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  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Susie Jimenez of Trenza Talks Food Network Stardom and Latin Roots

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat interview. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. If things had gone slightly different, Susie Jimenez might not have opened her Mexican/Latin American/Indian fusion restaurant, Trenza, in Houston. Jimenez came very close to having her own Food Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Chuck's Eat the Street Comes to Houston in July--Here's a Preview of the Food-Filled Episode

    "Houston has a lot of people and a lot of money," Chuck Hughes says. "Fortunately or unfortunately, you need people and money for restaurants. Houston has everything going for it." This was a surprise to Hughes when he visited Houston at the end of May to tape his Cooking Channel show, Chuck's Eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Sarah Penrod Represents Houston On Food Network Star Season 10

    Food Network is looking for the next star to host a new cooking show this year, and Sarah Penrod, from League City, has been selected as a finalist. Penrod is joined by 11 other contestants vying for the title of Next Food Network Star. But, this isn't her first rodeo. Penrod had a chance at compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    10 Best Summer Drinks to Keep You Cool

    During the summer, we all want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but living in Texas, more specifically Houston, that length of time outside tends to shorten as we get closer to three digit temperatures. Sure, water can help you stay hydrated and cool off your body, but so do other tastier cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    10 Best Things to Christen Your Grill With on Memorial Day (or Whenever)

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- it's grilling time. You might have used your grill here and there throughout the spring season, but as the summer months approach, get ready for back-to-back weekends (and even weeknights) of grilling your food. Of course, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Fish & the Knife Opens Today

    The almost austere, minimalist Fish & the Knife sign on the Westheimer-facing part of the building may be prominent, but it doesn't properly hint at the beauty that awaits inside. And if anything can be said about the Fish & the Knife, which has been under construction since 2010, it is that it is u ... More >>

  • Film

    January 30, 2014

    Jason Reitman's Labor Day Takes Too Much Work to Believe

    The film is so phony it must be the work of a pod person.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Bold, Petite, Enthusiastic Fare at Trenza

    At the recently opened Latin-Indian fusion restaurant named Trenza, Susie Jimenez creates dishes that match her physical and personality traits: bold, petite, enthusiastic, and colorful. All over the menu, Indian spices and Latin foods -- and vice versa -- play together in bold strides to create a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Food Network Star: A Promising New Show Is A Possibility

    It's that time of year once again; Food Network Star premiered Sunday at 8 p.m. for its ninth season. Last year, the three star judges, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, served as judges and mentors to the contestants they chose to be on their team. This year, however, Food Network S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Three Cooking Shows to Watch This Summer

    While most of your regular-season shows will take a break this summer, you can now tune in for new programs and seasons of food and cooking shows. If you're looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen or are just in dire need of a new television show to get hooked on, here are three you definite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    5 Food Network Shows That Need To Go

    If you give me the remote and tell me to choose a show to watch, nine times out 10 I will turn to the Food Network. I'm addicted to the Food Network...which is probably why I'm so hungry all the time. I love watching chefs battle it out on Chopped. I love watching Bobby Flay surprise regular cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Top 5 Cooking Shows to Watch in 2013

    The New Year brings new series and the return of some of the best cooking shows on television. With today being the first day of 2013, we ranked our top five cooking shows for this year. Some are new and some are veterans, but all of them are enjoyable (or at least predicted to be) to watch. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers

    We've already noted Emeril's uncanny resemblance to Grandpa Munster and determined that Eric Ripert and Mr. Jay may just be twins. Now we'll take a look at the celebrity chefs that have a different kind of doppelganger: Check out our list of 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Look Like Cartoons: 12. Alton Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    5 Ways to Celebrate National Onion Rings Day

    Onion rings pair perfectly with American classics like burgers and hot dogs, and they're also good just by themselves. But onion rings are more than a side dish. Whether you prefer them beer-battered, baked, fried or bloomin', you'll love these five recipes to celebrate National Onion Ring Day. 5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    5 Recipes to Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day

    You can't go wrong with a strawberry shortcake for dessert during the summertime. Fresh, juicy and sweet strawberries paired with a moist, fluffy biscuit cake and a massive heap of smooth whipped cream (I love whipped cream) just scream summer. Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so I encou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Garlic Mustard Beef Skewers, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts More

    I love homemade meals with my fiancé, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't have a game plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I HATE wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Food Network Star Turns Former Judges into Competitors

    At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke Viggiano​Great news! The Eat This, Not That! guys over at Men's Health have made my dreams come true by confirming that pizza made right is a well-balanced, healthy meal. Good thing, because last week, I made delicious whole-wheat pita pizzas topped with veggies and some Medite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    5 Food Celebrities We'd Rather See Naked Than Anthony Bourdain (and 5 We Wouldn't)

    Stars and hearts over the naughty bits, so this is almost 100 percent safe for work. Almost.​In case you hadn't heard -- especially since the man himself Tweeted the pic -- a nude photo of Anthony Bourdain surfaced yesterday, taken 12 years prior while on vacation. To quote Bourdain on the pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Top 5 Celebrity Chefs I Wish Would Relocate to Mars

    Yum-o???​It does not surprise me that people who cook well become popular. What shocks me is that many of these people remain famous even after revealing their less savory personalities and sometimes substandard skills. Here are five celebrity chefs I hope take their "talents" to another plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Top 5 Houston Restaurants Featured on the Food Network

    Photo by Robb WalshThelma's previous incarnation.​Houston may feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield when it comes to being recognized as a top culinary city -- we get no respect. But the Food Network has always shown Houston a little love. As early as 2003, shows on the Food Network were featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Bryan Caswell Comes to the Food Network Along with Several New Shows

    Caswell during competition on the Next Iron Chef.​By now, the news that Houston's own Bryan Caswell will have his own four-episode show on the Food Network has worked its buzzy way through Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the Internet. Starting in May, the busy chef will be hosting a run of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Houston on the Horizon: Rising Stars Named by

    Chef Manabu Horiuchi of Kata Robata, one of this year's Rising Stars.​I vacillate back and forth between craving attention for our city's culinary efforts and then finding myself annoyed with the attention we do get. Call it the heartburn that comes with having your cake and eating it, too. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of The Love ShackSeriously, this place just looks downright charming.​We broke the news earlier this week about the Anvil boys -- Bobby Heugel and Kevin Floyd -- opening a new bar, Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer), which will focus entirely on beer. Mostly craft beer. And that sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Recap: Final Episode of The Next Iron Chef

    ​We enter the final chapter of this season of The Next Iron Chef, and I am torn. On one hand the finalists, Marco Canora and Marc Forgione, are the two that should be here. They have consistently been the best from start to finish and won a majority of the challenges. They deserve to be called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Recap: Episode 6 of The Next Iron Chef

    ​On the previous episode of The Next Iron Chef, Maneet Chauhan was finally put out of her misery. Nice lady, interesting choices, but just not consistent enough to get the job done. We also learned that in this episode that two of the final five would be getting the ax. If I have to guess rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Reggie BibbsThis winsome wench and many more are waiting to pour you a flagon of mead at Ren Fest.​As mentioned earlier this week, food festival season is upon us in Houston, with some of our favorite festivals kicking off this weekend. The 44th annual Greek Festival started yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Bryan Caswell: No Pity

    ​Last night, half of Houston tuned in to watch Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF and Little Big's represent the Bayou City on the Food Network's newest show: Next Iron Chef. I didn't watch it. I was catcalling people from the back of a banquet room at the Hilton during the otherwise classy My Table ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    Chef Kent Rathbun's Amazing Bell Pepper Trick

    Pan Roasted Striped Bass with Texas Peach Barbeque Sauce and Blonde Beer Braised Cream Corn​ Eating Our Words had the opportunity to attend Central Market's "From Pint to Plate with Kent Rathbun" class on Monday, just one of many events surrounding Central Market's "Discover Brewtopia" celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    The Night I Snuck Around Jones Hall and...Oh, Yeah...Talked to Anthony Bourdain

    Katharine ShilcuttCan you spot our mustachioed interloper? ​Fellow chef Mike Nutt, the Chef de Cuisine at Laurenzo's Grill on Washington, invited me to tag along with him and the other chefs catering the book signing following Anthony Bourdain's sold-out talk at Jones Hall, called Up Close and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    The patron saint of food nerds come to Houston.​Do you have your tickets ready to see Anthony Bourdain this Monday night at Jones Hall? I certainly hope so, because the event is sold out. But don't fret; more celebrity chefs are on their way to Houston in coming months. Alton Brown, the origi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    No more ceviche at the Midtown outpost of Lemon Tree.​A reader alerted us via Twitter to the fact that the Lemon Tree (207 West Gray) had closed its doors sometime in the past week. We went by to check it out and it is, indeed, closed. A call to Lemon Tree's original location on Whittington re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain: "There Has Never Been a Better Time to Eat in America"

    Anthony Bourdain is a man who requires little introduction. The author of Kitchen Confidential -- the book published almost exactly 10 years ago, which catapulted him to fame -- and host of popular TV shows like A Cook's Tour and No Reservations, Bourdain is the prototypical bad-boy chef, Marco Pier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    What Would You Ask Anthony Bourdain?

    ​Right around this time next week, we'll be having the ultimate Chef Chat with none other than everyone's favorite culinary iconoclast: Anthony Bourdain. On September 20, Jones Hall and the Society for the Performing Arts is hosting Bourdain as he comes to Houston for a one-night-only speakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Tips from Rick Bayless - with Beer!

    ​We recently headed over to Sam's Club to pick up some provisions. After our customary Polish Hot Dog Combo for $1.50 plus tax, we headed over to the beer aisle. This place always has a limited beer selection, with a few standards like the 24-pack of Corona 7-ounce bottles or the Shiner Fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Human Breast Milk - Not Just For Babies Anymore?

    ​To all of you who think you're up for eating anything, we have one question for you: Would you dare eat breast-milk cheese? Austrian-born chef Daniel Angerer runs the Klee Brasserie in Manhattan. He was already considered a somewhat daring culinary talent who was best known for defeating Bob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    The Street Vendor Blues

    ​One of the best parts of wandering the streets of cities like New York and San Francisco is the jaw-dropping diversity of street food, an industry which has virtually exploded over the past decade. In addition to the regulars, New York now has the popular Schnitzel Truck and Sammy's Halal, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Win a Songwriting Session With Guy Clark... For a Price

    Imagine getting some pointers on the links from Tiger Woods, cooking lessons from Bobby Flay or a one-on-one session with Bernie Madoff where the infamous Wall Street financier explains how to bilk investors out of millions of dollars. When it comes to songwriting, especially of the Texas persuasion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Embarassing Moments In TV Cooking History: Welcome to the List, Padma

    Padma Lakshmi isn't technically a celebrity chef. Yes, she's published two cookbooks and hosted/starred in an array of food-related programming. But she's also known for plenty of other endeavors, chief among them being married to Salman Rushdie and her career as a highly successful Indian model/act ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2007


    Three Wise Men

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    No Reservations

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam

  • News

    March 30, 2006
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    July 14, 2005
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    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004

    Mussels In

    Anthony Bordain insults and cajoles his newest kitchen recruit: you

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004

    Order in the Kitchen!

    Bistro Lancaster courts trouble by cutting corners

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    A Dozen Brisket Sandwiches

    The best black East Texas barbecue within an hour of downtown

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998