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Jim Auchmutey

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Atlanta, The United States

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Jim Auchmutey is author of the new book "Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America," the companion volume to the Barbecue Nation exhibition he helped curate at the Atlanta History Center. An Atlanta native, he was an editor and reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for almost 30 years, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture. He was twice named the Cox Newspaper chain's Writer of the Year and was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, the Associated Press and the Sigma Delta Chi journalism society. He has co-authored two cookbooks, is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and has won awards for his food writing from the James Beard Foundation and the Association of Food ...more

The church that stayed true

When I asked the audience at Central Presbyterian Church how many of them had ever heard of Koinonia, almost all the hands went up. 

No surprise there. Central has a long tradition of social activism. This was one of the downtown churches that welcomed the thousands of people who crowded Atlanta for Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in 1968, in stark contrast to the State Capitol across the stree...

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The Class of '65: A Student...

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The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce...

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