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Share Our Strengths 4th Annual Great American Baking Contest

February 28, 2011

Flavor’s magazine encourages you to come join an event for a great cause on Wednesday March 2.  Share Our Strength (S.O.S.) will be hosting its fourth Annual Great American Baking Contest.  Whether you are a professional, amateur or young chef, you are welcome to come and show case your talent in this wonderful event that benefits the fight towards childhood hunger.    There will be prizes given to the top three finishers in three categories including $500 for first place in the professional category and $25 for first place in the amateur and children’s categories. This grand event will take place at Atlanta’s Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts.  Guests will enjoy a sample of each dessert, complimentary wines, cake and a silent auction.  Judges include local celebrities such as Executive Chef Todd Kazenske from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta; Cooks Warehouse Owner Mary Moore; Pastry Chef Jennifer Etchison of Pricci; Pastry Chef Heather Hurlbert of the Cherokee Town and Country Club as well as contestant on Top Chef: Just Desserts; Jenny Turknett, a dining team member for The Atlanta Journal – Constitution.  VIP’s can attend a special reception with Q100’s Jenn Hobby at 6:30 and regular admission begins at 7:30.  Regular admission tickets are $25 and VIP admission is $35.  You will not want to miss this delicious event.  For more information, please visit


R-Rice Restaurant: A New Twist on Asian and American Cuisine

October 29, 2010

There is a new restaurant in town that adds a delicious Asian twist to American cuisine. R-Rice specializes in dishes that consist of fresh sushi as well as unique American sandwiches. Sushi Chef Kondo will tempt you with his array of fine sushi such as smoked salmon roll, tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll. The deep-fried ichiban roll made of cream cheese, avocado, and smoked salmon will leave you completely satisfied. Other specialties on the menu are the unique American sandwiches accompanied by special Asian sauces created by Chef Kiko. Chef Kiko’s passion for food is found in these delectable dishes. Together, these two chefs pride themselves on quality and consistency. The waitstaff is very friendly and the décor is sleek and modern. R-Rice’s menu is the same for both lunch and dinner, making this a very affordable meal. Happy Hour Specials will be available for the first month from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  For more information about this restaurant, please visit or call 770/804-8155. The staff at Flavors magazine are happy to welcome R-Rice to the Metro Atlanta restaurant community. R-Rice is located at 1140 Hammond Dr., Ste 160 in Sandy Springs.

Favorite Foods from Childhood – Atlanta Chefs

October 6, 2010

I would like to highlight my absolute favorite section of the fall 2010 issue – “Chef Talk” by Emily Robinson. (Emily is Flavors‘ editorial intern who attends UGA.) Jamie Annarino inspired Emily to write this article. If you haven’t seen it yet, it incorporates childhood pictures of some of Atlanta’s best-loved chefs with quotes from the chefs about their favorites foods from their childhoods. It really is adorable–and interesting to consider how the chefs’ talents and interests may have been sparked from the best foods from their childhoods. Chefs who participated in this article are: Rebecca Lang, Gerry Klaskala from Aria, Jonathan Jerusalmy, from the St. Regis Altanta, Chris Sedgwick of The Sedgwick Group, Pano Karatossos of Kyma, Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Matt Albertario of Wildfire Atlanta, Brian Obermeyer of Pastis, Brad Parker of Dantanna’s, Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75, Boyd Rose of Milton’s, Cyrille Holota, Alex Freidman on P’Cheen, Stacy Eames of Highland Bakery and Nick Koulouris of Grecian Gyro. (fall 2010 pages 64-66)

Flavors fall 2010 pages 64-65 

Flavors fall 2010 page 66

Flavors fall 2010 page 66

Flavors fall 2010 pages 64-65

Delicious Discoveries (Flavors fall 2010 issue)

September 21, 2010

Flavors magazine fall 2010

Flavors magazine fall 2010

The fall 2010 issue is one of the best-looking issues of Flavors so far. The cover is a Micro Latin Tapas dish by A Legendary Event photographed by John Haigwood.

In this issue, a food feature by Shelley Sawyer explores delicious Atlanta culinary discoveries and features recipes chefs at Elevation Chophouse and Skybar, Lucia’s, Nathalie’s Fish House, Artisan Foods, HOBNOB, Sauced, Harvest on Main, Goin’ Coastal and Urban Pl8. Wine, Spirits and Beverage editor Ophelia Santos and Ramona Kimmel explore beer’s role in the cocktail an article entitled  So “Hoppy” Together. Lifestyle editor Carolyn O’Neil and Shelley Skiles Sawyer travel to Santa Fe to discover the Southwestern culinary scene. Kitchen and Home editor Allison Weiss Entrekin features a family-friendly kitchen and a mother-daughter recipe for Chocolate French Macaroons.

Our editorial intern, Emily Robinson talks to some local chefs in and writes about the foods that inspired them to become chefs in Chef Talk. Not to be missed: your favorite Atlanta chefs’ childhood pictures!

Spring 2010 Issue Unveiling at bistro VG

March 24, 2010

Flavors and Chateau Ste. Michelle held an exciting unveiling ceremony at bistro VG last night. Not only did we unveil the spring 2010 scrumptious chef issue covers – we unveiled the “new look” (a new logo and editorial design) of Flavors and  announced  the long-awaited Flavors: The Cookbook.

Gary Donlick’s (executive chef of Bistro Niko) Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb is featured on the cover of the new issue. Other scrumptious chefs included in the spring 2010 issue are: Jonathan Jerusalmy (whose handsome face graces the second cover) of The St. Regis Atlanta, Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75, Alisa Barry of Bella Cucina, Keira Moritz of Pacci, Todd Mussman of Muss and Turner’s, Joshua Wakefield of Meehan’s Public HouseChef Asata of Life Chef, David Larkworthy of Five Seasons Brewery, Donna Stuart Brousseau and Rebecca Lang.

Flavors held the usual drawing for which sponsors and advertisers provided coveted gift cards and other items to be won by attendees of the unveiling. Representatives from numerous charitable organizations announced fundraising events that will be taking place this spring and early summer. And our hosts, bistro VG served delicious appetizers.

Check out pictures from the event on Flavors’ Facebook fan page.

And be sure to get your copy of the new issue by subscribing to Flavors or picking up a copy at many grocery stores and bookstores through out Atlanta or visiting these area retailers:

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