Carol Rust

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  • 9 years ago

    The pappardelle with braised rabbit and root vegetables ($18) at Trevisio (6550 Bertner Ave., 713-749-0400) is like a present. The leg of rabbit comes gift-wrapped in inch-thick ribbons of pappardelle pasta. The meat is soaked overnight in a red w...

  • 10 years ago

    In a world where pizza is consistently associated with Italy, the Moroccan pizza ($6.95) at Cava Bistro (300 Main, 713-223-4068) might come as a surprise. But pizza is hardly uncommon in Morocco, since all the Mediterranean, Italy included, is a c...

  • 10 years ago

    A trio of big men, whose like-sized bellies might deserve separate introductions as they sag over dinner-plate-sized belt buckles, stride across the parking lot of Pe-Te's Cajun Barbeque House. They shout greetings to several friends in the extend...

  • 10 years ago

    Everybody in the Middle East and Russia -- but especially Turkey, Armenia and Iran -- wants credit for inventing the shish kebab. Though its origin will always be disputed, this much can be agreed upon: The shish kebab was created thousands of yea...

  • 11 years ago

    Show of hands, please: Who's ordered a salad because the menu said it came with "goat cheese," only to poke through a hedge of green searching for a nickel-sized medallion of the stuff? Ever felt that your salad should instead be called "goat chee...

  • 11 years ago

    Let's face it -- "Patagonian toothfish" just doesn't have the same tantalizing ring to it as "Chilean sea bass." But that's the official name of the fish found only in the southern seas, which created its own culinary craze stateside beginning in ...