April 2015: Food Lovers Guide: The D.I.Y. Edition



04Apr15AFood Lovers Guide: The D.I.Y. Edition
How to sharpen your skills, shop like a chef, host the perfect party, and more.
Edited by Evan Mah
By Osayi Endolyn, Steve Fennessy, Deborah Geering, Evan Mah, Tess Malone, Jennifer Rainey Marquez, and Betsy Riley

And . . . They’re Out
The Braves we knew are gone. But at least we have our memories.
By Thomas Lake

Swamps Élysées
Christy Plott Redd holds court from the bayous of Louisiana to the posh boutiques of Paris. Her calling card? The skins of the American alligator. By Mary Logan Bikoff

Dinner with Art
At Atlas restaurant, the Bacon’s on the wall.
By Scott Henry

Editor’s Note Cooking for four, but shopping for eight

Art Festivals vs. fine art  
What can one culture teach the other?
Preservation  Glimmers of hope for the historic Sweet Auburn district
Innovation  UGA researchers aim to create a frozen zoo
You can’t take it with you  What gets confiscated at Hartsfield-Jackson?
On the shelf  Jim Grimsley’s “How I Shed My Skin”
Bingo  Check off your finds at the annual Steeplechase

Editor’s pick  
Anisa International makeup brushes
The Love List  Ringing in spring
Room envy  An elegant bathroom awash in blue
Destination  Rosemary Beach, Florida
Getaway guide  Travel tip sheet

Breakfast club  Octane’s vegetarian bowl is a healthy brunch alternative
Home cooking  How ready-to-cook meals stack up
Christiane Chronicles  Shochu raves and social media rants
Technique  Curing lox
Fresh on the scene  First looks at Atlas and more
Review Last Word in O4W

One Square Mile  The Shepherd’s Inn