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Old Sautee Market – Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia

Breads at the Old Sautee Market.

Breads at the Old Sautee Market.

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.

Old Sautee Market

Old Sautee Market – Dining in Helen, GA

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

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:

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:


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