Soren Pedersen

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Spice Things Up at the 14th Annual Hot Sauce Festival

    Mixers & Elixirs @ Houston Museum of Natural Science Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5555 Hermann Park Drive Don't you just love Talk Like A Pirate Day? The Houston Museum of Natural Science sure does because that's the theme for this Mixers & Elixirs event. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., embrace your inner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    I-Fest Barbecue: a Shared Texan and Australian Pastime

    Ask any relatively intelligent American to throw out an Australian phrase, and he'll probably say either "G'day, mate," or "throw another shrimp on the barbie." This limited knowledge of Australian slang might lead one to think that Australians don't barbecue much other than shrimp, but this is, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    2014 International Festival Celebrates Australia...But Hold the Vegemite, Please

    I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Recap: The Woodlands Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

    There are food and wine events throughout the year, but none as big, or with as much at stake, as the Wine Rendezvous and Grand Tasting at Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands. This is no regular tasting event. Where other events may have winners, and the winners may take home trophies or bragging ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Upcoming Events: The 9th Annual Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands

    Yep, it's that time of the year again. Wine & Food Week is coming to The Woodlands next week. From June 3-9, The Woodlands will become home to more than 50 restaurants; 500 wines; legendary wine producers and culinary personalities from around the globe; and a vast collection of craft beers and gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Two Surprise Ties and Fantastic Food at the Inaugural Big Taste of Houston

    As far as tasting events go, the Big Taste of Houston, which debuted this past Sunday night to a crowd of about 700, was all that it promised to be and then some. Billed as a premier foodie extravaganza and fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the elegant, high class soir ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2012

    The Taste of Trying

    Sorrel Urban Bistro serves modern farmhouse cuisine in a pretty space. So why is it so hard to love?

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Treat Them Fancy Ingredients With Some Respect, Okay?

    There's a saying in my family: "Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it doesn't make 'em biscuits." Roughly translated: You're more than just the product of your environment; there are inherent qualities about yourself that can't be changed, ever. But the phrase also applies to another dilemm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Top 10 Cookbooks of 2011: Texas Edition

    ​This is neither a list of the all-time best cookbooks of the year, nor is it a list of the best Texan cookbooks of the year. It's a combination of both. Because odds are that if you're giving a cookbook as a gift this year, it's either going to be to a fellow Texan or because you're a Texan l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Soren Pedersen of Sorrel Urban Bistro - The Tasting

    The last two days we've been chatting with Chef Soren Pedersen of Sorrel Urban Bistro about his background, the things that inspire him, and his general philosophy about cooking with fresh ingredients. You can read about it here and here. Today we'll taste some of his food. I've actually visited S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Soren Pedersen of Sorrel Urban Bistro, On Culinary School in Denmark

    In late July, Sorrel Urban Bistro opened in the old Ziggy's Healthy Grille space at Greenbriar and West Alabama. In the open kitchen, Chef Soren Pedersen can be seen every day, turning out some of the most beautifully plated food in the city. We were curious about this newcomer to the Houston resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    First Look at Sorrel Urban Bistro

    All photos by Mai PhamSeared halibut, Israeli couscous, white asparagus, sundried tomato oil, micro basil, caramelized Meyer lemon​There's so much to like about Sorrel Urban Bistro, the new farm-to-table concept restaurant that opened earlier this week, that I have to temper my excitement some ... More >>