Heather Anne Thomas
This second annual epicurean extravaganza to benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles is shaping up to be a spectacular week of events. Here’s a closer look at who you’ll see and what’s happening October 1-6. EIL will be your hosts at the Riverside VIP Sporting Club on Saturday, so we hope to see you there too.
MAIN COURSE - LINTON HOPKINS
Named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in 2009 and a James Beard Award winner in 2012, Atlanta’s Iron Chef Linton Hopkins has earned international acclaim. The Emory University and Culinary Institute of America graduate and his wife, Gina,opened Restaurant Eugene on Peachtree Road in 2004, catching the attention of media and food lovers throughout the country with a unique vision of hospitality and community-driven cuisine. In 2008, they opened Holeman & Finch Public House and H&F Bread Co., followed by H&F Bottle Shop, in 2011. Most recently, Hopkins has hit the “big leagues” by placing H&F Burger outposts in Turner Field, and starting food and beverage development company, Eugene Kitchen.
Celebrating the ample bounty of Georgia farms is a passion for Hopkins. He is committed to using fresh, local produce and preparing natural meats and. He helped found the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, is a member of the Atlanta Local Foods Initiative, serves on the Georgia Organics chef ’s advisory committee, and actively participates in Food & Wine’s Grow for Good campaign. Hopkins was the President of the Board of Directors for the Southern Foodways Alliance in 2012 and celebrated the Move to School Initiative by harvesting vegetables in the White House garden with First Lady Michelle Obama, D.C. school children and the White House chef. Hopkins co-hosts Feed Radio, a bi-monthly AM radio show focused on experiences and personalities that have helped shape his career and the music that inspires him.
A Recipe for Revolution?
Always stressing the importance of fresh, wholesome, natural ingredients, Chef Hopkins remains insistent that making mayonnaise from scratch, and teaching others to do the same, can change the world. Maybe it really is just that easy.
1 farm egg yolk
1 tsp. vinegar
5 oz. peanut oil
Add salt to yolk, whisk. Add