Seasonings and Flavorings

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    August 18, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Fish en Papillote

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for fish en papillote . French for "in parchment," en papillote is a method of cooking food i ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Room Temperature Ramen and Cooling Appetizers from Nippon

    It feels like 105 degrees outside, yet still craving ramen? Not an uncommon situation for Asian noodle soup lovin' Houstonians in the summer months. In the humid hell that is August, there's something to be said about letting a giant bowl of ramen delivered to you piping hot, cool to room temperatu ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Beer Can Chicken, Five Ways

    They say you haven't truly lived until you've stuck a can of beer up a chicken's ass. Okay, so maybe nobody says that, but they should because it's true. Beer can chicken is a way of life. The method, as Neanderthal as it may seem, is actually quite ingenious. As the chicken cooks away on the grill ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    The Ten Most Common Grilling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    "Do I still have eyebrows?" my fiancé said to me a couple of weeks ago after he was standing too close to my parents' outdoor grill. You see, we turned the grill on, started talking and forgot to turn the heat down. Once we opened the grill, a blast of 650-degree heat came shooting out, burning (o ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Five Matzoh Dishes to Help You Survive Passover

    Leave the leavened bread at the store, folks; Passover is here. The Jewish holiday observes the biblical story of the Exodus, in which Israelites were freed from Egyptian slavery. The story goes that after the Pharaoh finally released the Children of Israel (ten plagues later), the Israelites had ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Five Easy Prep-Ahead Valentine's Day Dinners & Desserts

    If you haven't made reservations for Valentine's Day (which is this Friday, FYI), then have no fear, because you can easily prepare a romantic dinner for you and your Valentine at home. But, we know that not everyone has the time to cook a fancy, four-course dinner the second they come home from wo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Feast Your Eyes on Tiger Den Yakitori

    In Japan, you'll find yakitori-ya spots -- places that specialize in yakitori, or skewers of chargrilled meat -- everywhere. The places are usually casual and fun, somewhat rowdy and raucus, a venue for friends to gather for an easy meal while drinking beer. This is exactly what you'll find at Tige ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Tortilla Soup, Pumpkin Enchiladas, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal plan an ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Sweet New Dessert Menu at Rattan Pan-Asian Bistro

    When owner Ron Chen puts something new on the menu at Rattan Bistro, it's usually worth a trip to his restaurant to try it. Currently, Chen is tempting us with a selection of three new desserts: Thai Sticky Rice, Lemongrass Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Pot de Crème. If you've never had the Crème ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    Where to Eat on Father's Day

    Treat Dad to Something Sweet and Something with Meat.

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    June 6, 2013

    Pump Up Your Grill Game: Marinating Dos and Don'ts

    Summer's here and it's time to grill. Step up your grill game by checking out our list of dos and don'ts for marinating meats, poultry, seafood and veggies.

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    May 27, 2013

    Ten Tips to Eat & Get Beach Body Ready

    Swimsuit season is here and most of us are probably not quite ready to set foot on the beach or go poolside. Along with working out in the gym to burn some calories and get your body in shape for the summer, you'll need to alter your diet to get your body where it needs to be. Here are ten tips to ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    An Existential Question Posed by Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir-Fry

    I had a lot of questions on my first visit to the new Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir-Fry on Milam: Why is there a weird indoor-outdoor bar greeting customers when they first walk into the heavy double doors? Why did a waitress take our drink orders and then claim that she didn't? How can having so ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Take-Out Fake-Outs: 5 Summer Barbecue Recipes Lightened-Up

    We love Friday-night pizza or lazy-Sunday Thai delivery as much as the next guys -- but we can't say the same for our waistlines. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. By remaking your favorite take-out foods at home, you can get all the pleasure...with none of the guilt. All it takes is a f ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Dine Out At Home: 5 Easy-To-Make Flavored Butters

    No matter how good the meal is, one of my favorite parts of the restaurant experience is the bread service. And while the bread itself is usually the star, it wouldn't even make an impact without a killer butter to smother all over it. But the euphoric bread and butter experience doesn't have to be ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

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    July 2, 2012

    Venture Down a New Sushi Road: A Newbie's Guide to Sushi

    When it comes to sushi, some love it, some hate it, and some only eat California rolls. But, there is so much more to sushi than just a role of rice with cream cheese, avocado and crab. If you, like me until recently, have never ordered sashimi or nigiri and have stuck with the hand-rolled sushi, I ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Morimoto Who? Houston has Nobu Kagawa at Uchi

    You've done it, come on, you know you have. Most American sushi eaters have succeeded in bastardizing the whole tradition and delicacy of sushi. We make paste out of soy sauce and wasabi and dip our beautiful piece of o-toro and rice in it till it's dripping and then shove it in our mouths. The wasa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Best Thing I Ever Ate: French Fries

    I've been exploring The Best Things I Ever Ate around town. Because they are practically a staple at any and every restaurant, this time I searched Houston's food scene for something we all know and love: Good 'ole American French Fries. Friends, I bring you: The Best French Fries I Ever Ate. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme...And Mint, Marjoram, Oregano, Chervil...

    Simon and Garfunkel apparently only had four herbs in their garden, but you should have much more than that in your backyard. It is herb and vegetable planting season in Houston. Our terribly cold winter (haha) has passed, and the weather is perfect for gardening. It's a great time of year to build ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Mark Gabriel Medina of Kata Robata - The Tasting

    72-hour sous vide Texas akaushi kobe beef short rib, cilantro ginger pesto tomato​One of the best things about doing a chef chat is it really allows me to get to know the chef behind the food. Something that may not have come through in Part 1 and Part 2 of Mark Gabriel Medina's chef chats is ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderKaiser Lashkari works out of his delicious Indo-Pak restaurant.​Between disappearing into the kitchen and answering phone calls at his prominent desk, owner and chef Kaiser Lashkari continues our chat from yesterday about Himalaya Restaurant. EOW: When you go home, do ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Where Are We Eating?

    This plate of jerk chicken, cabbage and rice and beans is a lunchtime steal for only $7.95 at this popular Jamaican restaurant -- just look at the size of that chicken! And although it's messy to eat, the jerk seasoning isn't too spicy here, meaning that you are free to lick the rest off your finger ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    How To: Freeze Fresh Herbs

    Photo by suavehouseFrozen parsley cubes​I love fresh herbs. I love the fragrance of fresh herbs. I love the flavor of fresh herbs. I love the pop of color fresh herbs bring to a dish. I want to wear one of those "I ♥ NY" T- shirts, except I want it to say "I ♥ Fresh Herbs." But what I don ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Delicious Oven-Cooked Barbecue Brisket... Seriously

    The un-holy alliance of brisket burger and Four Loko.​Okay, before you go on and on about how "real brisket is smoked by manly men with manly intentions" and all that, let me just preface this by saying my father did the majority of the cooking in our house and made one of the most incredible ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Top 5 Songs about Sugar, Spices & Herbs

    photo: elsaelsa.comEdison Lighthouse ​While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm sure there are 5 different songs about ice cream, or cheeseburgers, or chicken or candy (all in good time, my pretties...). Wanting to highlight some o ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Spice Up Your Labor Day With Five Songs About Sugar & Herbs

    Rocks Off is grateful to Eating Our Words for sharing this blog with us; it was written by EOW contributor Ginny Braud. What smells so good in here? photo: elsaelsa.comEdison Lighthouse​While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm su ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Top 5 Everyday Exotic Dinners

    Jules:stonesoup​Unless I'm feeling particularly inspired, throwing a party or testing out recipes for a blog post, on a daily basis I often fall into the same old pasta, chicken, whatever rotation. There's only so many nights, however, that a person can stand the same old boring thing before o ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Ra Sushi Scrambles Menu, Adds to Happy Hours

    We started with the kind of sake most people use to drink shooters and beer. It was warm, clear in color, dryly medicinal in flavor and called Hananomai Katana. Okay, adventures in drinking phase one. Actually, it wasn't that bad at all and as it made its way down, it created a warm and friendly buz ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    December 15, 2008

    Christmas Shopping and Q in Bellville

    The Poffenberger boys at Bellville Meat Market got into the barbecue business fairly recently. It wasn't until two years ago that they started selling brisket and sausage sandwiches at the butcher shop. And according to the sign out front, they've already won some kind of award for their "2008 Grand ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    June 9, 2005

    Cat Got Your Tongue?

    Soul on the Bayeaux

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    December 26, 2002

    Construction Ahead

    Angelika Cafe & Bar

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    June 21, 2001

    Holy Smoke

    Mark's American Cuisine

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    March 8, 2001
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    August 24, 2000
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    April 15, 1999

    Hot Plate

    By Margaret L. Briggs

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    January 14, 1999