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ONE Program with Chef Acheson

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For one moment, a coordinated effort to bring a rally cry to policy makers about chronic malnutrition brought together a room full of tweeters.

The hosting group, ONE, is a grassroots advocacy organization that fights extreme poverty. They are also a group that is not interested in raising money but getting lots of people on the same page for one big voice.

Bravo TV’s Top Chef Master Hugh Acheson led the group in sharing his passion in teaching simple recipes that anyone can use.  Vitamin rich sweet potato was the “secret” ingredient.

Acheson made sweet potato soup–very simple–roast some sweep potatoes in the oven, put some onions in a big soup bowl, mix in some chicken stock and water with natural herbs and insert the sweet potatoes. Take a hand held blender and mix it up.  Some wonderful soup topped with raisins and something sweet.

Acheson comes from a long list of book smart individuals; he did not find his niche in traditional college, so he found his passion in food. This lead to his career in restaurants and he now employs over 170 individuals.  As a chef, he promotes healthy living.  Acheson acknowledges that we have plenty of bad food and need to steer near better food.

Chef Acheson and C. David Trivino, Esq.

In Atlanta, Acheson has his midtown restaurant Empire State South.  He also has  a cook book A New Turn in the South.

At noon we were told to write out this tweet, which you can do to do your part in saving 25 million children by 2016.

Tweet: @stateDept #SecClinton Create a #Recipe4Change Put global nutrition on the agenda. 25 million kids are counting on it

ONE is cofounded by Bono and is backed by 3 million members who fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Check out: http://one.org/us/

Follow Chef Acheson at http://hughacheson.com and Twitter@HughAcheson

Follow Dr. Wilson Trivino Twitter@T4Vista

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521 Kitchen and Que = Our Pick for Holiday Meat!

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521 Kitchen and Que is located in Atlanta off Roswell Road and is our pick for ordering your Holiday Meal this year, and dinner tonight!

Owned by local Atlanta couple, Drew and Roma Kirkland, this is by far one of the best BBQ’s we have been to.  One thing that strikes us in particular about this restaurant is their commitment to locally sourced and fresh food. Also, they are vegetarian and gluten free friendly. Vegetarian? A BBQ restaurant is vegetarian friendly? Yes, believe it or not, as Roma told us, there are quite a lot of  vegetarians that love to grab a bite at 521 Kitchen and Que.

As someone that works with my significant other, I loved the fact that the “521” in 521 Kitchen and Que is their anniversary date. Awe… Heart melts.

So, long story short; We sampled all the yummy goodies they have and for your holiday meals, do yourself a favor and let them cook it.

 

Must have picks:

Turkey – Moist and Delicious. All your guests will be impressed.

Kale Slaw – So delightful! It doesn’t have the bitterness you might expect from Kale. It is definitely worth getting

Baked Sweet Potato – Cooked perfectly, season with salt and pepper

Brisket – Melt in your mouth delicious!

Let’s just say that we loved everything we tried and we are certain you will too.

Go ahead and try them for lunch or dinner! While you are there,  place your holiday order! Do it quickly!

 

 

 

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Murphy’s Farmer’s Table Dinner Series Continues

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ATLANTA – Any frequenter of Murphy’s knows that each plate is made up of delicious ingredients, locally grown and thoughtfully prepared. To honor the sources of these ingredients, Murphy’s is excited to continue their Farmer’s Table Dinner Series. Already proven to be a fan favorite after a sold out dinner in June, the series will take place the last Wednesday of each month. Guests are invited to enjoy a multi-course meal highlighting local farmers and their contributions to Murphy’s menu.

The first dinner of the series, a successful “trial run”, took place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and featured farmer Richard Kessler (“RJ”) from Planted Rock Farms. The 4-course dinner included wine pairings and a variety of summer-inspired dishes, thoughtfully prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ricky Navas. Guests also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with RJ and Chef Ricky.

The next dinner will take place Wednesday, July 29 and will be hosted by Geezer’s Farm out of Gurley, Alabama, where Farmer David Sisk will travel to Atlanta to join the feast.

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Melting Pot 1/4 Off the 4th!

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Midtown-Atlanta’s scrumptious Melting Pot will have a delicious 4th of July menu available–and it’s 1/4 off! Skip the grill on your holiday, because there will be a meal for everyone to enjoy aside from burgers and hot dogs. Personally, I’d get all over that watermelon and feta salad. And the Buffalo chicken.

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