Eater Houston: I've been enjoying Eater's recent series "Front and Center," in which front-of-house industry professionals are spotlighted for their vital efforts in making a dining experience special. The last two entries in the series have been some of my favorites: Sabin Shk, a Nepalese immigrant ... More >>
Macaroni and cheese will forever be one of the greatest comfort foods. It doesn't matter if you're five years old or 50 years old, you can always enjoy this creamy, cheesy and comforting dish.
After browsing through Pinterest for a recipe to make for dinner, I continually came across the recipe for ... More >>
It's tough to make a case for drinking thick, heavy porters and stouts during the sweltering summer months. So here's a better idea: Make ice cream with them.
Beer ice cream is nothing new; restaurants have been serving Guinness ice cream for years. Sweet, creamy beers like porters and stouts actua ... More >>
After recently blogging about Ben & Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt, a representative from Yasso contacted me to request I try their version.
Now, I can't give you an exact side-by-side review of the two products, as that's an oranges-apples comparison: B&J's offers its Greek frozen yogurt in pints, wh ... More >>
rd.comForget the Red Ryder BB Gun. We're asking Santa for Cuisinart CSB-76 Smart Stick Hand Blender. Still using your grandmother's split-pea-green handheld mixer (the one that smells like burning and shoots the attachments across the room when you hit eject)? Kitchen appliances have come a l ... More >>
.BalaA classic: mortar and pestle.As I was making Thanksgiving dinner this year, I found myself spending a lot of time finding, assembling and, later, cleaning gadgets. It started me thinking about which ones were really worth the effort, and which were not. Today we look at the five kitchen ... More >>
A few weeks ago I was dining on a patio and enjoying a Lone Star longneck when a friend of mine started rambling about an art project involving a hog head. I could see her lips moving, but the sound of the words faded into a childhood memory of eating something super-delicious that my grandma ... More >>
Photos by Ruthie JohnsonThierry André Tellier Café's version on the left, French Riviera Bakery's on the right. Someone once said that an éclair is "a cake long in shape, but short in duration," and with him I have to agree. I have always loved this treat, with its pillowy pastry and smoot ... More >>
Ice cream is delicious. This is simply a fact of life, like--birds sing, dogs bark, people who live in the Heights think they're superior to everyone else, and ice cream is delicious.
While there are plenty of places around town to acquire delicious ice cream, if you're really hard core, con ... More >>
I don't really use fancy knives, a lot of gadgets, or measuring cups; I am a creature of habit and my kitchen reflects my casual cooking style. Culinary essentials? Mine are a mixture of tools and ingredients, gadgets and gizmos. Here are my ten favorites, in no particular order.
Microplan ... More >>
We've all experienced the giddy anticipation of getting a new, handy dandy kitchen gadget that promises to make our culinary endeavors effortlessly easier. Oftentimes this initial excitement is derailed by the amount of manual labor it takes to clean the darn thing. Soaping, scrubbing, sc ... More >>
A while back, Katharine Shilcutt wrote about her top 10 must-haves for her kitchen. Well, not everyone has the same kitchen needs, so here's a little different perspective. We find that a lot of specifics, like mixing/prep bowls, can be overcome by having mismatched dishes, and we are even guilty of ... More >>
Our pickled pequin post drew a comment from Jim Sherman, a regular reader who said:
"I don't bother with heat when pickling peppers. When I pickle just about anything except radish or carrot, I do soak the veggies overnight in a Kosher brine to draw out as much water as possible, and then dump the ... More >>