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First the Ghetto Burger and now the Ultimate Burger

There’s competition for Georgia best hamburger. You may have heard of Ann’s Snack Bar in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. After all, The Wall Street Journal named Ann’s humongous Ghetto Burger the best hamburger in the United States. That was in 2007 and I’m happy to report Ann’s is still open even though the owner […]

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Cooks prepare buñuelos

Flaky sweet glory of the buñuelo

Readers of Garden & Gun magazine named the beignet, that deep-fried, doughnut-like New Orleans concoction, as the Ultimate Southern Food. The beignet laid waste to culinary deities like cornbread, black eyed peas and fried chicken. I think the vote was rigged. It’s no exaggeration to say that deep fried dough is a dessert staple throughout […]

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Lauri Jo Bennett

Canning: Lauri Jo’s pickled green tomatoes

Canning changed Lauri Jo Bennett’s life. Lauri Jo, of Norman Park, Ga., left her teaching job in 2009 and started her own business, specializing in Southern style canning. A few days after her first jar labels arrived she won Best of the National Gourmet Food Show at the Atlanta Mart for her Green Tomato Pickles […]

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