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The Christiane Chronicles: Stop cooking my vegetables to death

The best carrot I ever ate wasn’t charred, blistered, sous-vided, dusted with ashes, or suffering any of the indignities chefs now routinely submit our vegetables to. The best carrot I ever ate came right out of the ground.
Hi-Five diner closing

Hi-Five Diner will close November 13

Fans of Hi-Five Diner, you'll have your chance for a final brunch on Sunday. Alex Brounstein's restaurant, which replaced Villains Wicked Heroes last year, announced on Facebook today that it will close at the end of the week.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

I credit Julia Child for my first trip to the Municipal Market of Atlanta on Edgewood Avenue one bright morning in 1975. Eager to dazzle my new husband with my culinary prowess and introduce him to the food I grew up with, I had decided to make Child’s lapin à la moutarde, only to find that, back then, only poor people and country folks in Georgia ate rabbit. No regular grocery stores carried it. But the market did, so I dove into a world where my senses were assaulted by whole pigs, obscene-looking viscera, fatback encrusted with salt, baggies of edible kaolin, little bunches of yellow roots, enormous bouquets of collards, and, yes, fresh rabbit sold at the fish counter. I was hooked.

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