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DIY Olives: Who Ate the First Olive?

Galveston olives from my backyard tree

How to Cure Olives:

Galveston olives from my backyard tree

Our new house in Galveston has a small, and very old, olive tree near the back porch. I haven’t figured out the cultivar–my iPhone plant app says they are “African olives.”

When I noticed that these olives were starting to get ripe, I […]

DIY Olives: Pimientos or Anchovies?

Galveston olives from my backyard tree

How to Cure Olives:

Galveston olives from my backyard tree

Our new house in Galveston has a small, and very old, olive tree near the back porch. I haven’t figured out the cultivar–my iPhone plant app says they are “African olives.”

When I noticed that these olives were starting to get ripe, I […]

BBQ-O-Rama

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Lemongrass Z’herbes Bourride Gumbo

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or Green Fish Soup

Makes 8 cups or 4 large bowls

When I buy a fish at Katie’s Seafood, the spectacular seafood store on the Galveston waterfront, I tend to have it filleted—and I ask for the bones and head in a separate bag. There were three such bags of fish frames along […]

Dinner Party in Charlotte!

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Prague Kolaches

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At an open air market near Prague’s Old Town, I happened on a booth where they were selling “kolacé.” These big round pastries looked like fruit pizzas. The cherry version was amazing. I guess these are the Old Country version of Texas kolaches.

SFA Podcast: On the Origins of Texas BBQ

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 […]

Hot Sauce Cookbook Signing

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Sneak Preview: Houston on Burger Land TV

A sneak preview of the Houston Burger Land episode that will air Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m on the Travel Channel.