Michael Pollan

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Cookbook Review: Everything a Man Needs to Know About Cooking But Was Afraid to Ask

    There are a number of cookbooks out there catering to the male sensibilities. Daniel Duane's How to Cook Like a Man is part memoir, part instruction manual. Then there's simply, Cook Like A Man: The Ultimate Cookbook for the Modern Gentleman, Esquire Magazine's Eat Like a Man, The Stag Cook Book and ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2013

    Ramin Bahrani: Expand or Die

    For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Farmers Market Spotlight of the Week: Winged Beans, a.k.a. Goa Beans

    Cooler temperatures mean that the City Hall Farmers Market is open once again and that more Houstonians will be heading out to enjoy the many other excellent farmers' markets across the city. Each week, we'll be spotlighting a produce pick from the Urban Harvest network of farmers' markets by showin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Top Five: Ways to Improve Your Cooking, Right Now

    rolandRead cookbooks, be wary of recipes.​I know far too many people who think they can't cook. For some reason, food has this aura of secrecy and magic, as if only the initiated can make it work. Even among people who go through the act of heating ingredients with the goal of winding up with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Food Fight: Spicy Peanuts

    ​The peanut occupies a strange and remarkable place in our national consciousness. It's not a true nut (it's a legume, like lentils and peas), but might as well be for purposes of food allergies and supermarket inventory. It's not American, but might as well be for purposes of popular culture, ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2011

    Come and Bake It

    Local movement fights for cottage food bill.

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Top 5 Foods That Only Grandma Can Make

    Photo by Divine Domesticity​When we think of our grandmas we might think of homemade meals and love, secret recipes and the good ol' days. We probably think of pie. But many of our grandparents are immigrants, and our families have unique food traditions. I have a Southern grandma and a Chines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Empanadas are fried pouches filled with dreams. Cardiologists call them "Heaven's Little Artery Grenades".​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we're seriously considering camping out for tickets to that new Julia Child movie. Look, it can't possibly be worse than Episode 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    No One Cooks In Houston Anymore...Or Do They?

    Photo by Steve Rhodes Michael Pollan, speaking in San Francisco​Michael Pollan's latest piece in this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine has once again proven to do what Pollan's work does best: incite furious discussion among food lovers, food writers and food professionals. Best ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Not So Clear Cut

    What are you really eating when you order fajitas in a Tex-Mex restaurant?

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers