ASW™ – Licensed Whiskey Bootlegger Distillery
Oct31

ASW™ – Licensed Whiskey Bootlegger Distillery

ASW™ (American Spirit Whiskey) Distillery’s Jim Chasteen’s business card reads “Founder & Licensed Bootlegger.” Not only is it a pretty cool title but it gives us a peek into the culture of  the Atlanta craft spirits distillery. Jim and his partner Charlie Thompson do take their business seriously. The motto they live and brew by is Crafted with Character. However, there is also a sense of fun. The first...

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Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari
Oct03

Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari

Walk into Bellina Alimentari and you quickly get why its motto is La Vita è Bontà” or “food as a way of life.” Even strolling through Atlanta’s Ponce City Market the street or mall view into Bellina Alimentari is a feast of prepared foods, cheeses and imported food items like olive oil and pasta. However, initial looks can be deceiving. Behind the fabulous food counter is a restaurant+bar+cooking school. Really! But I was not at...

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How To Create A New Recipe – Tips From Chefs
Aug07

How To Create A New Recipe – Tips From Chefs

Most home cooks take for granted how to create a new recipe. Often it seems like a hit or miss propostion. I was curious to learn if ‘real’ chefs have a secret sauce when it comes to creating a divalicious recipe. I reached out on Twitter via @DivaFoodies to ask our chef friends if they would share a few tips about their processes for developing new recipes. It goes without saying, the food social media community overflows...

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Review – Chef Gordon Ramsay’s DASH
Aug05

Review – Chef Gordon Ramsay’s DASH

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Dash! First off, I have to tell you I am not a game type person. I don’t play Candy Crunch or that Farm thing or whatever new game people seem to be inviting me to play on Facebook. But as soon as Chef Gordon Ramsay’s mobile app game DASH was released I was at the Itunes store downloading the game. Why you might ask. After interviewing over a dozen contestants, on Diva Foodies’ tweet chat #FoodTVChat, I’ve come to...

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Food Blogger Tasting ~ Chef Melissa Pelkey-Haas Introduces Topper’s Rhum
Jul21

Food Blogger Tasting ~ Chef Melissa Pelkey-Haas Introduces Topper’s Rhum

Diva Foodies was invited to a divalicious and fun tasting… Island Style!  “Chef M” aka Melissa Pelkey-Hass’ menu featured original recipes which included Topper’s Rhums as the star ingredient. Topper’s Rhum is an award winning rum (or using the French spelling Rhum!) from St. Martaan. Inspired by the creativity of the tasting, I’m taking this post up a notch with interview questions sprinkled...

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A Food Blogger Menu Preview Tasting At Twelve-Eighty
Jul05

A Food Blogger Menu Preview Tasting At Twelve-Eighty

Twelve-Eighty… more than a stop before the arts. Tucked away in the Woodruff Arts Center campus in Midtown Atlanta, fondly referred to as the Village for the Arts, is another type of performance art — the restaurant Twelve-Eighty. The more we get to know talented chefs and restaurants that are creating innovative and divalicious dishes, the more we are convinced this aspect of the culinary world is a combination of art and...

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