From the menu of … Olde World Artisan Bread Co., 404-717-7272; www.oldeworldbread.com/owabco/Welcome.html
My mom and I went to the opening of the Sandy Springs Farmers Market this year. We loved walking around and sampling lots of things. But my favorite was the garlic-mozzarella bread from the baker at Olde World Artisan Bread Co. Do you think it’s something we could make at home? — Charlotte Parker, Stone Mountain
Thomas Sergio, the baker behind Olde World Artisan Bread Co., was happy to share this recipe. It’s perfect to make at home with kids. The only help they might need is in chopping the garlic and moving the bread into and out of the oven.
Sergio tells us that he created the recipe when he was throwing a large Halloween party. “I thought garlic bread would fit the theme, to ward off vampires, you know. I prepared about eight trays of this bread and baked the first two as the guests arrived. Since folks always seem to hang out in the kitchen, I assigned guests to bake more trays as the bread was consumed. There was hefty competition as to who got to do the next tray! I was relieved of duty, they had tremendous fun, and the unanimous comment was, ‘What great food!’”
Sergio says one of his favorite dinners is a grilled rib pork chop with roasted garlic and blackberry-chipotle sauce, green bean salad with balsamic vinaigrette and this bread.
You can find Olde World Artisan Bread Co. at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market during its season which ends in December and at the Saturday Marietta Square Farmers Market open all year ‘round. If you’re in the Emory area, they’re at the Tuesday Emory farmers markets during fall and spring semesters.
Is there a recipe from a metro Atlanta restaurant you’d like to make at home? Tell us and we’ll try to get it. We’ll also test it and adapt it for the home kitchen. Because of volume, we can’t answer all inquiries. Send your request, your address and phone number to email@example.com and put “From the menu of” and the name of restaurant in the subject line.
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