Local Nation

Chef Demo
with Peter Dale of The National
10:00 a.m. on 8/10
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Y'all know Hugh Acheson. Meet Hugh's executive chef from his Athens restaurant The National—Peter Dale. No, really, you should come meet him this Saturday. A UGA grad, Peter pursued his culinary passion shortly after college. With family heritage from Ecuador and Greece, he had experienced an array of cuisines and was ready to get his start in the field. He began as an apprentice at Hugh's Five & Ten restaurant, with plans to attend culinary school thereafter. Instead, he chose travel as his education and spent time in Europe (mostly Spain) where he found further inspiration and honed his skills. In 2007, Dale and Hugh opened The National, combining their interests in cooking, travel, and food politics. The daily-changing menu features ingredients from local farms and pairs the seasons of Georgia with the flavors of Spain, France, North Africa, Greece, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. This weekend you don't have to travel around the world, or even to Athens, to get a taste for Peter's fantastic dishes—you just have to stop by PRFM!

Canning with Martha
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Welcome back our canning expert Martha McMillin—she’ll be on hand all morning to share tasty summer canning recipes (like how to freeze corn) and answer all of your questions about home canning—yes, you (can) CAN!

- Jennifer Maley