CCJ Reports

Student Production: Vegetarian Options

Student Production: Vegetarian Options

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019

Aliyah Dorsey talks with vegetarian students about their dining options in and around Mercer University's campus.

Student Production: Daylight Donuts

Student Production: Daylight Donuts

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019

Eryn Lee takes viewers inside of Daylight Donuts in Mercer Landing. She talks about the menu and gets feedback from a student about the restaurant.

Comfort Food Series: Dawson’s Kitchen

Comfort Food Series: Dawson’s Kitchen

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 17, 2019

Hearty, home cooked tastes and often deep fried, comfort food can be a lot of things to different people, but for customers of Dawson’s kitchen in Macon, it’s all about eating the food that warms their bodies and their souls “It’s always good to have a hot meal when it’s good and cold outside”,...

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

January 10, 2019

Macon Me Curious wants to answer your food-related questions. Since September, Macon Food Story has reported everything from the best corner cafes to holiday traditions from around the world. We want your help to continue to explore the intersections of food and life. Tells us what you want to know...

Comfort Food: Chili

Comfort Food: Chili

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 10, 2019

It takes a day in advance to make and often times, gallons of it are gone after the lunch hour. CCJ News Director Amyre Makupson, spent time with Joe Mullendore, the man behind the restaurant Joe D’s on Ingleside in Macon, to find out how his chili is able to feed the soul and fill the belly of his...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in 2019

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in 2019

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 3, 2019

It’s the resolution that has stood the test of time – losing weight. As part of the Macon Food Story, we’ve shown you some great places to get some incredible, and not necessarily low fat, meals and we don’t plan on stopping that this year. But what we will do, is give you some tips to create...

Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas: Why we eat them on January 1st?

Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas: Why we eat them on January 1st?

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 28, 2018

Richard Locket has been cooking for a long time. As the head chef at MeMaw’s in Macon, he knows a thing or two about soul food and southern food traditions like eating black eyed peas and collard greens on January first. “Well, it’s an old slave tradition, that’s what it is”, says Richard...

This Macon family combines three cultural traditions for a food-filled Christmas

This Macon family combines three cultural traditions for a food-filled Christmas

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter

December 24, 2018

Mario Barragan’s fondest memories of celebrating the Mexican holiday, Noche Buena, involve cooking tamales with his great-grandmother. Noche Buena is celebrated on what would be Christmas Eve in America. It is observed with the birth of Jesus re-enactments, street parties and food that included the t...

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The German Christkindl Market

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The German Christkindl Market

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 20, 2018

Dublin is a city known for its Irish ties, but come December, it's all about Germany and its Christkindlmarket. "It’s a place where people can meet at Christmastime. So, [they can] get together, have fun, eat great things [and] buy presents for Christmas," said organizer Christine Kehrer. When...

Local restaurant gets students involved ‘in every step of the way’

Local restaurant gets students involved ‘in every step of the way’

Eryn Lee, CCJ Student Journalist

December 19, 2018

MACON, GA -- A group of Bibb County high school students are receiving hands-on culinary training thanks to a program at the Hutchings College and Career Academy. Under the instruction of executive chef Stuart Hardy and chef Mark Robinson, 25 students in Hutchings’ culinary arts and hospitality a...

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The Savory Side of a Mexican Classic

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The Savory Side of a Mexican Classic

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 13, 2018

Mario, the head chef at Tzango, is originally from Mexico. He grew up in the area outside of Mexico City, where they grow the agave for tequila. Q: Let's talk about your holiday cultural traditions! Part of the festivities include food and one of the main dishes are tamales, right? A: Correct. We don't celebrate Thank...

Hunting enthusiasts fear the sport is dying. Can ‘locavores’ save the age-old pastime?

Hunting enthusiasts fear the sport is dying. Can ‘locavores’ save the age-old pastime?

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

December 10, 2018

CLARKE COUNTY, GA -- In a tree stand 16 feet above the leaf-covered ground of suburban Clarke County, Jennifer DeMoss peeked through the scope of a black crossbow, searching for a hoof or a fluffy white tail. As the setting sun slunk between the trees on a Wednesday evening in December, DeMoss knew she ...

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