiling water. “So I drew 60 versions on paper, and a friend who’s a builder got the plans approved,” he says matter-of-factly, now chopping zucchini and red peppers. Since Guay and his girlfriend, Tara Lee, met almost four years ago, ...

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Home for Dinner: Ford Fry, chef and mega-restaurateur

“People send me things to try out all the time,” says Ford Fry, 48, the closest thing Atlanta has to a restaurant magnate. “Usually that’s olive oils, vinegars, sea salts, or cuts of meat for Marcel.” Tonight Fry is testing a porterhouse steak so big it feeds three, and he’s serving it alongside field peas simmered in stock with lemon peels and onions. He swiped peaches, avocados, and tomatoes from JCT’s walk-in refrigerator to make a salad. (The benefits of having full-time access to a professional kitchen, eh?) Fry sears halibut for his wife, Stacy, who doesn’t eat red meat, but their sons Austin, 20, and Anders, 17, most definitely do. The chef may not actually be cooking at his restaurants anymore—he’s essentially the businessman…View Original Post

Home for Dinner: Victoria Camblin, editor and artistic director of Art Papers

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Stacks of paper—handwritten notes crammed onto a much-loved lined notebook, last Sunday’s New York Times, and a copy of André Masson and the Surrealist Self—cover Victoria Camblin’s midcentury modern dining table. Her schedule is just as chock-full. “I have so much to do I can’t possibly go out to a restaurant, but somehow taking time for a dinner at home is excusable if done under the specter of productivity,” says 33-year-old Camblin, who is the editor and artistic director of Art Papers, a nonprofit and a quarterly magazine that supports and examines contemporary art and culture. She often invites like-minded ...

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Home for Dinner: Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and civil rights leader

Source: Atlanta Magazine

“Normally, it’s pizza,” Andrew Young jokes. That’s not exactly true. Pizza boxes might sometimes grace the table at regular family get-togethers, hosted by his son, Andrew “Bo” Young III, in his six-bedroom home in Buckhead. Most of the time, though, it’s platters of home-cooked meat and vegetables made by Bo’s wife, Angelica. At 85, Young still looks stately, even in a loose linen short-sleeved shirt and matching slacks. An early leader in the civil rights movement, he was known as Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest confidant. “We’d start our day at Busy Bee or Paschal’s,” he says, referencing their days ...

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Home for Dinner: Abiodun Henderson, founder of Gangstas to Growers

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Abiodun Henderson, son Malachi, and partner Akil BandelePhotograph by Raymond McCrea Jones “What happens if you put lavender in here?” Abiodun Henderson, 34, pinches about a teaspoon of dried purple buds and drops them into a pot of black beans and chopped red peppers. “I don’t know if it makes sense, but it will be good.” Containers of pink salt, fenugreek, and cumin line the counter just left of the stove, and when the mood strikes, she tosses something into the mix. Henderson founded Gangstas to Growers last year to train formerly imprisoned youths how to farm, and she’ll soon teach ...

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