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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
72-hour sous vide Texas akaushi kobe beef short rib, cilantro ginger pesto tomatoOne 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by suavehouseFrozen parsley cubesI 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 LighthouseWhile pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm su ... More >>
Jules:stonesoupUnless 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 >>