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Perfect Gift for Oyster Lovers!

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A limited number of signed copies of Sex, Death & Oysters are now available at Kitchen Chick in Galveston and El Real Tex-Mex in Houston.

One night at ¬†Gaido’s, the historic seafood restaurant here in my hometown of Galveston, my wife and I were being seated¬†at one of the popular tables near the windows […]

Chile con Queso vs. Cheese Dip

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A Wall Street Journal reporter who grew up in Arkansas wrote an article titled: Don’t tell Texas, but Arkansas is laying claim to queso. I am quoted in the article recounting the time I was invited to judge their “Cheese Dip Derby” up in Little Rock. I declined, of course.

There has been […]

Texas Barbecue Revisited

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The 2nd Edition of Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook went on sale April 19.

There are some great new photos from Robert Jacob Lerma, 32 new recipes from famous Texas pitmasters like Joe Burney and Aaron Franklin and cook-off competitors like Robert Sierra and Ernest Cervantes. There’s also new information about community barbecues in […]

Reviews and Write-ups:

[View the story “A Chili Winter” on Storify]

When was the last time you had a steaming bowl?

[View the story “Fired Up for The Chili Cookbook!” on Storify]

June 2015 Recap

[View the story “Junebugs and BBQ ” on Storify]

Aaron Franklin’s BBQ Book

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The official release date of Aaron Franklin’s new barbecue book, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking Manifesto, is tommorrow, April 7.

Reading a new cookbook often sends me running to the kitchen to try out an intriguing recipe. Aaron Franklin has no use for recipes and there aren’t any to be found in […]

A Food Lover’s Guide to Food Lover’s Guides

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While we were working on the Food Lover’s Guide to Houston at Houstonia Magazine, I fondly recalled my first purchases of Patricia Wells’ Food Lover’s Guide to Paris (1984), and Food Lover’s Guide to France (1987). Those two wildly successful guidebooks created a genre that inspired dozens of “Food Lover’s Guides” to various places […]

This Just In:

[View the story ” Barbecue Crossroads: Notes & Recipes from a Southern Odyssey” on Storify]

“Robb Walsh is a Three Napkin Name”

Much obliged to Paul and Angela Knipple for the review of Texas Eats in their blog from the southern table.

There was one passage in the review that really made me smile. The authors were discussing the various kinds of cookbooks on the market and what makes one stand out from the others, here […]