Wine dinners are a great opportunity to enjoy many different wines paired with food The same goes for beer dinners. Now imagine a beer and wine dinner, where one of each is paired with every course. That's like the pairing dinner of the pairing dinner world. Travaasa Austin did just that recently a ... More >>
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Photos by striaticAccording to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word "casserole" was first used in 1708, but the origin of the word can be traced to a much earlier time. It comes from the French word for saucepan, which possibly has its roots in the Greek kyathos, which means ladle, bowl or cup. ... More >>
Hot dogs haven't always enjoyed the best reputation. Cheap varieties do often include snips and snails and puppy dogs' tails, but more quality, and, dare I say, classier wieners with actual meat do exist. As a devotee of the dog, I'm thrilled with the wave of new dressed-up, "haute" dogs, and hop ... More >>
We last saw Anthony Bourdain in Houston back in 2010 right after the release of his book, Medium Raw. It was a sold out show befitting of a rock star, and those that came looking for his usual offensive language and utter disdain for Food Network stars and all things celebrity chefs weren't disappoi ... More >>
Chef's Monica Pope's new concept to replace the famed t'afia is called Sparrow Bar Cookshop. She chose the word because it resembles the Latin word for "hope" -- "sperare," fitting -- not only because she is working on a memoir entitled Eating Hope, but also because hope is truly one of the main t ... More >>
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 >>
I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.
HERE'S PATTI LABELLE BECAUSE WHY NOT THAT'S WHY.I left a dinner tonight at Roost earlier than I would have liked -- I really need to stop making dinner plans on Wednesday night, but my job more or less necessitates that I eat out every night -- and will circle back around to this fact shortly. Ne ... More >>
I have absolutely no tolerance for reality shows of any kind, and I watch little food television programming aside from Chopped, Alton Brown and the PBS Saturday morning line-up. I do not understand the modern paradigm of chef as rock star. I don't know why food blogging has become so entrenc ... More >>
Photo by saketvora on FlickrWith the weather finally cooling down and the holidays fast approaching, I find myself longing for a warm and cozy gathering with family and friends. Oddly enough, I actually feel like cooking for these psychos. I'm thinking a roaring fireplace, flowing wine, great ... More >>
Hallmark ChannelLagasse's new show Emeril's TableChef Emeril Lagasse is back with his brand new show, Emeril's Table, premiering Monday September 26, at 11 a.m. EST/10 a.m. CST on the Hallmark Network. Each half-hour episode of the series will feature five guests sitting around Emeril's chef ... More >>
Of all the culinary conundrums, the one that plagues me the most is the difference between a calzone and a stromboli. Growing up I thought the main difference was that stromboli is typically rolled and made with cold cut-type meat, while a calzone is folded over and made with anything else. T ... More >>
Even if you aren't attending the upcoming Ceviche Throwdown, you can still help with the Houston Chowhounds' goal of raising $15,000 to support local Gulf fishermen in the wake of the BP oil spill and ensuing environmental disaster. An online silent auction, organized by head 'Hound Jenny Wan ... More >>
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 >>
Hungry for nachos and lasagna? Look no further than this charming yellow brick cottage in Rice Village
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With its fresh masa and mole straight from Puebla, La Bamba Meat Market gets in touch with its ancestral tastes