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At home with Atlanta chefs

In our year-long "At Home with Atlanta Chefs" series, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s food and dining team goes behind the scenes with local chefs to learn how they cook for themselves when they aren’t on the clock. Each installment includes tips, tricks and recipes for delicious home-cooked meals.

Meet the chefs

Sahar Siddiqi of Chai Pani

Chef Sahar Siddiqi makes her favorite chicken tahiri
Chai Pani, 406 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur

Issa Prescott of Life Bistro

Chef Issa Prescott makes king trumpet mushroom scallops with lemongrass bechamel
Life Bistro, 2036 Sylvan Road SW, Atlanta

Nick Melvin of Poco Loco

Chef Nick Melvin makes his OG taqueria salsa and Poco goddess verde
Poco Loco, 2233 College Avenue NE, Atlanta

Vivian Lee of Leftie Lee's

Chef Vivian Lee makes her ramen carbonara for one
Leftie Lee's, 6 Olive Street, Avondale Estates

Arturo Justo of Kimball House

Cristina Kisner of Cristy's Kitchen

Chef Cristina Kisner makes her Superpowerful Brownies
Cristy's Kitchen, 1066 Alpharetta Street, Roswell

Brian So of Spring

Chef Brian So makes his mom's dakjuk (Korean congee)
Spring, 36 Mill Street, Marietta

Terry Koval of The Deer and the Dove

Chef Terry Koval makes ground lamb pitas with cucumber tzatziki
The Deer and the Dove, 155 Sycamore Street, Decatur

Molli Voraosady of So So Fed

Chef Molli Voraotsady makes pork and cabbage dumplings
So So Fed pop up, OK Yaki, 714 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta