Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>
Last week was all about planning comestibles for your Halloween Party. This week, let's move to potables. To those who scoff, "Halloween -- yet another excuse for feckless Americans to get their drink on," I reply, "You are not invited to my party." Besides, while Halloween certainly presents ampl ... More >>
When I first read it on NPR's food blog, I thought I'd somehow started reading The Onion without realizing it. I glanced up at the header at the top of the page. Still NPR. Oh God, it must be true... It seems it is true and also sad and funny and terribly confusing. French vintner Haussmann Famille ... More >>
The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.
"No Coke...Pepsi!" Belushi's classic SNL skit is actually an homage to The Billy Goat Tavern, a dingy burger place in Chicago where you will be yelled at for your order, where they really do only serve Pepsi, and there are no fries, only chips. I've checked the place out and eaten a burger there - ... More >>
Full-size image below.In 1998, Nebraska set a precedent for all other U.S. states when it formally declared Kool-Aid to be the state soft drink. Sure, plenty of other states have state foods or state dishes, but a state soft drink? The popular children's beverage was developed in Hastings, N ... More >>
My general food philosophy: if I want a corn muffin, I eat a corn muffin. If I want oysters, I eat oysters. But I guess I'm in the minority because judging from supermarket shelves, many people want corn muffins...that taste like oysters. There's a glut of products trying to be something they're no ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Paula MurphyCome prepared to the fruit tree sale and don't say you weren't warned.Don't forget! Urban Harvest's annual fruit tree sale is kind of a big deal, and it's happening this weekend at Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston campus. From the press release: Th ... More >>
Chris Frankel.Everyone likes to talk about the great presents they receive over the holidays. What often goes unmentioned is the laundry list of crappy gifts out there. You know you got them, likely from some far-flung aunt who just can't believe that anyone wouldn't want a collection of salt ... More >>
The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers
Feeling appropriately guilt-ridden from my last attempt at Hanukkah, I looked to the Internet in search of something to get me back in the good graces of my people. I soon found that quirky Seattle-based soda company Jones Soda had come out with a line of Hanukkah flavors (with a free dreidel in eve ... More >>
A burger on the deck at Bubba's is the next best thing to visiting the Hill Country