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The Television Food Network GP

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    In Defense of Rachael Ray

    ​It's funny how culture seems to creep in via osmosis. Take, for example, a dinner I made on the fly the other night. I found myself staring into a near-empty refrigerator at around 7:30 p.m. on a school night, trying to find something to make for dinner. A container of pre-made basil pesto c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Top 5 Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

    blog.beliefnet.comIt's November 1 and you're knee deep in Halloween candy. Now what? ​You bought a ton of candy but forgot to turn on the porch light. Sugar transforms your sweet, little angel into the Anti-Christ. You're on a diet. Although it's difficult to imagine, we realize that not every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: Chingo Bling Talks "Taco Circuit"

    ​A lot of rappers establish street cred by talking about hittin' licks and sellin' rocks. Chingo Bling raps about slangin' tamales and hot sauce -- which is what brought him to the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium last weekend. Known as the Masa Messiah, or the Taquero Vaquero, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Cooking Through Alton: Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

    ​We're trying recipes by Food Network icon Alton Brown that might work for Thanksgiving. If they're good, you'll have a complete guide for the big meal. If they're clunkers, we'll provide you with alternate recipes that are tried and true. Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes The dish: This recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: Walsh has been documenting a variety of very interesting, very time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Cooking Through Alton: Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

    ​We're trying recipes by Food Network icon Alton Brown that might work for Thanksgiving. If they're good, you'll have a complete guide for the big meal. If they're clunkers, we'll provide you with alternate recipes that are tried and true. Best Ever Green Bean Casserole The dish: Using "Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Top 5 Food Network Chef-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    You can be Mario Batali in just a few easy steps.​Halloween is upon us, yet again. And every year, Halloween costumes get either sluttier or blatantly, intentionally lamer. (Witness our sister blog, Art Attack, for more ideas on how to achieve the latter.) So what does a food-loving, non-slut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Cooking Through Alton: Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    ​We're trying recipes by Food Network icon Alton Brown that might work for Thanksgiving. If they're good, you'll have a complete guide for the big meal. If they're clunkers, we'll provide you with alternate recipes that are tried and true. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes The dish: Mashed potat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Reggie BibbsThis winsome wench and many more are waiting to pour you a flagon of mead at Ren Fest.​As mentioned earlier this week, food festival season is upon us in Houston, with some of our favorite festivals kicking off this weekend. The 44th annual Greek Festival started yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Bryan Caswell: No Pity

    ​Last night, half of Houston tuned in to watch Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF and Little Big's represent the Bayou City on the Food Network's newest show: Next Iron Chef. I didn't watch it. I was catcalling people from the back of a banquet room at the Hilton during the otherwise classy My Table ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Chef Kent Rathbun's Amazing Bell Pepper Trick

    Pan Roasted Striped Bass with Texas Peach Barbeque Sauce and Blonde Beer Braised Cream Corn​ Eating Our Words had the opportunity to attend Central Market's "From Pint to Plate with Kent Rathbun" class on Monday, just one of many events surrounding Central Market's "Discover Brewtopia" celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    The Night I Snuck Around Jones Hall and...Oh, Yeah...Talked to Anthony Bourdain

    Katharine ShilcuttCan you spot our mustachioed interloper? ​Fellow chef Mike Nutt, the Chef de Cuisine at Laurenzo's Grill on Washington, invited me to tag along with him and the other chefs catering the book signing following Anthony Bourdain's sold-out talk at Jones Hall, called Up Close and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    No more ceviche at the Midtown outpost of Lemon Tree.​A reader alerted us via Twitter to the fact that the Lemon Tree (207 West Gray) had closed its doors sometime in the past week. We went by to check it out and it is, indeed, closed. A call to Lemon Tree's original location on Whittington re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race

    ​, Food Network, as we all know, has edged away from actual cooking shows and toward entertaining shows having something to do with food--Iron Chef America, Cupcake Wars, Chopped and, now, The Great Food Truck Race. GFTRwhich premiered Sunday night, seems promisingly unique in two ways: It bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Battle Celebrity Chef: Cat Cora v. Rachael Ray

    ​One is a bona fide chef, while the other is a self-described cook. One has made headlines because of her unique method of getting pregnant; the other appears on the pages of the supermarket rags because she is apparently about to get a divorce once a week. One is friends with that creepy "cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Cacique: Go Autentico!

    ​Cacique products are a line of deliciously authentic Hispanic foods, including cheeses, creams, and chorizo. After making quality products for over forty years, the brand recently partnered with Food Network celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Together they have launched a campaign to encourage peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Creole Creamery

    ​What's cooler than being cool? Ice cream...in New Orleans. Having appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Kid in a Candy Store on the Food Network, media darling Creole Creamery had a lot to live up to. With chef Bryan Gilmore at the helm, Creole Creamery offers flavors ranging from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Culture Map: Former Eating Our Words blogger Sarah Rufca dishes up a tasty scoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Recipe Review, Part 1: Giada's Spicy Baked Macaroni

    ​Ever since Food Network became a cultural phenomenon, home cooks have had more access to celebrity chef recipes. But the recipes don't always translate to home cooks. In fact, if you search for recipes on foodtv.com, you'll notice many have comments regarding the recipes' inaccuracies and dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    This pig does not need a verbose spider to cover for it. This pig will RUIN YOU.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we could have sworn scrambled caviar was gonna be a great idea. They're just little eggs, right? Just goes to show, you never can tell. We starte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Viet Tran, Young & Recessioned: You Can't Be Afraid To Be Goofy

    ‚ÄčToday's installment of Young & Recessioned features Viet Tran, a 27-year-old University of Houston grad who has used reality TV, YouTube episodes and street corner stunts to find his dream job. I went into commercial real estate right after I graduated. I did that for about three years. I had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Random Ingredient: Heirloom Tomatoes

    ​What is it? The "heirloom" in heirloom tomatoes refers to the fact that many of the seeds have been passed down through generations of families. Cultivated for any number of characteristics, heirloom tomatoes come in endless shapes, sizes and colors. Another distinct characteristic of these b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Fine Living No More: The Cooking Channel To Debut May 31

    ​If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Wok: Yes, there's a recipe for Korean stuffed peppers (which look like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    The Basics: Cookbooks

    ​We recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal on Alton Brown's top five favorite cookbooks. You remember Brown. He's the quirky chemistry geek on Good Eats and one of the commentators on Iron Chef. If you're one of the few non-Food Network junkies, you might recognize him from Welch' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Bob's Taco Station Gets Its 15 Minutes

    ​Back in July 2009, we ran down the list of Houston restaurants chosen for the somewhat ignominious honor of appearing on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, starring the most obnoxious head full of peroxide since Pamela Anderson did duty on Baywatch. Some of the entries on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Are You the Worst Cook in America? Prove It

    ​Above is a photo of a cake that I attempted to bake when I was 14 years old (also known as the age at which I was really old enough to know better). Because I was -- and admittedly still am -- impatient, I couldn't wait for the hot cake to cool before frosting it. The result was a pastry abom ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    The T-Mac Question

    Stacy McLady or true superstar?

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    ‚ÄčTonight at Coffee Groundz, a grand coffee competition will be taking place unlike anything the city has ever seen. Baristas from Houston, from Texas and from several neighboring states will compete in the H-Town Latte Art Throwdown to create the most original and elaborate latte ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Lamb Shank at Niko Niko's

    ​The Food Network's hugely successful show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives recently visited Niko Niko's Greek restaurant in Montrose. Amidst owner Dimitri Fetokakis's banter with hyper host Guy Fieri was this little nugget of information: Niko Niko's no longer slow-marinates its legendary lamb sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Golden-brown is the proper tone for any loaf of sourdough / Hollywood starlet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today we're bitterly sniffling at the fact that everyone else from the office is at the Austin City Limits festival. It's cool! There's lots of fun ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where the beer flows like honey, and vice versa (our still is broken, and our bees are drunk). Speaking of honey, Robb Walsh had an interesting look at cucuzza blossom honey, which is the honey from a Sicilian squash used primarily by the Cosa Nostr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Diners, Drive-Ins and...Pubs?

    Guy Fieri Once again, a national eye has turned to Houston, which the rest of the country tends to dismiss out of hand as not being a food town. Guy Fieri's popular Food Network show -- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -- has spent the last few weeks filming at various restaurants around town, lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Buffalo Gap

    Photo by Robb WalshBuffalo Gap is a hamlet outside of Abilene whose main claim to fame is the Perini Ranch Steakhouse. The current issue of Food Network Magazine claims that the Perini Ranch Steakhouse makes the best burger in Texas. I love the Perini Ranch and count Tom Perini among my friends. But ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 14, 2008
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists

    A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest dicks

  • News

    March 30, 2006
  • News

    July 14, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    Sex, Food and Rock and Roll

    Power-geeks Lisa Loeb and Dweezil Zappa bring to town the things they love best

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003
  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Mac Attack

    A cancer patient sues McDonald's, contending a peppered burrito caused his nosebleed

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2002

    Southern Specialty

    You can take TV chef Tanya Holland out of the South, but you can't take the South out of her

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Chow Time

    Could the Food Network finally be coming to Time-Warner's analog offerings?

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998
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