"ANATOMY OF A CLASSIC - Swanee Bites: Pimento Cheese Straws"

From Garden & Gun

"…Few chefs have thought more about how to make a great cheese straw than Mimi Maumus…”


"How to Make Kudzu Lemonade"

From Southern Living

"At the restaurant, Maumus lets her guests reenact her science experiment at the table with the components of the lemonade in separate vessels that they can mix together.”


“Expert Picks: John T. Edge”

From The Local Palate

“From crab boiled peanuts to peach gazpacho with pickled shrimp, owner Mimi Maumus is an ‘innovative thinker and chef grounded in the place she loves.’ ” 


"Buy This: Spice up summer dishes with pepper jelly, spread, pecans" & “Three Southern favorites - cheese straws and benne seed wafers”  

From The Atlanta Journal Constitution

"You’ll want to stock up (if you can stop yourself from eating them first) so you always have a salty, sweet and maybe spicy snack to offer guests that requires no work on your part except opening the bag.”

“We think of these more as oval cheese wafers, each a generous mouthful of cheddar-filled, buttery flavor. The texture is sandy, and honestly, we couldn’t tell the difference between the gluten and gluten-free versions.”


"What’s Andy Eating?"

From Sports Illustrated

"…you want that grits ice cream. You need that baked green tomato.”

(We’re featured at the end of the article “An Impossible Job: Inside My Long Day as a College Football Line Judge”)


"The South's unsung food destinations"

From USA Today

"home.made's menu gives a nod to owner/chef Mimi Maumus's New Orleans roots, including her version of a muffaletta, with olive salad tapenade, and a shrimp po' boy with pickled green tomato remoulade."


"5 places to eat and drink in Athens"

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"After nearly a decade working as executive sous chef at 5&10, New Orleans native Mimi Maumus opened this hospitable Southern food stop in a small storefront on Baxter Street."


"Home.Made Gives New Meaning to Southern Comfort Foods"

From Georgia State Homes

"Home.Made's ambiance is a blend of Southern hospitality and sophisticated charm. The atmosphere at Home.Made is thoughtfully created with a lot of personal touches. "


"With New Dinner Service, Home.Made Expands and Impresses"

From Flagpole

"Put aside the fact that nearly everything at her restaurant and catering operation, home.made, which recently expanded to offer dinner as well as Saturday lunch, is perfect or close to it. She cares about the details, which is both why she’ll be annoyed and what makes her good at what she does."


“Foraging Is the Future for Athens Foodies”

From Flagpole

“ ‘The more I learned about wild edibles, the more I just kept asking, ‘Can you eat that? Can you eat that? Can you eat that?’ Maumus says. ”


"Chef Spotlight: Mimi Maumus of Home.Made"

From Georgia Organics

"Mimi Maumus is the acclaimed chef /owner of home.made catering in Athens, Georgia, that has inspired the palate of many avid eaters with what she defines as an 'elevated southern cuisine that is always fresh, always seasonal, always from scratch.'” 


"Athens' Own: Mimi Maumus of Home.Made"

From Visit Athens, GA

"Home.Made is well-known for its southern style cuisine, including pepper jelly pecans and Swanee Bites—cheese straws sandwiched with pimento cheese rolled in pecans. Mimi has her roots in New Orleans, which she expertly weaves into her style of southern food offered at home.made."


"Mimi Maumus' collard greens recipe amps up a classic, but still packed with vitamins"

From Online Athens

"For the second installment of the Athens Banner-Herald's cancer-fighting foods recipe series, we focus again on the brassica family. Last week featured Hugh Acheson's kale salad, and this week it's collard greens from home.made catering's Mimi Maumus that get the spotlight.


"Mimi's Home.Made Snacks"

From Sweet Peach Blog

"When anyone I know is visiting Athens, Georgia, I recommend that at the very least, they need to have lunch or dinner at Home.Made. Chef and owner, Mimi Maumus serves up the tastiest local fare in her laid back, homey space. Without fail, the one part of the meal I always look forward to is devouring her bowls of Cheese Straws or Pepper Jelly Candied Pecans that she's become famous for here in the South. Lucky for us, she recently decided to box em and sell em..."


"Athens Eats"

From Cooking with Paula Deen

Even the simplest and most familiar items on the menu will show that when Southern homestyle cooking meets the skillset of an excellent chef like Mimi Maumus, it can’t be beat.