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BLT Steak

BLT Steak

That’s not Bacon Lettuce and Tomato – it’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel, a restaurant from a charming and celebrated chef with an empire of New York restaurants. What fun to have a chance to indulge in a dinner at a much-lauded spot like this one. I’m sharing our...

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Kinkeads – A Delicious DC Institution

Kinkeads – A Delicious DC Institution

If you’ve been to Washington DC in the past fifteen or so years, chances are you have eaten at – or at least heard of Kinkeads. Located close to the White House, State Department and the Mall, here’s where you’ll often find the movers and shakers in DC. We popped in...

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Chesapeake Good Eats

Chesapeake Good Eats

In the middle of a cold, wet, damp winter in Atlanta I start craving two things from the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Rock Fish and Soft Shell Crabs. Of course this is because I think of both as a vacation treat, eaten with friends and family, and accompanied by...

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Putting Up

Putting Up

I have found my new favorite cookbook - and it's all about "putting up". Putting up is what we call canning or preserving here in the South. The book is fascinating - all the science, fact and fiction of sweet and savory foods. I've been taking it to bed at night,...

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Tenderloin For Iron Chef!

Tenderloin For Iron Chef!

Woo Hoo! Fun Iron Chef class last night at the Cooks Warehouse. 4 Corporate Teams battling it out over the Secret Ingredient: Tenderloin. Lots of fun and lots of wine capped off a fierce and creative competition for bragging rights. Loved the "secret" team #5's entry....

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Flowers and Friends

Flowers and Friends

Here's a picture I wanted to share. I grew up with gardenias - they have always been one of my favorite flowers. (I even had a brief "fling" with Shalimar perfume, redolent of gardenias - but that's another story...) So, I was thrilled last night when friends Rebecca...

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Rutledge Georgia

Rutledge Georgia

We've been on the bike again, touring through the backroads of Georgia. Rutledge was our destination - east of Atlanta, near the more lauded city of Madison. There were two places that drew us to the tiny town, Rutledge Hardware and Yesterday's Cafe. The wonderful old...

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Pink Heals Salsa – WOW!

Pink Heals Salsa – WOW!

Couldn't resist sharing a couple of pictures from the Pink Heals Salsa Party last week at the Piedmont Cancer Wellness Center. Executive Director and Founder Lisa Vingerling hosted the kickoff for Pink Heals to celebrate with young women who are cancer survivors....

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Kimchi as Far as The Eye Can See

Kimchi as Far as The Eye Can See

Off on the motorcycle this weekend, and couldn't resist sharing these pictures with you. Stopped in Riverdale to visit one of my favorite international markets - the Super H Mart. It has all of my requirements for a great shopping experience: diverse food choices,...

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Ice Cream Prescription

Ice Cream Prescription

This is a prescription to good not to share. I had a tooth out today, (OH! don't get me started about how expensive my mouth is!), and came home with the best prescription ever. Don't you wish you could share my prescription? It was fun to open and it and discover...

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Now, That’s a BOTTLE of Wine!

Now, That’s a BOTTLE of Wine!

Wow! What a way to make a splash at a party. This bottle was brought to the Meals on Wheels “Friendraiser” I had the pleasure of participating in a couple of weeks ago. I had fun pairing my Roasted Ancho Potato Salad with Ted’s Montana Grill’s Bison Sliders. Which, by...

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New South Pimento Cheese

This weekend is a fun one - The Metropolitan Cooking and  Entertaining Show has arrived in Atlanta! I am thrilled to be presenting at the tasting and entertaining workshops, where I am making 3 quick appetizers inspired by 50 Delicious Daytrips Outside Atlanta. (I'll...

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Huevos Rancheros Before and After

Huevos Rancheros Before and After

The mayor of Denver welcomed us to the IACP conference last week. A former brew pub owner, he urged us to try Denver's Mexican food before leaving. At the airport early Saturday morning I spied a Mexican food stand, and not wanting to miss the experience, ordered my...

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St. Regis Rocks!

St. Regis Rocks!

Just in case you haven't heard the buzz in town - we are getting a beautiful new St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. I had the pleasure of working with the opening team on Friday night, for Iron Chef Battle: Sage. Kicked off by General Manager Simon Rusconi and led by an...

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