19 things you didn’t know about Atlanta’s past

Atlanta’s first celeb chef was the mother of modern Southern cooking

In the early 20th century, Atlanta Gas Light Co. hired Henrietta Dull to teach cooks how to use gas ranges. In 1920 she began writing a column for the Atlanta Journal, covering everything from making fancy sherbets to dressing opossums. Her 1928 book, Southern Cooking, came to define the region’s flavor.