Join Atlanta’s chefs for an intimate and relaxing culinary experience. Learn from the best as they prepare a four-part small plates menu featuring food responsibly harvested from local farmers and the Garden. October 15 features Chef Todd Richards, and each attending household will receive a copy of his new cookbook, SOUL, to be signed by the chef during the dinner.
Awards: Amazon’s Best Cookbooks of 2018, Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018, Food52 Favorite Cookbooks of 2018, The Atlantic Best Cookbooks of 2018, Grub Street (New York Magazine) Best Cookbooks of 2018.
Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine—soul food, but Todd Richards’ food is anything but stereotypical. Taste his Hot-Chicken-Style Country-Fried Lamb Steak or Blueberry-Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Thighs as evidence. While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn’t let his heritage restrain him. The message of Soul is that cooks can honor tradition yet be liberated to explore. Todd Richards celebrates the restorative wonders of a classic pot of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, yet doesn’t shy away from building upon that foundational recipe with his Collard Green Ramen, a reinterpretation that incorporates far-flung flavors of cultural influences and exemplifies culinary evolution. Page after page, in more than 150 recipes and stunning photos, Todd shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. Whether you’re new to Southern and soul food or call the South your home, Soul will encourage you to not only step outside of the box, but to boldly walk away from it.
The chapters in Soul are organized by featured ingredients: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Each one begins with a traditional recipe and progresses alongside Richards’ exploration of flavor combinations and techniques.
Circles Members receive advance notification and registration period.
If you’re interested in Circles Membership, please contact Patti Muenchen at 404-591-1582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule: April, May, June and September – October, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 per dinner; $ 675 for six dinner purchase
Registration: Call 404-876-5859 ext 2559
Deadline: One week before each session
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