Kate Parham Kordsmeier
Serving up an eclectic mix of foods, Atlanta boasts a host of talented chefs along with a devoted foodie community. With several James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists, Atlanta continues to pioneer the South from casual comfort to the finer foods. Whether you're headed to downtown or to the ethnic mecca that is Buford Highway, you'll find Atlanta's best chefs innovating and continuing to redefine the culinary food scene in the big Peach. With 100 recipes for the home cook from Atlanta's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 200 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Atlanta Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and residents alike.
About the Author
Kate Parham is an Atlanta-based freelance food and travel writer for more than 65 publications, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, The Washington Post, Esquire, DETAILS, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Vegetarian Times, and dozens more. After stints in Los Angeles, Italy, Dallas, and Washington D.C., Kate returned to her hometown of Atlanta, where she also reports on wine & spirits, health, and other lifestyle topics, and develops recipes for publications like Cooking Light and FITNESS. Kate is also a columnist for CNTraveler.com, FoodService Director, and Simply Buckhead. Photographer Heidi Geldhauser brings a very particular mindset and technique to the table when shooting food. To Heidi, the opportunity to work with a talented chef resonates with her own artistic training, as color and composition, lighting and mood play such integral roles in documenting food in the careful manner it deserves. Her philosophy: Since this is the only opportunity for the dish to be captured and preserved in image before it is enjoyed by the diner, attention to detail and to the chef's intention for the food are paramount. Heidi has been shooting at top Atlanta restaurants for several years, working closely with several of the city's most prominent public relations agencies. Her conversations with chefs over that time have informed her own appreciation of not just how great food tastes, but how it is presented, and how thoughtfully planned and well-executed photography can and should be part of what draws a crowd to a culinary space. An Atlanta native, Heidi attended Atlanta College of Art and struck out on her own right after graduation. Her years of self-employment reflect the combination of free-spirited creativity and business-minded savvy that drives her professional life. When not documenting the Atlanta food scene, Heidi's photographic specialty is all things weddings.