Sunday, September 11, 2016

What's New in My World

I miss my A Cook and Her Books friends and have been remiss in updating this blog. For nearly two years, I've been writing for The Home Depot's Garden Club blog. This means that every week I get to write about one of my very favorite subjects, gardening, and I'm paid to do it. It's my dream job and I love love love every day that I get to go to work.

My Garden Club stories are sent via email each week, just sign up at this link and be sure to click through the feature stories in the email, and share to Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook if the stories are helpful to you.

Look for changes coming soon to this blog. I still have plenty of food stories to tell, and photos to share, and may even cross over into gardening mode every now and then. In the meantime, keep up with me on Facebook or Twitter.  See you soon ~

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Taste of Atlanta Set for September 25-27

One of my favorite moments ever from my favorite food festival ~ Francine Reed belting out "Let the Good Times Roll" with the Mean Chef, Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud, looking on, and Tom Sullivan taking a break to wet his whistle. This was the Gospel Brunch, and what a time we had.

Lucky me, I only had to wait 11 months for Taste to come back to Midtown at Tech Square. This year it will set up September 25 through 27.

As Atlanta’s only food festival where attendees can find bites and brews from neighborhoods both inside and outside of the perimeter all in one place, Taste of Atlanta is a true representation of the city’s culinary culture. New to the restaurant scene and festival this year, Community Smith, Noble Fin, Southern Gentleman and Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall will make their debuts alongside seasoned restaurant veterans such as Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Saltyard.

Here's what Chef Eyester had to say in a Taste press release: “Participating in Taste of Atlanta has become somewhat of a tradition for me, and it’s always a privilege to return each year and cook alongside top culinary talent in the city. What I love most about the festival is that it brings together such a diverse mix of chefs and restaurants to celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant food scene.”

To allow attendees to pinpoint local favorites and discover new dining treasures at the festival, participating restaurants will once again be organized by neighborhood. This format takes attendees on a culinary journey through Atlanta and highlights the city’s individual neighborhoods and the restaurants that call them home.

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