Friday, July 16, 2010

Veggie Knowledge Is Power

Heading to your local farmers’ market this weekend? Set your alarm and get going early -you might be able to take some new cooking tips home along with those garden-fresh tomatoes if you head to the chef demos that Chefs Kevin Gillespie and Keira Moritz are doing tomorrow! Get your basket and a notepad ready, because you won’t want to miss an ingredient.

If Piedmont Park Green Market is your local pick, you’ll see Woodfire Grill's Chef Kevin Gillespie there from 11 a.m. to noon under the patio at the Piedmont Park Community Center. More of a Peachtree Road Farmers Market kind of day for you? Watch Pacci's Chef Keira use the summer harvest in her demo at 10 a.m. and take notes to create your own summer dishes.

photo from Peachtree Road Farmers Market Facebook page 

It's Follow Friday - Meet Our Tweep of the Week @FoodBlogForum

Feeling led to blog but don't know how to get started?  Perhaps you're a blogger who wants to kick it up a notch or two?  Go ahead and register for the September 11, 2010 Food Blog Forum that's going to be held right here in Atlanta.  

Zoom in on food photography, social media, technology, and the business of blogging through hands-on, in-depth training that will send you home with skills you can put to work immediately.  A Friday night networking social leads into a jam-packed Saturday.  

Get the short version on Twitter, long version on the website.  Join in nightly chats at and follow Bunkycooks to find out the latest on the Atlanta event!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Heads Up: Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse Job Fair is coming!

Looking for a great new job opportunity where you can really use your love of all things steak and all things Italian?  Shine those shoes and get those resumes ready, because Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is having a job fair next Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20!  The restaurant will be opening in August for lunch and dinner.

From 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then again at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can apply in person at Phipps Plaza (3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30326) at the Meeting Room on the Main Level at the entrance of Belk.  Available positions include Bartenders, Wait staff, Bussers, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Runners and Dishwashers.  

If for any reason you’re unable to attend on Monday and Tuesday, you can email your resume to .  Good luck everyone!

Cookbook Publishing 101 in New Orleans Next Week

Have you ever been told you should write a cookbook? Is it on your bucket list? Now you have a chance to learn how from two experts. And it requires a trip to New Orleans! Doesn't get much better than that.
You've probably seen Virginia Willis' cookbook, "Bon Appétit, Y'all. Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking" (Ten Speed Press, 2008) around town. It's a beautiful book and has been very successful. One of the key women behind the book is cookbook literary agent and culinary publicist Lisa Ekus. She and Virginia have teamed up to teach "Cookbook Publishing 101" on July 20 at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Tuition for the 6 - 9 p.m. class is $199. Read more about the class experience at Cooking From Scratch and register online at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum website.
Maybe one day we'll be writing about your cookbook on our blog!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

TGIW! Text Your Way to Insider Perks at Spice Market Today

Just be sure to park first so you don’t get pulled over by the popo, since texting while driving is now a no-no. Once you find yourself in a non-moving vehicle, or not behind the wheel at all, text “TGIW” to 99699 today and receive a special deal from Spice Market sent directly to your phone. This offer is part of the W Hotels of Atlanta “I ♥ W ATL” summer of sizzling specials and can be redeemed at Spice Market in the W Atlanta Midtown for up to one week after you receive your text. For more information, please visit W Hotels of Atlanta on Facebook. Offers will be updated by 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday mornings. Text messaging and data rates may apply.

Spice Market: In the W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hugel & Fils Wine Dinner at Aria

What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than a magnificent wine dinner at Aria? As part of its summer of global wine dinner, Aria will be hosting a five-course wine dinner featuring the five wines of France’s Hugel & Fils Winery on Monday, July 19.

Etienne Hugel will join the guests and tell first-hand stories consisting of the history of wine making in the family and the wines they make in the Alsace region of France. The family’s wine-making history dates back to the 1600s, making for a fascinating and remarkable story of both the region and the family’s development in the wine industry. The dinner, in partnership with Atlantic Wines, begins at 7 p.m. and costs $100 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 404-233-7673.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Pinnacle of Potlucks

On Sunday, July 18, Serenbe and the Southern Foodways Alliance Skillet Brigade are hosting a “Southern Chefs Potluck” event at the Inn at Serenbe lake pavilion. A baker’s dozen of Atlanta-area star chefs such as Shaun Doty of Shaun’s and YEAH! BURGER, Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill and Top Chef fame will do the cooking then sit down with the 150 guests for family-style dining. Each participating chef will contribute their favorite “Sunday Supper” side dish, a relish and a dessert for the event. The main dish will be White Oak Pastures beef prepared by Jim –n- Nick’s BBQ, and fried chicken legs from The Farmhouse. In addition to food and fellowship, guests will enjoy local beer and “Shine On Punch” mixed by Greg Best of Holeman & Finch. Potlucks don't get much better than this, so get your ticket now! Supper begins at 3 p.m.; tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased online or by calling 678-702-0400. “Southern Chefs Potluck” benefits Wholesome Wave of Georgia, a nonprofit organization that helps make healthy food accessible to all Georgia citizens while contributing to our local food economy. WWG uses private funds to double WIC and EBT coupons spent at partner markets and farm stands.

Inn at Serenbe: 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.; 770-463-2610.