CCJ Reports

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


Filed under Macon Food Story

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


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

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


Filed under Macon Food Story

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 ...

‘The feeling, the meaning and the food’: Macon family’s Hanukkah centers on tradition

‘The feeling, the meaning and the food’: Macon family’s Hanukkah centers on tradition

Justin Baxley, Telegraph Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

Stories of the tradition of Hanukkah flow throughout the house while the menorah is lit. It is filled with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and cultures, who gather for a glimpse into a possibly unfamiliar holiday. Many may come to try the different types of food that line...

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The sweeter side of Hanukkah

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The sweeter side of Hanukkah

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 6, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

As part of the Macon Food Story, we’re taking a food tour every Thursday throughout the month of December and showcasing the holiday food traditions of different cultures and countries. Macon Telegraph reporter Jenna Eason has the first installment about the sweeter side of Hanukkah. She spoke to Dar...

An Explainer: Soul Food

An Explainer: Soul Food

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Food, Macon Food Story

David Davis, Associate Director of the Spencer B. King, Jr., Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University talks about the ties between black culture and soul food. He discusses how it is a marker when looking at black identity and how soul food can be a controversial topic....

Holiday Foods From the Homeland: British Tea Room

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 1, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

Owner Jeannette Francis: "If the flag's not flying, we're like the queen -- she's not at Buckingham Palace, and we're not here either. My name is Jeannette Francis. What do I do? I cook. We have a little tea room, and I do all the cooking in the back. I've been here over 30 years rig...

Macon Students Offer Fine Dining at Low Cost

Macon Students Offer Fine Dining at Low Cost

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 29, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

The classroom is spilling over into the business world in one Macon school. It’s a great combination -- fine dining and low cost. For just a few dollars, you can get a four-course meal and help out some students at the same time. Those meals include things like: a lemon truffle vinaigrette salad,...

Enjoy ‘slow food,’ support local farmers at this Warner Robins empanada shop

Enjoy ‘slow food,’ support local farmers at this Warner Robins empanada shop

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

WARNER ROBINS, GA -- Rikki Waite, the owner of My Grandma’s Empanadas in Warner Robins, serves up more than her Panamanian grandmother’s prized recipe. Her restaurant offers support to local farmers, artisans, community members and organizations. “My mission here at My Grandma’s Empanadas is to...

Macon Thai Restaurant Owners Gives Thanks Everyday

Macon Thai Restaurant Owners Gives Thanks Everyday

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 22, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

“Thai food is my specialty, it’s what I grew up with," said Sang Bolton, owner of Sang’s Thai Restaurant in downtown Macon. “I learned how to cook when I was 7 because growing up with 8 of us, we came from a huge family, I had no choice but [to] learn.” A native of Thailand, she immigrated...

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like around the country?

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like around the country?

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Macon Food Story

When most people think of the traditional Thanksgiving meal they think of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and a side of yams. The traditional meal has been remixed by the influx of cultures that have been intertwined into American society. The variety of cultures has led to a new way of preparing Thank...

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 4 – Corner Cafe & Grocery

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 4 – Corner Cafe & Grocery

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 15, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

This week’s corner café has helped breathe new life into an otherwise sleepy town. “[Our] population is between 600 – maybe 700. There is not a lot in Cadwell for people to have as far as eating. You have to go to Dublin, or to the interstate, which are both 13 miles away,” said Mayor Larry...

Macon Food Story