Old Sautee Market – Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia
I enjoy fine dining, but even more than that, I like finding new spots and trying food that’s a little quirkier, whether it’s in the preparation or the seasonings. It’s all about the taste!
Any eating place that features a sod roof growing lush green grass is quirky in my books! So, Old Sautee Market qualified even before I’d checked out the menu or tasted the homemade hummus.
Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip made with mashed chick peas (also called garbanzo beans) and an assortment of other ingredients according to the cook’s tastes.
It’s been a popular dish for centuries, with one of its first appearances in cookbooks in 13th century Cairo.
The calorie count of hummus will, of course, vary according to the cook’s recipe.
However, hummus is generally a great addition to a low cholesterol diet as chickpeas are low in cholesterol. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of manganese. Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4407/2#ixzz2TaG5Op2I
I enjoyed my hummus as a tasty spread with the Old Sautee Market homemade breads. While I selected the cracked wheat, they also featured sourdough, garden vegetable, pumpernickel, cracked wheat, rye and a few more ordinary breads on the Old Sautee Market list.
If you’d like to try a few Hummus recipes, check out:
- Hummus III recipe from allrecipes.com – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hummus-iii/
- Nine popular recipes – http://www.damyhealth.com/2011/03/the-9-best-hummus-recipes/
Watch this YouTube video on how to make hummus:
Farmer’s cheese, another specialty, also goes well with your choice of bread, bagel, croissant, or on top of the French Onion soup.
Since my visit to Sautee-Nacoochee, which has been named as one of the 100 best small arts towns in America, was on one of those perfect cloudless summer days, I had a leisurely lunch on the patio. Then, I headed off to explore the local attractions, including the Folk Pottery Museum and the History Museum in the Sautee Nacoochee Center.
Check out this video for another glimpse inside Sautee-Nacoochee:
Visit Old Sautee Market
- Online at: http://www.helenga.org/business/old-sautee-market
- Visit Helen, GA – http://guide2travel.ca/2012/12/helen-ga-a-treasure-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains/
- Folk Pottery Museum – http://www.folkpotterymuseum.com/
- History Museum in the Sautee Nacoochee Center – http://www.snca.org/museum/museum.html