Photo Credit: Noah Fecks
A third-generation Athenian, Nicole Taylor graduated from Clarke Central High School in 1996, then from Clark Atlanta University in 2000. She moved to Brooklyn in 2008, but found she missed the foodways of her home. She visits Athens this week, with stops at Avid on Thursday and the Athens Farmers Market Saturday, to promote her debut cookbook, The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen. Yes, it includes a fried chicken recipe, but Taylor’s takes on many Southern dishes incorporate the influence of international cuisine: smoked trout in her deviled eggs, Indian spices in her popcorn, grits and ginger in her savory waffles.
Meet cookbook author Nicole A. Taylor in celebration of her book, The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.