5 Secrets to Fab Food Photography

Food porn. It's all over social media. There's that spectacular piece of towering chocolate cake or the glistening lobster tail that makes you want to lick the butter off your iPhone screen. How do people who don't take photos for a living get these unbelievably delicious-looking shots? Local photographer, Aubry Canales, shares their secrets!

Where Chefs Eat

"One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well." Virginia Wolfe

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

Take the Day Off

For the better part of three hours standing in the middle of the gin-clear Noontootla Creek in Blue Ridge, I was laser focused on a 2-inch piece of green yarn. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green…

Celebrating 20 Years for Eight at Eight Dinner Club

Eight at Eight celebrated 20 years in business at the Hotel Avalon. More than 150 people from the both matchmaking services gathered and met fun singles from all over metro Atlanta. It was a night filled with fun introductions and celebration, as they expand into the Alpharetta.

Hello foodies

  Elevated burgers, craft cocktails, seasonal beers, hand tacos, roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower pureé, kimchi this and kale that, farm-to-table here and dock-to-table there. I like all food trends. They are fun and sometimes even tasty. But mostly, trying something new builds our confidence and gives us perspective.   I remember begging my mother to … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Polo Weekend Oct 13-14 Polo in the Pines is Atlanta’s premier charity polo weekend benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This two-day event begins Saturday with a high-style afternoon of polo, handcrafted cocktails, elegant Legacy Luncheon by The Capital Grille, live music by Grand Ville Band and Kinchafoonee Cowboys, silent & live auction, and the time honored polo tradition of champagne sabering and … Continued

Modern Southern Cookbooks

Today’s cookbooks have evolved from difficult, text-heavy, picture-free collections to become beautiful modern storybooks. Southern cooking and baking has also evolved to include new ideas, fun trends, and daring spins on the classic comfort foods we know and love. Inspired by home cooks, chefs, and heirloom family recipes, the following three cookbook authors have put delicious twists on traditional Southern…

Cool Tech for Your Kitchen

Gone are the days when the only thing beeping in a kitchen is an egg timer! Check out out favorite gadgets to make cooking more fun and better looking.

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff.