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The Hutcheson-Redwine Plantation is a magical scene. Nestled in the rolling terrain of Chattahoochee Hills, the circa-1841 farmhouse has been lovingly restored. Here, recipes for a bucolic brunch, including watermelon spritzer, chilled melon soup, turkey sweet potato hash, and mascarpone tart with fresh strawberries.
Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton used Hudson Grace as a restaurant to serve their California-style recipes for an all-star cast of guests. Monelle and Gary had one tip for the gathering: Keep it simple so you can enjoy the evening, too.
Chef Zeb Stevenson, formerly of Watershed, relies on Green Ola Acres’s papaya squash as the foundation of a savory pie that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. Although you can use different varieties for this recipe, papaya squash has the right amount of sweetness, complexity, and water content, and its distinct nuttiness makes it perfect for a pie.
It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.
Throw a sophisticated, Southern fall supper with recipes from chef Scott Peacock and mixologist Navarro Carr
My dear friend Liz Lapidus, whose public relations firm represents some of the city’s top restaurants and creatives, has a knack for inviting all the right people to just the right venue. The dinner she hosted one fall evening in the leafy courtyard of Susan Bridges’s Inman Park gallery, Whitespace, was no different. There, her intimate group of eight gathered to celebrate Birmingham-based artist Amy Pleasant’s show Writing Pictures.
The profiteroles at Cafe Alsace have developed quite a reputation since Benedicte Cooper first put them on the menu 18 years ago. “We have regular customers who order them on their anniversaries instead of Champagne,” says Cooper.
Sarah O’Brien uses a standard recipe for making her irresistibly flaky crusts. So how come hers taste so much better than ours? “It’s all about the little things,” she says.
You can’t beat a cast-iron skillet for corn bread and fried chicken, but those aren’t the only reasons to haul it out. I love the crispy edges it creates in this simple, buttery, down-home cobbler, inspired by one in Rebecca Lang’s outstanding volume, Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories (Oxmoor House, 2012). It’s incredibly fuss-free, calling for only one mixing bowl. The hint of cornmeal adds an appealingly rustic layer of flavor and texture. Hers calls for a combination of half blueberries and half peeled and sliced peaches (cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices.) Since fresh, ripe peaches weren’t available at the market, I used a mixture of summer berries instead. When peaches come into season, you can bet I’ll make it her way. Serve this with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Leftovers are great warmed up for breakfast.
I don’t have any trouble finding ways to use fresh-picked, locally grown strawberries; I just eat them. But inevitably, with any bucket of berries there are always a handful that are less than perfect—underripe or overripe, bruised, or just ugly. Those berries need a home in a recipe—like this one. I like the way whole grain bread balances the tartness of the berries.
If you’re looking for an easy but stunning dessert for your Valentine, check out this classic Coeur à la crème, which translates literally to “heart of cream.” The most difficult part of the recipe...