Interview With Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie & Ardbeg
Oct26

Interview With Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie & Ardbeg kindly agreed to answer a few questions from this still whisky novice. My love affair with the dark spirits began when I joined a southern gentleman in a dram. The southern gentleman is long gone but my enjoyment of whiskies and bourbons continues. The more I taste the more I become curious about the creation of fine whiskies...

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#FoodTVChat Interview With Chef Dorian Hunter
Oct18

#FoodTVChat Interview With Chef Dorian Hunter

Chef Dorian Hunter, MasterChef Season 10 Winner ~ A Twitter Interview It was a great pleasure to have Chef Dorian Hunter guest host Diva Foodies #FoodTVChat tweet chat guest last month. Although at the time of the chat we didn’t know Chef Dorian’s life was about to change we did know that her skills and talents were taking this gracious lady to the MasterChef finale. In our pre tweet chat conversation Chef Dorian shared...

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A Chef’s Story: Chef Sang, Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill
Jun19

A Chef’s Story: Chef Sang, Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill

In between the condos, apartments and retail stores on Peachtree Street, in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, is restaurant where the chef is passionate about sharing his love of Vietnamese street food or as Chef Sang calls it “working class food.” I was introduced to Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill through a tweet from my pal @SashaEats. [Side note: Social media can work deliciously for restaurants & food makers!] Thank...

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Q. D. Foodie Kitchen Tools Come To Life! 
May21

Q. D. Foodie Kitchen Tools Come To Life! 

Q. D. Foodie Kitchen Tools Come To Life!  About a year ago I ‘met’ Marci Heit, founder of Q.D. Foodie, on Twitter @DivaFoodies. Yes, I said Twitter; but that’s a story for another day. Marci was in the process of a Kick Starter campaign to fund an adorable set of kitchen tools – Q. D. Foodies. I fell in love not only with her playful kitchen tools but with the story of the little, girl character Q. D. aka Quinn...

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: A VIP Tasting & A Chat With Chef Donte Youmans
Feb13

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: A VIP Tasting & A Chat With Chef Donte Youmans

From judging food festivals to interviewing food makers to working with cool chefs, and experiencing new food and restaurant openings I love the world of food that I’ve been exploring. So when I was invited to a special media/food blogger VIP tasting at the Peachtree Corners‘ opening of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill I should have been over the top excited to attend. However, it was a rainy, raw night and in all honesty I was tempted not...

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Creating Herbal Teas: Jan Grieco, Great North Woods Herbs & Botanicals
Feb04

Creating Herbal Teas: Jan Grieco, Great North Woods Herbs & Botanicals

Creating herbal teas is a personal joy for Jan Grieco. My friend Jan, founder of Great North Woods Herbs & Botanicals is a true renaissance woman. Jan’s background includes author, college professor, journalist, dog advocate and now foodpreneur. At her heart Jan is a creative nurturer. So it wasn’t a big surprise when I saw she had launched a company that incorporates the herbs she grows in her amazing garden in...

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