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    A Valentine's Day Sure Thing

    Let's face it; you want to get lucky this Valentine's Day. Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chocolate isn't going to get you there. Neither are oysters, caviar or champagne. We know all the men out there have their heads in their han...

    @ Eating Our Words by Jane Catherine Collins on February 11, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
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    The 10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets

    Whether you're stocking a kitchen for the first time (finally kicking your grown kid out of the house? good for you!) or simply taking stock of what you already have, we've put together a list of the 10 essential gadgets that no kitchen should lack. ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on February 11, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
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    Thai Bistro's Basil Inferno

    Thai Bistro and their expansion to West Houston is the subject of this week's Caf review. I tried the popular "Basil Inferno" entre at the original location in the shopping center at Southwest Freeway just west of Buffalo Speedway last week. The di...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 11, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Lunch in Bombay?

    -- pepperoni, supreme and veggie, these pizzas by the slice seemed standard. We grabbed a menu and noticed that the Indian inspiration was limited to just a few menu items of the dozens of choices. We were a little disappointed but nonetheless ended...

    @ Eating Our Words by Greenway Barista on February 11, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Recipe: Homemade Mayo

    Not only is it less expensive than the stuff in the store, but it is an entire canvas for your tasty flavor variations. This particular version, which we made for our Super Bowl grilled leftovers, uses roasted garlic (if you are lazy, you can find it...

    @ Eating Our Words by Becky Means on February 11, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Waiter, Where's My Blood?

    I was working myself up into a real frenzy when she reappeared with a big bowl of congealed blood cubes. I dumped them into my soup, along with all the sprouts and cabbage and torn-up herbs, and slurped up the spicy bowl of noodles. Pretty soon, ever...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 10, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
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    The Big Three: Bacon, Pineapple, and Jalapeo

    But when you combine the fatty smokiness of thickly sliced bacon with the juicy sweetness of fresh-cut pineapple and toss in some biting heat from a jalapeo, the big flavors of these harmonize with one another instead of vying for dominance of your ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Geri Maria Harris on February 10, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
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    Recipe: Chimichurri

    In Peru, as well as other countries, chimichurri is served with churrasco steak, which is one of Abuelita's favorites. It can be prepared by either chopping ingredients or blending with a food processor, but it is prettier to serve the hand-chopped v...

    @ Eating Our Words by Becky Means on February 10, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
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    Wine of the Week: Antonio Gianola of Catalan

    "I was good at medical billing and coding, but I didn't like it," Gianola explains. "Instead, I decided to start waiting tables at the Sierra Grill." A few years later, he took over Sierra Grill's wine program. "I spent hours and hours studying wine ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Jane Catherine Collins on February 10, 2010 @ 2:30 pm
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    Artisan Chocolates at Whole Foods

    I like the post about "frog day" on the manufacturing line. Unfortunately, Lake Champlain's website shows that they are currently sold out of their famous Valentine's Day "Kiss Me Frogs." The frog-shaped chocolates are specifically intended for princ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 10, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
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    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. Confessions of a Gluttinous C...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on February 10, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
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    Breakfast Radishes with Butter

    I am not sure whether the practice of eating radishes for breakfast with butter and sea salt was originally French or English. "French breakfast radishes" are a popular cultivar for gardeners. But it was Fergus Henderson's cookbook The Whole Beast th...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 10, 2010 @ 11:24 am
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    An Ode to Valentine's Day

    Leaving gals aflutter and hearts aglow, yet many men forlorn. These days it's hefty and overwrought, yet forgetting it's a sin, Why do we go through all the angst, when Hallmark gets the win? Reservations are tough, expectations too high, and you...

    @ Eating Our Words by Ruthie Johnson on February 10, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Brew Blog: Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Brewery

    A good, potassium-rich recovery food for athletes playing tennis or other taxing sports (i.e. not golf) is bananas, and thus we have two excuses for discussing this week's brew: Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Brewery, of Bedford, UK. Yes, it...

    @ Eating Our Words by Mike Morris on February 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Stirred and Shaken: Komodo Pub's Nuclear Rainbow

    It didn't take long to realize Komodo's Pub (2004 Baldwin, 713-655-1501) is no dive. The Internet (specifically, Yelp.com) might have you believe that, but careful on-site analysis of the bar reveals that the Internet is full of bullshit. A real dive...

    @ Eating Our Words by Glenn Livet on February 10, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    The Appeal of Banana Leaf

    Stir-fried egg noodles with seafood: a crowd pleaser. It's been a little over six months since we reviewed Banana Leaf (9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 311) -- the cozy outpost of Malaysian cuisine in New Chinatown -- and it occurred to us over the...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on February 9, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
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    The Shameless Chef: Hamburger Soup

    Let's face it, my saucy little aardvarks; these past couple of weeks, I've given you creative goddamn gold. I've been shooting unique, simple dishes at you like it's no big deal. Well, today I've decided to go with something even simpler than normal,...

    @ Eating Our Words by John Seaborn Gray on February 9, 2010 @ 4:00 pm
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    Mexican Avocado and Egg Salad

    It was a tad bland, so after a few bites, I hit it hard with the Tabasco sauce, and we passed it around the table. It was gone in a flash. Nobody in our lunch group had ever heard of this combo before -- which we all found amazing. It's not very hard...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 9, 2010 @ 3:00 pm
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    Casa Mariachi in Pasadena

    The parking lot was nearly empty. We told the gentleman inside that we needed a table for a large party, and he smiled and hurried off to push some tables together. With the exception of an even larger party of at least 12, there was no one in the re...

    @ Eating Our Words by Becky Means on February 9, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
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    Hot New Chocolatier in Town

    But the Sahagun website didn't offer the chile pepper chocolates this year. I tried the Chocolate Bar, but the counterman told me that the owner hated chocolate and chile peppers and refused to carry it. Then I remembered Valerie Gamble. Gamble is a ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Robb Walsh on February 9, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
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