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Alice Waters

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Lynette Hawkins of Giacomo's Cibo e Vino

    Chef Lynette Hawkins had already made a name for herself in Houston years before opening her casual Italian restaurant, Giacomo's Cibo e Vino. Hawkins' prior endeavor was La Mora Cucina Toscana. She operated it for 16 years before shutting it down for some very sensible reasons. (We'll cover those d ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 16, 2014

    Tipping in Restaurants Reaches a Tipping Point

    Will 2014 be the year it's abolished?

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Tipping in Restaurants Reaches a Tipping Point ... Will 2014 Be the Year It's Abolished?

    Next time you hear a waiter or waitress complain about their tips, remember that the United States and Canada have the biggest tippers in the world (but maybe don't tell them that fact, 'cause it probably won't help). In many other countries, service is included in the bill, and tipping is reserved ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Influential California Chef Judy Rodgers Leaves Behind a Legacy of Simple Perfection

    People who knew Judy Rodgers called her a fighter and a force of nature, so much of the California Bay Area food scene was shocked and saddened to learn that the 57-year-old had succumbed to a rare form of cancer on Monday, December 2. Rodgers is often mentioned in the same breath as Alice Waters an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignores Scores of Great (Female) Chefs

    Time magazine recently published a feature on the 13 most influential people in the food world. The list actually included 15 people and a company, but it wasn't the fact that Time editors seemingly can't count that had readers, chefs, restaurateurs and just about everybody else in the food industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Bobby Matos of Ciao Bello, On Learning on the Fly in the Kitchen

    Bobby Matos Ciao Bello 5161 San Felipe 713-960-0333 ciaobellohouston.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and look for Part 3 in this same space Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Chef Bobby Matos about why he became a chef, and why he chose culinary sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Before You Mow Your Lawn, Be Sure and Forage Your Dinner

    There are fads, there are trends, and then there are those ideas that are so clearly right and time-honored that we must take notice. Alice Waters started it on the West Coast, and Monica Pope started it on the Gulf Coast - locavorism, sustainability and seasonality. These are ideas that served our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've just discovered the wonders of Biscoff Spread and now it's all over, as far as losing weight is concerned. And I thought Nutella was addictive, holy shit. It straight-up tastes like cookies, y'all. I'm dead. I'm so dead. We st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Alice Waters: A Call to Arms for the Fate of America's Ill-Fed Youth

    Alice Waters is a modern-day icon, the mother of the farm-to-table movement and of farmers markets across the nation, the originator of California cuisine -- for better or worse -- and of the notion that eating and cooking local, organic, seasonal foods shouldn't be a socio-political issue but one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    The Key to the Kitchen: Coppa's Female Executive Chef, Brandi Key, Is No Novelty Act

    November 3 was National Men Make Dinner Day, one of an increasingly nonsensical line of national holidays that are being trotted out in larger numbers every year. This particular holiday was especially perplexing to those in the food industry, where men make dinner every night. A man probably will m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Main Squeeze: Lemons and Limes

    ​"What color is a lime?" sounds like a dumb guy question, except that a ripe lime is yellow. Tahiti limes--the most common in markets--are sold unripe, because green ones taste better. Partly yellow limes are juicier, but very yellow limes take on a flowery taste. Key limes, on the other ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Mark Schmidt of the Rainbow Lodge

    ​This weekend I sat down with insightful veteran chef Mark Schmidt of the historic Rainbow Lodge. We talked about seasonal cooking, his childhood summers spent in England, and his experience as a guest chef at the James Beard House. Eating Our Words: Can you start by telling us about your bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Fine Living No More: The Cooking Channel To Debut May 31

    ​If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2010

    Block Party

    Block 7 Wine Company serves simple food with fresh, local ingredients.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Chef Chat: Monica Pope of t'afia

    Photo by Griff Smith​Arguably the most admired chef in Houston and probably the most lauded in the past decade, the ubiquitous Monica Pope runs t'afia restaurant (3701 Travis Street), hosts the Midtown Farmers Market every Saturday morning, presides at Beaver's, and teaches weekly classes at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Free Cooking Classes: Monica Pope is Plum Crazy

    And I mean that in the best possible way, of course.  In addition to creating one of the more popular farmers markets in town, Monica Pope -- head chef at locavore paradise t'afia -- is now offering free cooking classes every Saturday morning at the restaurant, located at 3701 Travis ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Pig in the City

    A foodie saint is tainted by fast food's evil empire

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    Mixing It Up

    Saba chef Dylan Murray returns home to add even more spice to Houston's restaurant scene

  • Dining

    November 25, 1999

    Thanks for Nothing

    The Chronicle's annual parade of prepackaged Thanksgiving recipes needs to be canned

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