Prestige Wine Imports at Piastra on the Marietta Square

The crew at Piastra is fabulous. I just want to say that up front. Twice now I’ve attended tasting dinners at this marvelous little Italian restaurant on the Marietta Square, and both times I’ve left full, happy, and more knowledgeable than when I first arrived. You should definitely visit Piastra and if it’s for a… Continue Reading


Review: Cooking With Cast Iron on The Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg Cast Iron Cooking Chicken and Dumplings

The last time I was at The Big Green Egg Culinary Center I spent all day learning the ins and outs of these versatile grills/smokers. The hands-on Boot Camp was the perfect opportunity to experience everything from grilling to smoking to cold smoking while working with an experienced chef and pitmaster—all while eating delicious food… Continue Reading


Review: The Big Green Egg – A Versatile Cooking Tool

Behind the counter Big Green Egg Boot Camp

I finally made it to boot camp. The Big Green Egg boot camp, that is. I must say, I never did understand the hype around those things. What’s the big deal about some bulky, green grill anyway?   Boy, was I wrong! I am now a fan of the Big Green Egg and I can’t… Continue Reading



Review: Atlanta International Night Market 2017

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Red Bean Paste Bun at Atlanta International Night Market

This past weekend I experienced the culture of 70 countries all without leaving the US. How you ask? I attended the Atlanta International Night Market at Northlake Mall.     The unseasonably warm evening was filled with delights for all the senses. Food and drink were abundant in the Food Village, Food Truck Alley, the… Continue Reading