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Boost Your Food And Drink Know-How At These Houston Classes

Houston has plenty of cooking classes to go around. From Central Market to Sur La Table to various cooking schools around town, there’s something for every taste and budget. But many local restaurants, bars and coffee shops also offer unique classes that will help you become a better cook and gain a deeper understanding of your drinks. Learn about wine, coffee, Indian spices and more at these fun classes we found around town. Pondicheri Want to learn how to cook Indian food? At Pondicheri, Anita…

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A Chat With Bryan And Jennifer Caswell

When chef Bryan Caswell and his wife Jennifer -- a photographer -- started dating, they quickly discovered that they both had a sweet spot for marine life and the Gulf Coast. After years of talking about doing something to help preserve it, they launched the Southern Salt Foundation in June. Its mission is the “holistic preservation of the Gulf Coast habitats through education, conservation and exploration.” Bryan, whose restaurants include Reef, Little Bigs, El Real and Jackson Street Barbecue…

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Learn How To Smoke Brisket Like A Texan At BrisketU

Smoked brisket is the centerpiece of Texas barbecue and to many enthusiasts the ritual of cooking it can be as pleasurable as eating it. Cooking the perfect piece of meat is tough to master, but like with any other skill you have to start somewhere. If you’ve always wanted to learn about this Texas tradition, BrisketU can help. Unlike the popular, two-day Camp Brisket at Texas A&M each January, BrisketU’s classes are tailored to people who want to learn the basics of cooking a good piece of…

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