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Houston-Area Chefs, Restaurants & Culinary Instructors Offering Online Classes — Updated

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 9:16 am   /   Cooking, News

Novelist Laurie Cowlin wrote, “No one who cooks, cooks alone… a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present.” This is comforting wisdom as many of us find ourselves spending more time in front of the stove, some of us cooking for ourselves, others cooking […]

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These Unique Cookbooks Are Perfect Houston Holiday Gifts

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 9:52 am   /   Cookbooks, Cooking

The Houston area sprawls across 10,062 square miles of coastal plains (an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts), a sprawling territory of seemingly endless streets, glass towers, parking lots, strip centers, cul-de-sac-laced developments and rows of garden apartments. It is home to almost 7 million people of diverse backgrounds, all with stories to tell. Sometimes, those […]

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chilaquiles from Ford Fry's Tex-Mex cookbook

If You Can’t Get to a Tex-Mex Restaurant, Ford Fry’s Cookbook is the Next Best Thing

Posted: June 27, 2019 at 7:00 am   /   Cookbooks, Cooking, Editor's Choice, Featured

Anyone who has to be away from Texas longer than two weeks knows the sadness of not having a source of good ol’ Tex-Mex comfort food. Those who spend enough time in the Lone Star State find that certain cravings become part of them forever. It was no different for chef and restaurateur Ford Fry. […]

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Acclaimed Washington Avenue Bar in Houston Rolls Out Chef-Driven Summertime Menu

Posted: May 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Alba Huerta, owner of Julep at 1919 Washington, just revealed new signature cocktails and a menu of light bites and small plates developed in conjunction with consulting chef and former MasterChef competitor Alvin Schultz. The ornate, Gatsby-style bar is an ode to the South’s opulent cocktail culture that was recognized by Esquire in 2017 as one […]

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Darren McGrady

Super Bowl Party Snacks Fit For Royalty From Chef Darren McGrady

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm   /   Cooking, Featured

In England, “football” is soccer. But, as Darren McGrady, former chef to the royal family, wrote in his cookbook The Royal Chef At Home, that idea doesn’t fly in Texas. Here, football is something very different. “When I first arrived [to Texas], I didn’t know what Thanksgiving was, or Super Bowl Sunday, or March Madness,” […]

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