Thursday, April 23, 2009

Emory's "Cooking 101" class in the news

Read all about it:
Life Chef/Chef Asata "Cooking 101" featured in the Emory Wheel

Food News: Food giant Unilever to cut sodium content

THUMBS UP: Food giant Unilever reducing sodium content across the board to fit within World Health Organization's 5mg/day by 2015.

Popular Unilever brands include Bertoli, Country Crock, Hellmans, Knorr, Lipton, Slim Fast, Wishbone, Heartbrand and many others.

Read Article Here
(RT @thefoodsection)

TASTY II with Spicy Wifey This Sunday

Revamp your nightly repast with an internationally inspired series, customized exclusively for Spicy Wifey by the Life Chef, Asata Reid.

This series is designed to bring the entire family to the table! Everyday ingredients get a makeover and take center stage in sexy, delicious, nutritious meals that will have you canceling those restaurant reservations and coming home for dinner night after night!

This cooking demonstration will present seasoned cooks with fresh ideas and provide those new to cooking with a great place to start. Surprise your mate with a spicy new dish! This session will explore Asian flavors and feature wine and cocktail pairings with each tasty course! These sessions are informative, fun and TASTY!

Turkey-ginger potstickers with nappa cabbage slaw
Chilled soba noodles with shiitakes and green onions
Sliced chicken with spicy braised bok choy
Sesame garlic long beans

- Ladies Only!
Register Now at, click "shop spicy wifey" - Only $40.00

Calavino's Soul Kitchen

Had dinner last night at a relatively new East Atlanta eatery, although the chef is not new to Atlanta by any means.

Vidalia onion soup @ Calavinos in EAV on Twitpic
Vidalia Onion Soup

Fried green tomato sandwich on Twitpic
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Fried fish collards macnchz on Twitpic
Fried Tilapia, Collards, Dill-Havarti MacNCheez

Short version:
All of the food had good flavor and you can’t deny the good flavors of real food. Our waitress Erin was friendly, knowledgeable and patient – not only were we newbies (who always take a long time to order) but we were also Those People with The Kid in the restaurant on this particular evening. If you’re rolling with your mini-me entourage, eating at Calavino’s on a weekday at 6-ish is good timing. We were one of only three tables and the night-life set of East Atlanta Village hadn’t kicked into gear yet.

Check out the full review here: