Resurrection Cake, and My Just Desserts

In the spirit of holy week, I’ll confess one little sin: coconut cake obsession. The cake I remember from my youth wasn’t vegan or gluten free, and there were no freaky shortcuts like mix from a box or icing made of I-don’t-want-to-know-what. Nor is there an existing recipe, so I pieced together my own, made a colossal shopping trip for ridiculously decadent ingredients, and got up early, eager to create a few slices of heaven. Nearly eight hours later, I was... Read More

Blood, Bones, Butter, Smoke & Applause

It isn’t often you stumble upon a whole lamb roasting on a spit along Peachtree Street in Atlanta. But Chef Linton Hopkins and Chef Gabrielle Hamilton raised the bar (the one holding said lamb) for Restaurant Eugene’s author series last night, welcoming guests for al fresco cocktails around a smokey, homemade rotisserie reminiscent of the opening scene in Hamilton’s descriptive first book, Blood Bones & Butter. Although the spring roasts of Hamilton’s... Read More

Size Matters

Ever wonder how we went from 1970’s bell bottoms to today’s muffin tops? Click and scroll your mouse over the inforgraphic, “Where Do Americans Get Their Calories?, and the mystery is solved. You’ll see what forty years of portion distortion looks like in about 40 seconds. And trust me,  it isn’t pretty. A 23 percent increase in calories consumed makes the U.S. the world’s leading country at packing on pounds, and helps explain why three... Read More

Vegan Indulgence in Atlanta?

Is that a golden bar of lemony vegan decadence I see? Just when I thought I couldn’t take reading about another charcuterie, Writer Wendell Brock brings vegan baking to the cover of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Food section. And his mostly-healthy, animal-free recommendations are enough to make you wonder why you would ever choose anything else. It isn’t easy to live plant-based in this city, but Brock reminds us of the standard seasonal favorite, vegan... Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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