This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Come back to read parts two and three in this same space on Thursday and Friday.
In the Houston food world, everyone knows Hugo Ortega. The chef who started out as a dishwasher before falling in love with his restauranteur wife eventually ope ... More >>
Robb Walsh: In his continuing series on where Texas cuisine is headed, Robb Walsh talks to Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd about Houston's role as a "new Creole city," citing a recent article by Southern food writer John T. Edge called "Savoring Mutt City." (Mutt City is us, by the way -- and it's a ... More >>
I met chefs Hugo and Ruben Ortega of Hugo's last week, and what I walked away knowing is that I want to spend a lot more time with these guys -- in Mexico tasting their memories. Chefs Hugo and Ruben are engaging, enchanting and extraordinary, and they're coming out with a cookbook.
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Most Americans wouldn't know chef Aquiles Chávez if they saw him on the street, even with his trademark handlebar mustache and Jack Sparrow-style dreadlocks tucked under a straw hat.
But ask anyone in Latin America about Chávez and they'll immediately grin and say, "El hombre con el bigote!" as t ... More >>
Mai PhamChef Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Bistro AlexYesterday, we caught up with Chef Juan Carlos Gonzales of Bistro Alex and talked about his background and some of the standout dishes in his restaurant. Today we ask him about his involvement in the Toque 5 dinner series and his favorite foods.
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Though Central Market's Chocolate Festival is technically over, sweet memories lived on last week as My Table's Pastry Chef of the Year, Ruben Ortega, taught a packed classroom the ins and outs of cooking with chocolate. Ruben has worked at several Houston restaurant institutions, including ... More >>
Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year."You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>
Leggett's tattoo sleeve is dedicated to her love of baking.Although it's been a while since we've featured any chef tattoos here at Eating Our Words, we couldn't resist sharing the sweet sleeve that pastry chef Katie Leggett has been working on for years.
Besides being a canvas for some gorg ... More >>
Oh man, this was a close one. Who knew choosing the second reader judge for Sunday's Houston Press Cupcake Smackdown would be so gut-wrenching? Two readers, JG and Sofia, captured our hearts. Both came off as passionately -- okay, insanely -- dedicated to cupcakery.
JG claimed that her mothe ... More >>
Last week, we chose Melanie Tello from a sea of 60 other worthy candidates to be one of our reader judges in this Sunday's much-anticipated Cupcake Smackdown at Block 7 Wine Company. This week, our food blog editor will choose the second and final judge. Do you think you have what it takes?
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