Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Other A-town


Chef Demo with Peter Dale
of The National
10:00 a.m. on 12/3

Chef Demos are sponsored by

Whole Foods Market

Y'all know Hugh Acheson. Meet Hugh's Executive Chef from his Athens restaurant The National—Peter Dale. No, really, you should come meet him this Saturday. A UGA grad, Peter decided to pursue his culinary passion shortly after college, in 1999. With family background in Ecuador and Greece, he had experienced a diverse array of cuisines and was ready to get his start in the field. He began as an apprentice at Hugh's Five & Ten restaurant, with plans to attend culinary school thereafter. Instead, he chose travel as his education and spent time in Europe, mostly Spain, where he found further inspiration and honed his skills. In 2007, Dale and Hugh opened The National, combining their interests in cooking, travel, and food politics. The daily-changing menu features ingredients from local farms, combining the seasons of Georgia with the influences of cuisines from Spain, France, North Africa, Greece, the eastern Mediterranean, and Middle East. You don't have to travel around the world, or even to Athens, to get a taste for Peter's fantastic dishes—you just have to stop by the demo tent, where he'll be cooking up some Asian greens!


Another 'A' for Your List
Holiday Artist Market
December 17th, 9am-12pm

inside the Cathedral of St. Philip

Save the date for the last day of PRFM's 2011 season and plan to finish up your holiday shopping, too! The annual indoor Holiday Artist Market has something for every locavore on your list, with choices from fine foods like bacon, hot chocolate, and artisanal jams to crafts from 35 local artists (think handmade baskets, fabric art, glass, jewelry, wood creations, cutting boards, bird houses, candles, blooming bulbs, plants, glass beads and more). Just can’t decide? PRFM has gift cards available or our volunteers can help you create the perfect gift basket. P.S. We won't tell anyone if that extra-special gift is for you to enjoy!



- Jennifer Maley

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sleep in on Friday…

…because it’s Green Saturday
at PRFM: Holiday Artist Market
November 26th, 9am-12pm
inside the Cathedral of St. Philip
Too much turkey, not enough sleep? Rest on Friday and shop it off on Saturday as PRFM moves indoors for the annual Holiday Artist Market! Give local this year, with choices from fine foods like bacon, hot chocolate, and artisanal jams to crafts from 35 local artists (think handmade baskets, fabric art, glass, jewelry, wood creations, cutting boards, bird houses, candles, blooming bulbs, plants, glass beads and more). Just can’t decide? PRFM has gift cards, too. So, bring the whole family for some good food and great shopping this holiday weekend. PRFM will even be creating a photo scrapbook to commemorate all the fun—make sure you have your picture taken in the PRFM photo booth and tell us your favorite thing about the Market. You’ll keep one copy and the other will go into the PRFM 2011 scrapbook!

P.S. if you can’t make it on 11/26, stop by for another artist market on December 17th, the last day of the 2011 season.


- Jennifer Maley

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Give Thanks for Fresh Food

This week at PRFM…
Countdown to turkey day is on! Stop by the Market for all of your fixings, from collards to sausage, sweet potatoes to green beans, kale to ice cream (yup, we went there). And save the date for PRFM’s indoor holiday artist market on November 26—bring the whole family for good food and great gifts! P.S. if you can’t make it on 11/26, stop by for another artist market on December 17th, the last day of the 2011 season.

Chef Demo with Ryan Smith
of
Empire State South
10:00 a.m. on 11/19

Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market

Check out the demo tent this Saturday for Thanksgiving inspiration from one of our city’s finest chefs. As Executive Chef of Empire State South, Ryan Smith knows a couple of things about fresh, seasonal ingredients mixed with a little bit of tradition and a whole lot of creativity (the perfect combination for a stellar Thanksgiving, in our book). Since graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Ryan’s honed his skills at some of the best restaurants in Atlanta, including Bacchanalia, Canoe, Holeman & Finch, and Restaurant Eugene. Now at Empire State South, Ryan continues to refine his craft, developing with Chef/Partner Hugh Acheson dishes that reflect the history and traditions of the Southeast. Respect for the past coupled with an eye towards the future—sounds just about right for some (delicious) holiday inspiration.

Coming soon!

Holiday Artist Market: November 26th & December 17th

PRFM moves indoors for two special dates of holiday shopping! Give local this year, with choices from fine foods like bacon, hot chocolate, and artisanal jams to crafts from 35 local artists (think handmade baskets, fabric art, glass, jewelry, wood creations, cutting boards, bird houses, candles, blooming bulbs, plants, glass beads and more!). Just can’t decide? PRFM has gift cards, too. So, bring the family for some good food and fun shopping this holiday. We’ll see you inside the Cathedral of St. Philip!


- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Demos, cookbooks, and cheese! Oh, my!

Chef Demo with Jason Paolini
of Restaurant Eugene
10:00 a.m. on 11/12

Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market

If you know (and love) how Chef Linton Hopkins’ Restaurant Eugene is an integral part of Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, you know just how much care goes into the food and experience there. And you also know that there are good folks behind that good food and fun. Whether you’re in the know or just finding out, you’ll want to spend some time with Executive Sous Chef of both Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House, Jason Paolini. Like Chef Hopkins, Jason’s respect for the art and craft of American cuisine developed early in life, growing up hunting and fishing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana—from then on, he’s known the importance of fresh, quality ingredients. Jason’s wowed folks with his delicious preparations from getting his start in New Orleans’ famed Palace Caf├ę to his time working with Gary Mennie at Canoe and Taurus to his stint as opening sous chef at Craft Bar Atlanta. He found his culinary home with Chef Hopkins in 2009, when he became sous chef for Holeman & Finch Public House. Since then, he’s been promoted to Executive Sous Chef there and at Restaurant Eugene, where he and Chef Hopkins create some of this city’s finest American cuisine.

Sweet Auburn Bakery Book-signing
Join Sweet Auburn Bakery’s Chef Sonya Jones as she signs Sweet Auburn Desserts: Atlanta’s “Little Bakery That Could” this Saturday. Sweet Auburn’s southern desserts have been making Atlanta proud for 14 years—just one bite of their sweet potato cheesecake will convince you of why! Chef Sonya’s new cookbook will be for sale during the Market and she’ll be signing all morning. Holiday shopping? Just got a little easier, y’all.

New cheese at
Greendale Farm

Stop by the Greendale Farm tent this Saturday to check out a new cheese for your plate! Duet is a raw goat and cow cheese featured exclusively at Peachtree Road Farmers Market until it runs out. Exceptionally creamy, fresh and mild, this cheese will go perfectly with your favorite gew├╝rztraminer or pinot noir. Say, aren’t those also perfect pairings for Thanksgiving?

Save these dates!

Holiday Artist Market: November 26th & December 17th


- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holidays are go!


This week at PRFM…

Chef Demo with Lisa Rochon
of
Lisa Rochon, Ltd.—10:00 a.m. on 11/5
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
Good food is Lisa Rochon’s business—from party and menu planning to weekly meals to cooking classes, she’s got a fresh take. We at PRFM appreciate her attention to locally grown, seasonal produce and everyone at this year’s Mash-up appreciated it, too! Market shoppers swooned over her Southern Soup and our celebrity judges chose Lisa’s Quick Pickled Turnips as their favorite. You won’t want to miss her demo this Saturday, as she cooks up some show-stopping Thanksgiving side dishes (you know, the ones that will make your mother-in-law do the swooning). Lisa will show you how to make Almost White Roasted Root Vegetables, Savory Sweet Potatoes, and Raw Greens Salad with two Vidalia Onion Pepper Jelly Vinaigrettes (one veggie friendly and one with bacon!). These market-fresh dishes are so yummy, leftovers will not be an issue this Thanksgiving, y’all.

Kids Learning Patch
All Saturday Morning
Stop by the Kids Learning Patch tent for a fun hands-on activity celebrating Thanksgiving! The Kids Learning Patch series is sponsored by The Captain Planet Foundation.

Speaking of the Holidays…
Save these dates!
Holiday Artist Market: November 26th & December 17th


- Jennifer Maley