You’re asked to a pop-up dinner with a Chopped Champion. Is there really any other answer than, “yes please”? I’m a huge fan of the show, but I don’t recall seeing his episode. Of course this was back in 2010, so my old brain might have a memory of it somewhere tucked way deep into a corner. Or, it could just be one I missed. Regardless, I really wish I could recall the episode of Chef Ed Harris winning his $10,000.00 and elite title. I absolutely love his comments at ChefEdHarris.blogspot

“All I can say is that life is good Chopped was a great show, can’t wait to do it again… I feel people got a chance to see me for me and it felt good. My family is very proud and this is just the beginning.”

We all met at The Preserving Place on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta and there were seven us for dinner in all. Chef Ed along with his trusty right-hand man, Chef Jamarius Banks (check him out on Chef’s Roll at that link!) whipped up some serious deliciousness right in front of us. (He’s on Facebook!)

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For each course Chef Ed would announce what he was serving and the descriptions, along with the aromas and the very beautifully, perfectly plated dishes, made it so you couldn’t wait to dig in. Our Oriyaky Popup Dinner (check out his YouTube video at that link!) was over the top creative, lusciously and succulently savory, and single bite that crossed these lips was fresh, fresh, fresh!

The first course started us off with a bang! This very succulent Dragon fruit with Pineapples was an amazing way to kick our dinner off. Taste more…

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On Tuesday, August 18th I had the pleasure of attending the Pastry Live 2015 VIP Pre-Launch Party at DiAmano Chocolate in Sandy Springs. What a party! It was filled with interesting people, like Chef Paul Bodrogi (PastryU and PastyLive), Chef Faye Jonah (and owner of diAmano Chocolate) and Jennifer Martin (a.k.a. The Classy Critic), delicious foods, special desserts prepared by two event competitor chefs and of course the shop was filled with beautiful sweets galore! I also enjoyed the company of some of my AFBS pals Teresa Dothard (RV Confections), Demetra Overton (Sweet Savant), Shana Lee (Shana Was Here), Toby Bloomberg (Diva Foodies), Haley Southey (Cupcakes and Sunshine), and Jehan Peters (Jehan Can Cook). Taste more…

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CONGRATULATIONS MATT H.! 

YOU WON!

Your pair of Atlanta Meatball Festival 2015 Tickets will be waiting for you…

  Under the Big Top Tents in

Belle Isle Square

Next to Cibo E Beve in Sandy Springs


4969 Roswell Rd

Sandy Springs, GA 30342

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Hello Atlanta area food lovers! I have something special just for you! I have a pair of Atlanta Meatball Festival 2015 Tickets to give one lucky winner in this giveaway! It’s being held at…

Under the Big Top Tents in

Belle Isle Square

Next to Cibo E Beve in Sandy Springs


4969 Roswell Rd

Sandy Springs, GA 30342 Taste more…

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About two mid-afternoon weeks ago I was a little hungry for a snack to hold me over until dinner. My usual go to is a bowl of Weight Watchers Oat Clusters Cereal, but on this day that just wouldn’t hit the spot. So, I opened the fridge and started pulling stuff out then grabbed a box of Kroger psst…® brand butter crackers.

The flavors I grabbed were strong and could all stand on their own. I really didn’t think they’d work together, but I figured make one. If you don’t like it, then make it a different way. Taste more…

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People have lots of holidays to celebrate throughout the year, many insinuate cocktails. Today is no exception! It’s National Rum Day!

Wicked Dolphin Rum® sent me a bottle of their Coconut flavored rum (made with real coconut water). If you haven’t heard of them, their located in Cape Coral not far from the sugarcane fields of Florida.

“Using 100% Florida Sugar and local ingredients our rum is handcrafted in small batches using an American copper pot still, the largest in South Florida. Our award winning rum is then aged in American White Oak once used bourbon barrels that held premium aged Kentucky Bourbon for a minimum of 3, and up to, 14 years.” ~Read more on their About Us page. Taste more…

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Looking for something delicious to make for National Rum Day? Then lucky you! I have it all figured out for you!

When a representative of Wicked Dolphin Rum® contacted me through AFBS and asked if I’d like to participate in a promotion they’re running for National Rum Day (8/16), I said absolutely yes! How could I say no to a bottle of coconut rum and a $30 Whole Foods gift card?

Immediately my brain started ticking. What would I make? A frozen fruity drink? Go with the tried and true Pina Colada? Ah! Coconut shrimp! No, I’ll do Paprika Shrimp on the grill! Taste more…

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Have you heard? Get your pantries ready people… there’s a new store in town! It’s spicy. It’s smelly good. It’s calling to me. And it WILL call to you too!

It’s Virginia Highlands newest, flavorest (yes a new word) and BURSTINGEST (yep, another one)  with aromas! Savory Spice Shop is so ahhhhmaaayyyZING (yep… another newbie! Shoot me.) it’s slap yo’ mama good! But don’t go slappin’ your mama. It’s just not cool. Slap yourself.

This is one of those places anyone who likes to cook, and even those on the fence and don’t know they do yet, call a “little piece of heaven”. It’s the rock ‘n roll of flavor all under one roof. Taste more…

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Creamy Dreamy Green Soup

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Are you ready? You better be. This soup will hook you, even if you’re not a soup person. You. Will. Be. Hooked. A few years back Kirstie Alley started up a new health craze called Phitter and a diet meal plan. She shared her Green Soup recipe on Oprah and they made it sound so …

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What’s An #EarthFareEP Giveaway?

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It’s one of my new favorite food markets! Yesterday evening I was one of the lucky ones who got the grand tour of the newest, an hottest grocery stores to land in the Atlanta area. At Emory Point, which I love BTW, on Wednesday, July 8th, at 7:00 am the doors of Earth Fare will …

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