From Biodiesel Cars to Biodynamic Farms, Green Matters


A hungry musician cruises through town, stopping to fuel up at the nearest Chinese restaurant. Not unusual, until you realize he’s filling his biodiesel car’s tank with used cooking oil, rather than chowing down on egg roles and dumplings. A second surprise my be the city he’s filling up in. For many, Atlanta may not spring to mind upon hearing the word “green,”... Read More

Dieting in the Fast Lane: TurboCharged


Will the average Joe wake up every morning, start his body’s engine with a mini-workout and fill its “tank” with 32 ounces of water before his first cup of joe, all in pursuit of a sleek physique? According to authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, he will if he wants to be TurboCharged (a.k.a. lean and fabulous). In their new book TurboCharged: Accelerate... 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... Read More

A Changien is Born

Cult followers of “the disappearing chef,” Peter Chang know he’s constantly on the move bringing Szechwan specialties, like his semi-famous Scallion Bubble Pancakes, to random restaurants across the southeast. Chang once cooked for Chinese president, Hu Jintao before moving to the U.S. to work at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. From there, he’s... Read More

Forks Over Knives

3-Ultimate Fighter Champion Mac Danzig training for an upcoming fight

Last night’s screening audience crunched salads instead of popcorn while watching Ultimate Prize Fighter champion Mac Danzig pounding some puny meat-eater, Rip Esselstyn climbing a fire pole hand over hand repeating, “Real men eat plants,” and marathoner Ruth Heidrich pounding the pavement well past age 70. Afterward, movie-goers peppered visiting stars Dr.... Read More

Cleaner Laundry


 When friends extended an invitation to join them at The French Laundry, that hallowed ground of gastronomic excess, I was so thrilled I nearly did handsprings. Sure, visions of tripe and other offal danced in my head, but I’d never let a little thing like revulsion stop me from an opportunity to experience Thomas Keller’s realization of the American dream; the rags... Read More

Defying the Gods: Sadya


Growing up Southern, that is, in the American South, I thought I knew all about comfort foods (think gooey mac and cheese, okra with stewed tomatoes, banana pudding). But, it turns out people in Southern India perfected the art thousands of years ago. In Kerala, the ancient sadya is a vegetarian banquet consisting of at least 13 traditional dishes. It’s a sensory journey;... Read More

The Stars Aligned


Last night’s Super Harvest Moon (the seldom seen phenomenon of the full Harvest Moon on the night of the of the autumnal equinox) was nearly eclipsed by the star power combo of Chef Betsy Pitts of Urban Pl8 and Farmer Colleen Dudley. The two collaborated on a wine dinner for 30 underground supper club devotes at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s newish Edible... 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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