Kate McLean is a trained chef, freelancer, and contributor of the Houston Press. She has explored, feasted and cooked all over the world including extended stints in France, Seattle, Hawaii and Houston.
6 days ago | Chef Chat
He had quietly begun to tackle the case of favas when the Houston Press entered into the low-ceiling kitchen at One/Fifth. "Want some help?" "Sure. Want a Topo or something?" Chef Matt Staph has a calm thoughtfulness about him; a demeanor that is,...
13 days ago | Menu of Menus
Boozy bundt cakes, popsicles galore, what more could you ask for at the 16th annual Houston Press Menu of Menus? Well. Maybe a car. But that's a little ridiculous to be giving away cars like they're chicken fingers, even for a sweet 16 celeb...
13 days ago | Chef Chat
Ryan Lachaine is exactly the guy you want on your right during a dirty service. The squawking printer, the tickets pooling at the bottom of the station; the split second you can't afford to lose when noticing it all...that now is gone. His brain m...
20 days ago | Chef Chat
Finding the type of employee that will dive to catch the tricky hits is lucky. It's even more rare when they're happy doing so. Mary Cuclis, who serves as Anita Jaisinghani's right hand at Pondicheri, is exactly the kind. Cuclis helped open the po...
27 days ago | Chef Chat
Charles Clark rolled up to his first tasting interview for a chef position, first cooking interview for that matter, with his knives, a boom box, and a tape of the Gypsy Kings. The task was to cook dinner for 12 people. Fresh out of culinary schoo...