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Mexico City Chefs Take Over At Houston Restaurants

Photo from left to right: Victor Cabrera, Israel Montero, Carlos Udelman, Daniel Ovadía, Salvador Orozco Starting June 30, four Mexico City chefs will cook dishes that showcase Mexican cuisine at three Houston restaurants. The three-night dinner series, called Sabores de CDMX (Flavors of Mexico City) , brings a little taste of Mexico City to Houston as a way to encourage travel between the two cities. “It’s a commitment to highlighting new flavors and sharing the wide range of products and…

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Space Food: What Goes On In NASA’s Food Lab

Photo Credits (above and below): NASA's Flickr Stream Thinking about eating in space may evoke thoughts of bland and boring food. But much of the food that astronauts consume today are foods they would eat on the ground; they’ve just been processed and prepackaged to withstand microgravity and time. “When you go to a restaurant a lot of it is presentation. When we process food, the presentation is gone and so you are very dependent on the quality of the product and the flavor and the smell and…

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Erin Smith on Winning Chopped and Her Favorite Houston Eats

Houston chef Erin Smith, formerly of Main Kitchen at the JW Marriot, Clumsy Butcher Group and Plonk! Bistro, was crowned victor of the Food Network’s cooking competition, Chopped. Smith won the title in an episode that aired in late May and required her to cook with exotic ingredients such as rattlesnake. She’s the third Houston chef to win on the show. A native Houstonian, Smith went to culinary school in San Francisco before going to work in New York and returning to Houston. She’s currently…

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