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Local, Fresh, Sustainable – 5 Seasons Brewing

We continue our quest for local Southerners that are doing things Local, Fresh, and Sustainable and have stumbled upon a marriage of food and brew.  Meet Crawford Moran, the Brewmaster at 5 Seasons Brewing, and a Southerner with a passion for bringing seasonality and sustainability to the micro-brewing industry. We sat down and talked about what makes 5 Seasons so unique including its symbiotic relationship to the farmers with its constantly changing menus, and the constantly rotating styles of beers that will keep your palates busy for years to come.  Throw out all your old notions of what a brew pub is.  The dynamic team of Crawford Moran’s brewing and the fresh, local, seasonal cooking provided by Chef David Larkworthy combine to pay great respect to the wonderful ingredients they are both working with.  A wonderful local Southern discovery that can’t be missed.  Stay Hungry Y’all!

-The Hungry Southerner

Note: Also available on YouTube

5 Seasons Westside:
1000 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone Number: 404 875 3232

Congrats: to Katie, Landis Myler and Laurel Palmer on winning our T-Shirt Drawing

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Tuesday Wine: Big Reds and Boxed Wine

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This week, I’m reviewing a favorite red of mine and…wait for it…a boxed wine.  Now before anyone gets all bent outta shape over wine in a box, take the time to read the review and try some for yourself.  You may be surprised how good (and convenient) boxed wines are.

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Southern Kitchen – Red Pepper Jelly

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A few weeks ago in the midst of our jam making, “The Hungry Southerner” let me borrow Thomas Keller’s latest book, Ad Hoc. While many cookbooks may give you some great recipes, this one will make you a better at-home cook.  The kitchen tips alone are worth the read.  One of the recipes I came across in the book was for Red Pepper Jelly, which my wife and I love.  My grandmother had given us some of her pepper jelly last time we were at her place, so I figured it’d be fun to do a little comparison between the two versions.

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Southern Kitchen – Pickling

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There was a period in the South where everyone knew how to jam, can, preserve and pickle.  Southerners knew how to preserve just about everything using all natural household ingredients and every home would have pantries stocked with jars of canned vegetables, fruits and everything in-between.  Learning how to pickle, or to brine, is very simple and doesn’t require any special tools.  The best part about learning how to pickle is getting to experiment with creating your very own Southern brine recipes.

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Southern Kitchen – Blueberry Lemon Preserves

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Encouraged by our “success” with the peach honey and inspired by an amazing deal on fresh blueberries, my wife decided our next endeavor would be Blueberry Preserves. Unlike the last time with the peaches, we felt like we were walking into things with a little experience under our belts. Armed with a bit of confidence, we chose Paula Dean’s blueberry lemon preserve recipe.

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Southern Kitchen – Georgia Peach Honey Preserves

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As we’ve noted before, ’tis the season for the farmer’s market.  It just feels right to get up Saturday morning and go buy fresh fruits and veggies from real people.  Problem is, sometimes I get carried away and buy a bit too much.  The tomatoes/peaches/cucumbers/etc are just too good to pass up when in season, and there’s only twenty one meals in a week.  The question naturally presents itself…..What am I gonna do with the twenty {insert produce here} I just came home with?   Answer- Invite a bunch of Hungry Southerner’s over to your house for a party…….or…..do a bit of canning, pickling, and preserving.

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Southern Kitchen – Peach Berry Cobbler

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Sometimes I daydream about all the things I could possibly cook in my cast iron skillet.  The one dish that I’ve battled with and lost a cast iron skillet to is cast iron Peach Berry Cobbler.  It’s the one dessert that I love to eat, but have feared trying to make, that I haven’t revisted this recipe in over 3 years.  This time around I’m bringing my brand new recipe and my grandmother’s guaranteed nonstick cast iron skillet, to finally conquer a Bourbon Soaked Peach Berry Cobbler with a Molasses Biscuit Crust.

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