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Atlanta Food

Pork

Going whole hog
Renee Brock

Going whole hog

“Know where your food comes from.” That’s today’s mantra in food shopping. Your neighborhood supermarket recognizes that and is labeling its products when they’re from local sources.

If you’re a farmers market shopper, you’re lucky enough to shake the hand of the person who grew those carrots and mustard greens or raised that chicken or pig.

Speaking of chickens and pigs, locally raised meat is widely available at local farmers markets. There’s no refrigerator case with cuts of pork or beef laid out in plastic wrap. The farmer will be there with their processed meat, typically frozen and tucked away in a cooler or refrigerated truck.

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White chocolate banana cream pie
Sara Hanna Photography

Buckhead Diner

Q: My best friend, who lives in another state, loves the White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie from Buckhead Diner. Whenever she comes to Atlanta she always makes a point of going to the Buckhead Diner so that she can taste a piece of the delicious pie. We are going to visit her for her 50th birthday this year, and I would love the recipe so I can make one for her special day! — Michelle Foley, Duluth

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in season

In season: ginger

In season: ginger

This is Michael Hendricks’ third year growing ginger. Hendricks is the farmer at Indian Ridge Farm in Clarkesville in the northeast Georgia mountains. On Saturday mornings, you’ll find him at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market selling produce from the 3-acre farm. The farm also sells to restaurant clients.

When Hendricks heard several years ago that a nearby farmer was growing ginger, he jumped on the idea.

Dining

AJC Dining Guide
Becky Stein/Special

The Atlanta 50

The last time we compiled the Atlanta 50 — our list of the metro area’s don’t-miss restaurants — was back in spring of 2013. That may be a mere 18 months ago, but it counts as a small eternity in restaurant time.

So much has changed for the better in Atlanta.

So, we thought it would be good to shake things up on the Atlanta 50 and in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s restaurant reviews as well. We’ve got some news.


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