Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - (Page 44)

A state of fullness Georgia offers many great food options BY DEBORAH GEERING COURTESY OF LANE SOUTHERN ORCHARDS R eady to eat your way across Georgia? Between fresh seafood on the coast, ripe peaches in the middle of the state and barbecue joints dotted across Georgia, you’ll never find a safe place to diet. Let’s start in North Georgia. Aside from all the accolades, there’s one thing that sets Phil Beaubien, owner of The Hickory Pig in Gainesville, apart from other barbecue guys: his willingness to share a recipe. When asked, he happily rattles off the “secret” formula that recently won him “best barbecue in metro Atlanta” honors from Atlanta magazine. “I’ve got a pretty good stack of hickory wood,” he reveals. “And you’ve got to have the right wheelbarrow. You need a red wheelbarrow.” The rest, he says, is in the fire and the pork, in patience and practice. No rubs, no sauces. Sweet peaches from Georgia are sought all around the country, such as these from Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley. Generous portions of their fresh-made peach cobbler, left, are served up onsite at Peachtree Café. His is the kind of independent thinking that’s served Georgians for generations. If you were to drive from the mountains to the coast, zigzagging from highway to byway and stopping for snacks all along the way, you’d think you couldn’t possibly be eating each meal in the same state. The diversity of delicacies tells a rich story of Georgia’s foodways. Our state’s cuisine has evolved from years of fine-tuning and passing-down, the revisions and adaptations of meals made by creative folk who used whatever ingredients they could find to feed their families. Thanks to all that innovation, we lucky descendants get to pig out on barbecue, revel in deviled crab, tuck into peach cobblers. So, where to begin? That’s up to you. Here’s a sampling, by no means exhaustive, of some of the most-loved dishes and delicacies of Georgia. Mull this over A few decades ago, whenever a Little League team, volunteer fire department or parent-teacher organization in Northeast Georgia needed some extra funds, they’d put out a sign and barbecue some chickens, recalls Marc Perry, chief of the Danielsville Community Volunteer Fire Department and a 40-year department veteran. “We just Chefs Dave Snyder, left, of Halyards Restaurant in decided we’d do something St. Simons, and Whitney Otawka, of Greyfield Inn on different.” Cumberland Island, are well-known on their respecSo the guys pulled out a tive islands for creating dishes that are loved by tourtime-honored recipe for chicken ists and locals alike. For a bonus recipe from Otawka that features Sweet Grass Dairy’s Thomasville Tomme mull—a regional comfort stew made with chicken (or rabbit, cheese, see page 47A of this month’s digital edition. More online at www.georgiamagazine.org COURTESY OF WHITNEY OTAWKA AURANT COURTESY OF HALYARDS REST 44 GEORGIA MAGAZINE http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2011

Georgia Magazine - July 2011
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Special Energy Report
A Jewel Against the Sea
“A Special Blessing”
Your Own Backyard
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2011

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Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Magazine - July 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia’s Energy Outlook (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47C)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47D)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50C)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50D)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50E)
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