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Learn how to make Atlanta Fish Market’s Caesar salad
Atlanta Fish Market’s Caesar Salad. CONTRIBUTED BY ADRIENNE HARRIS

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Q: Can you please get the recipe for Atlanta Fish Market’s Caesar salad and dressing? Thank you. — Victor Milner, Riverdale A: Atlanta Fish Market’s chef Robert Holley shared this recipe, which has been on the Atlanta Fish Market’s menu since the restaurant opened in 1981. The Caesar salad itself ...
In season: canola oil
Sugar cookies made with in-season canola oil. / Styling by Conne W. Cameron (Chris Hunt/Special)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Canola oil. It’s that tasteless, colorless, odorless oil you find next to the corn oil, vegetable oil and olive oil at the grocery store. Fine for cooking, maybe to use in a salad dressing where you just need the oil but no added flavor. Not interesting at all. And who ...
Recipe: Universal Joint’s Sweet Oregano Vinaigrette

7:48 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Q: Universal Joint has grilled chicken on a salad of arugula with pecans, feta, mandarin oranges and cranberries with a sweet oregano dressing. The dressing is wonderful and really makes the salad. I ‘d love the recipe. Thank you! — Pam Covington, Atlanta A: Mark Brennan, owner of Universal Joint, ...
Make the perfect side dish with in-season sweet peppers

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Josh Plymale and Jessica Legendre are the farmers of Elm Street Gardens in Sparta. They came to the farm with experience at other farms in metro Atlanta, Texas and North Carolina, and that shapes what they grow and how they grow it. One of the things they grow a lot ...
Old picnic favorites can have new flair
Deviled eggs (in the background are watermelon rind pickles wrapped in prosciutto). Styling by Conne Ward Cameron. (Chris Hunt/Special)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Picnics aren’t confined to spring and high summer. The coming Labor Day weekend gives you three days worth of reasons to enjoy a meal outdoors. And what about packing a picnic later this month when you head to the mountains to pick up some fresh Georgia apples? And don’t forget ...
Use in-season shrimp to make shrimp perlow

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Georgia’s shrimp season opened on June 1. It’s regulated by the state’s Department of Natural Resources. The official season determines the date commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in the state’s territorial waters extending three miles offshore. They can shrimp further out than that any time of the year, but ...
Learn how to make Cantaberry’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Cantaberry Restaurant. CONTRIBUTED BY CANTABERRY RESTAURANT

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Q: I’ve enjoyed this column for many years and now have a request that I believe is worthy of inclusion. My husband and son discovered Cantaberry Restaurant in downtown Ellijay a few years ago and raved about it. The next time my daughter and I were in the area with ...
Learn how to make Green Apple Coleslaw from Alon’s Bakery & Market
Alon’s Green Apple Coleslaw (Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

Q: I stopped to pick up lunch from Alon’s [Virginia-Highland location] — lump crab cakes, polenta and a delicious Green Apple Coleslaw. It was shredded cabbage, carrot, red onion and very thinly sliced green apples (maybe Granny Smith) with a very light dressing. Would it be possible to get that ...
Learn how to make soup with in-season bitter melon
Tom Mara Yad Sai (Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup). Contributed by Chris Hunt

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

Michael Joseph, who is Jamaican, farms a half-acre in Lithonia and sells his produce under the banner of “M. J. Vegetables.” He built his business selling his vegetables to area Jamaican restaurants and markets and then began selling directly to the public when he became one of the original vendors ...
In season: cantaloupe
Cantaloupe and Ginger Granita (Styling by Walker Brown / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Ricky Brown of Back River Farm in Loganville has a field full of Athena cantaloupe. It’s a variety he’s been growing for several years after hearing it highly recommended by his county extension agent, as well as other farmers. “It grows well for me and it’s one of the sweetest.”Brown ...
In season: okra
Jenn Robbins’ Skillet-Roasted Okra with Grainy Mustard and Curry Vinaigrette (Styling by Jenn Robbins / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

A lot of folks say they don’t like okra, but the deer at New Moon Farms just south of Loganville love it. They also love green beans, watermelon, cucumbers and sunflowers. And they don’t even wait for the vegetables to grow or the sunflowers to blossom. They just nibble the ...
Recipes made with in-season corn
Stuart Tracy’s Creamed Corn with Country Ham (Styling by Tracy Stuart / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Eating locally grown produce isn’t something to practice just while you’re at home. With a little research, you can eat local just about anywhere – even while you’re on vacation. Each Memorial Day, I travel down to the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tallahassee. When stocking the beach kitchen, ...
Make tomato jam with in-season tomatoes
Todd Immel’s Tomato Jam (Styling by Todd Immel / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016

There’s a lot of growing going on in Sparta these days. Robert Currey has started Sparta Mushrooms and Elm Street Gardens, but he’s a relative newcomer to the world of market crops in that area.Joe Muhammad has been growing vegetables and fruit in Sparta since 1997. He spent about a ...
Make a sweet parfait from Ration & Dram with in-season melon
Ration and Dram’s Sugar Baby Parfait (Styling by Andy Minchow / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Susan Shaw and her husband Garry own Hickory Hill Farm, a 204-acre property in Oglethorpe County. They grow certified organic fruits and vegetables on five of those acres. The property has been in Susan Shaw’s family since the early 1800s, and she and her husband are the fifth generation to ...
Recipe: Make 'out-of-this-world' meatballs from Amici
Amici’s Italian Meatball Sub (Contributed by Chris Torino)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Q: My granddaughter was a student at Oxford College in Conyers/Covington. We stumbled onto Amici’s by accident the first time we visited her but after that we always stopped there for their out-of-this-world meatball sub. We live in Lawrenceville so it’s quite a trip to Covington but we have done ...
3 of Atlanta’s top bartenders share tips, recipes for the perfect punch
House Punch #3 (Photo: Jeffrey Wall)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A bowl of punch says “welcome” in a way few other things can. “When you’re entertaining, punch is an easy way to get a drink in somebody’s hand right away. You walk in and there’s this bowl of bright and refreshing punch sitting there, it’s a great way to kick ...
Use in-season beans to make this 'blended burger' from PeachDish
Beef & Mushroom Blended Burger and Spicy Heirloom Beans (Contributed by Kate Blohn / PeachDish)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016

She found it on Craigslist – a 50-acre property that had been sitting vacant for many years but had at one time housed a motel, a convenience store, maybe a barbecue joint and a liquor store. Now Julia Asherman has a long-term lease with plans to buy this land in ...
Use in-season shishito peppers for this Sweet Auburn BBQ recipe
Sweet Auburn BBQ’s Fried Shishito Peppers with Lemon Yogurt (Contributed by Sweet Auburn BBQ)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shishito peppers are 2- to 4-inch long green peppers showing up more and more at local farmers markets. Similar to padrons, another small pepper that’s becoming more common, shishitos are considered “appetizer” peppers, most often served as finger food. Andrea Ness and Andy Friedberg of Aluma Farm are growing shishitos ...
From the menu of: JCT Kitchen & Bar
JCT Kitchen’s Vegetable Plate (Styling by Brian Horn / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Q: I was fortunate to dine at JCT Kitchen. I ordered the vegetable plate and they were the best veggies I have ever put in my mouth. I realize the veggies change due to season but I would love the recipe to know how they flavor the dish and make ...
Use in-season blueberries to make this eye-popping dessert from Wrecking Bar
Wrecking Barn Farm Blueberry Galette with Crème Fraiche (Styling by Jeremiah Weston / Contributed by Adrienne Harris)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thirty miles east of the Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Inman Park is Wrecking Barn Farm, the creation of Stevenson Rosslow and Bob Sandage. The Loganville property was once Dillwood Farms. Now, as Wrecking Barn Farm, produces organically grown produce for its sister bar-restaurant the Wrecking Bar, as well as a ...
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