Lost Art of Aspic

Greensboro brewery aspires to revive these gelatinous culinary creations in the world’s first aspic cooking competition Story by Andrea Gable | Photography by Brandy Angel I think Nathan McGarity secretly likes to see the look of polite disgust on people’s faces when they learn what aspic is. Once the co-owner of Oconee Brewing Co. explains…

Love in the time of COVID

After the pandemic postpones their wedding plans, a New York couple pulls together an unforgettable whimsical event while visiting family at Lake Oconee Story by Tia Lynn Ivey | Photography by Robin Bish Weddings drum up all kinds of iconic imagery, from elegant white gowns to velvety tiered cakes, from fancy centerpieces atop fine linens…

Confessions of a Serial Griller

Cookbook author, Matt Moore, explores the best methods and techniques for smoky perfection with some of best grill masters in the South Photography by Andrea Behrends and Helene Dujardin Matt Moore, author of “South’s Best Butts” and “A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen,” begins his newest book with a confession. “I’m a Serial Griller. It’s a messy…

At the Table: A Summer Smash

Ice cream sandwiches are an easy and fun way to cool off on hot summer days, and the varieties of these sweet sensations are endless. Story by Alex Ugolini | Photography by Brandy Angel Summer days in the south just simply call out for the cool relief of creamy ice cream. When you take that…

In the Spirit: Fruit Cocktails

Make summer days a little sweeter with these refreshing cocktails with a fruity twist. Summer days around the lake go great with an ice cold beverage in hand, especially ones that bring out light, refreshing flavors with the right amount of sweetness that fruit can add. Whether blended and frozen or poured over ice, these…

Food for thought

Changing the way we shop, the way we share, and the way we put food on the table in the face of a pandemic Story by Leara Rhodes A large pine table sits in the middle of the kitchen. There is no tablecloth. As meal time approaches, what will be on the table to serve…

A socially-distant soup kitchen

Story by Will Broadwater As the smell of spices fills the air, people approach the driveway of Greg and Eric Zock to receive servings of soup during the COVID-19 outbreak. The two brothers aren’t the only Athens residents sacrificing their time and health to give food to those in need, but they’ve found a way…

From the Heart: Caring Hands

Community partners join with Putnam Christian Outreach for an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to serving the increased needs of the community during a pandemic. For more than 28 years, Putnam Christian Outreach has worked to serve the Eatonton community “with caring hands and loving hearts” through  food, clothing, and financial assistance for prescriptions, medical…

By the Book: Summer Reads

Whether sheltering in place or soaking up sunshine, add these titles by Georgia authors to your summer reading list. Story by Chip Bell Summertime, and the reading is easy. Plots are jumping, and the mystery’s high. The big question is what book titles to grab, along with your sunscreen, when heading for the backyard or…

Behind the Brush: The Making of an Artist

Whether  it be a formal education or self-taught passion, local artists give insight into what makes an artist. Story by Julia Owens | Photography by Jesse Walker The years spent pursuing the rite of passage to be considered an artist can be uncertain, formidable, humbling, and intoxicating. Many paths to achievement exist: a fine arts…