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Author Deborah Geering

  • Deborah Geering

    Contributing Writer

    Before joining the Atlanta magazine team in summer 2010, Deborah Geering contributed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s food section for a decade as a writer, recipe tester/developer, and photo stylist. She has written about food, travel, and lifestyles for several regional and national magazines as well. When she is not cooking, writing, or scoping out farmers markets, she can often be found at a wedding, performing with the After Five String Quartet. She has lived in Decatur since 1994.


Eggplant with orzo, tomato, and chickpeas

This medley of Mediterranean flavors comes off more as a warm salad than a pasta main. Salting and roasting the eggplant ensures that the texture will be tender, not rubbery. Serve it with grilled lamb chops or a steak. —Deborah Geering Read More

Muscadines: The South's most popular indigenous grape

These earthy fruits can be used for late summer wines and jellys

Muscadines, the South’s most popular indigenous grape, appear pervasively at farmers markets and in grocery stores through late summer and into fall. Similar in taste to common table grapes but with an earthier undertone, muscadines are seeded and have thick skins that soften appealingly when cooked. Read More

Summer salad of grilled corn and tomatoes

Tender grilled corn, crisp cucumber, and sweet onion provide the perfect backdrop for juicy, colorful, heirloom tomatoes. Don’t worry too much about measurements—you can’t go wrong with these summer favorites in any proportion. —Deborah Geering Read More

Chai Pani's Corn Bhel

Just in time for the local sweet corn season, Chai Pani in Decatur offers this recipe for a refreshing summer salad. Cumin Lime Dressing will store in the refrigerator for a few days, so use any extra to dress a salad of lettuce or arugula, grapefruit slices and avocado. Read More

This month's farmer's market find: blackberries

Mix the antioxidant-loaded fruit in ice cream, cobblers, or smoothies

Blackberries are about as common at markets this time of year as they are along roadsides, though the big, juicy berries that farmers grow are far more tempting. While many farmers maintain only a row of brambles, Ronnie Mathis of Mountain Earth Farms in Clarkesville has set aside an entire acre. Read More