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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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Russell Theode at Lei Low

A Proper Mai Tai: Houston Tiki Bar Lei Low On Making The Classic Cocktail

Posted: December 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

There are many interpretations of the Mai Tai, but few bars are as dedicated to making it as close as possible to the Trader Vic’s original as Lei Low, the tiki bar located at 6412 North Main in The Heights. We asked owner Russell Thoede to walk us through the history of the Mai Tai […]

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Robb Walsh's Grilled Oysters

Robb Walsh’s Grilled Oysters Are Perfect Cool Weather Coastal Fare

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm   /   Cooking

Award-winning author and food historian Robb Walsh shared with us a Gulf oyster recipe that is especially satisfying during the cool months in Texas when the harvesting season is in full swing. Imagine standing around a flaming barbecue pit on a cool evening watching oysters on the half shell sizzle in butter. A scattering of […]

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Ming Tsai On Houston Restaurants, Kitchen Tools and The Cause Dear To His Heart

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm   /   Cooking, Editor's Choice, News

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai was in Houston on Monday for a Macy’s Culinary Council cooking demo and signing of his fifth book, Simply Ming In Your Kitchen, which Tsai says encourages home cooks to customize the recipes to their preferences. “A cookbook should not be gospel,” he explained. “It should be the base of inspiration […]

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