In just its third year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has quickly blossomed into one of the premier events of its kind in the South. Culinary talent from 12 states handed out samples of everything imaginable... and a few noshes like nothing even we'd ever dreamed of before.
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It's hard to imagine better biscuit teachers than Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, authors of Southern Biscuits. And they showed us how to make biscuits with two ingredients —count 'em, two —and about 15 minutes. Come see how.
"We want to tell a story with New Orleans," said chef John Currence, one of the men behind the phenomenal "'International Influences on New Orleans Cuisine" dinner at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. "The story of the special crazy-ass gumbo that is that city." Which means not only the French, Spanish, and modern American elements to the cuisine—but German, Sicilian, African, and Vietnamese as well. Come see the fantastic 6-course meal that these all-star chefs put together in tribute to their beloved city.
We spent the weekend eating biscuits, drinking bourbon, and having a grand time at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. In its second year, the four-day event celebrates the rich food and drink traditions of the south, bringing together talented chefs hailing from 13 states and D.C. The group of expert chicken fryers, bourbon distillers, biscuit bakers and other Southern food and drink authorities rolled up their sleeves to teach us at seminars and feed us inside the tasting tents. Check out the snapshots of our favorite bites!
We're getting excited for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, a fantastic food event later this week, from May 10 through 13. But where's good to eat in Atlanta itself? We turned to Kevin Gillespie—finalist of Top Chef Season 6, and executive chef at Woodfire Grill, to tell us his favorite places to eat breakfast, falafel, sandwiches, burgers, and much more.
We have to admit that we're pretty excited for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, May 10 through 13 (so excited that Carey Jones and Erin Zimmer will be flying down for the event!). It's a more-than-full long weekend of tastings, seminars, and classes (make biscuits with Nathalie Dupree! a whole hog roast with Chris Lilly!). But the tasting tents sound awesome, too—more than a hundred of the best chefs in the South will be in attendance, for you to meet 'em, chat, and (of course) nibble your way through the afternoon.