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This week, The New York Times has given Atlanta its blessing as a food town that's come into its own.

And John Kessler, who was head food writer with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution from 1997 until 2015, says he feels like he’s heard this story before.

"I think I’ve been writing the 'Atlanta’s coming of age' [story] since the Big Chicken was a fluffy little chick," he says. "I mean, I just think there's been some version of that story for a while."

Atlanta Weekend Events: Food, Wine And A Knuffle Bunny

May 27, 2015
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There’s a lot going on around Atlanta this weekend including a performance by the Atlanta Ballet called "Wabi Sabi" and the fifth annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. 

To learn more about these events, host Amy Kiley spoke with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine. They began by talking about a play for kids. 

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Brothers Matt and Ted Lee are out to bust some stereotypes.

The James Beard Award-winning siblings have traveled the South to demystify Dixie's culinary culture.

They documented their journey for the arts network Ovation TV – and the result is "Southern Uncovered," which premieres June 14.

Each of the six episodes explores the cuisine of selected Southern cities: Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Asheville, Louisville and their native Charleston.

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Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter have ventured far and wide to pursue their passion for food.

It wasn’t until recent years that they joined forces to stage what’s become a high-profile event showcasing the cuisine of their native South. 

The founders of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival are marking the fifth year since the event began, and it returns May 28-31 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel and other Midtown locales. 

Crane Creek Vineyards

Georgia’s wine business is booming, creating jobs and millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue.

It’s quite an accomplishment when you consider there were just a handful of vineyards in the state in 1995. But with steady growth over the past two decades, Georgia now boasts more than 40.

Grape grower and winemaker Eric Seifarth is the president of Crane Creek Vineyards, which is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

Seifarth is also a member of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Hails Southern Cuisine

May 6, 2015
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When some Southerners talk about what they like to eat, using the word “food” simply will not do.

Two chefs who have spread the influence of an African-American flair on Southern dishes refer to it as nothing short of cuisine.