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Genuine Coconut

Is This Idea Innovative Or A Little Coconuts?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   Cooking, News

We received a press release on a food product this week. That isn’t unusual. What is unusual is that we had to look it over twice, because the first time it read like a parody fit for a Saturday Night Live skit. This was the subject line of the email, presented unedited and as received: “CASCADIA MANAGING BRANDS LAUNCHES […]

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DAmicos meatball

Weekend Cooking: Building A Better Meatball

Posted: June 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm   /   Cooking

For an item that sounds so simple—a rolled ball of ground meat often enhanced with spices, herbs, sauce or cheese—it’s easy to mess up. Mediocre versions abound: dense, dry, tough and flavorless. Ideal meatballs have an ethereal quality to them. These are tender and moist. The meat has texture and holds together without falling apart. […]

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Carrabba risotto with beef filet

Recipes From Houston Chefs: Mexican Soup, Flavorful Fish and Hearty Risotto

Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm   /   Cooking

With all of the cooking hacks and recipes floating around the Web, we thought: wouldn’t it be great to have some to share from chefs right here in Houston? So, we asked local food stars for dishes that would be easy for readers could try for themselves at home. Besides a quick, tasty meal as an end […]

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Rienzi gnocchi

Playtime In The Kitchen With Rienzi

Posted: March 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm   /   Cooking, Product Testing

Not all food writers also like to cook, but I eat out so much for my job that when I get the opportunity to make food at home, it’s a joy. A representative for Rienzi Foods, an Italian company that makes pasta, canned plum tomatoes, jarred sauces and more asked if I’d like a few […]

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Erin Hicks

Soup’s On! Author Releases Latest Installment Of Houston‑centric Cookbooks

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm   /   Cooking, News

Writer and restaurant designer Erin Hicks is launching her fifth book, Houston Soups and Sips, with a public party at Ritual on January 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Attendees can visit anytime during the four-hour event. On the menu for the release party are several soups, of course, with offerings from Ritual, Pax Americana, […]

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