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Culinary Blog

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Andrea Slaydon

Homemade Tortilla & Salsa Recipe for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is here, and what better way to celebrate than to try your hand at some Latin flavor? You don’t have to go too far to enjoy a little Tex-Mex flavor in your own home… thanks to a few fantastic recipes to get you started. Try making homemade tortillas and salsa for a compliment to any Mexican dish! Handmade Corn Tortillas Sylvia Casares from Syliva’s Enchiladas Kitchen Restaurants is known as the Enchilada Queen. She offers cooking classes and has a cookbook full of everything from…

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Yum! Food Festivals in Houston This Summer

From celebrating cultures to sampling the best food trucks or margaritas in town, Houston has a festival for that! There are many exciting festivals coming up in the Houston area. Some are great for families, others make for a great date night spot or even a girls night out meet-up. Mark your calendars for these memorable festivals coming to the Houston area! The Whisky Extravaganza May 4th The Whisky Extravaganza offers tasting sessions, masterclasses curated by industry experts and the perfect…

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Our Picks for National Grilled Cheese Month

It’s a favorite for kids and adults – after all, who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? Whether you prefer a crispy grilled cheese with tomato soup or like it with salty potato chips, there is no wrong way to enjoy one of America’s favorite meals. April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month, which gives you a whole month to enjoy some of the most delicious and creative grilled cheese sandwiches in the Houston area. Here are 7 places to get you started! Presidio This Texas-inspired…

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Celebrate National Pi Day With Our Pie Picks

Pi? Pie? Why not both? You may have heard, March 14th is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant, pi, or 3.14. Thankfully for us, someone made it fun by including a celebration with actual pies. From traditional apple and cinnamon to Oreo and peanut butter - there is a pie for just about any craving you are having. We tracked down some of Houston's tasty selections at various bakeries and restaurants around town. Pie Options at Bakeries Flying Saucer Pie Company The Flying Saucer Pie…

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Pondicheri's Stuffed Baby Pepper Recipe

Indian food can be daunting to try in your own kitchen, but can bring a spice and flair to break up the dinner monotony in your life. Our friends at Pondicheri shared with us a hard to screw up delicious and easy recipe so you can try your hand at Indian cuisine in your own home. There are umpteen ways to stuff peppers - this recipe features baby peppers, but will work for 4 large peppers as well. Orange and red are recommended, but the poblano is also delicious when roasted and stuffed…

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Must-Try Indian Food in Houston

Indian cuisine has a way of standing out in a world of restaurant options in the Houston area. With the exotic ingredients, array of spices and unique dishes, Indian food allows you to be adventurous! Before you get started on your quest for your new favorite Indian dish in Houston, there are a few popular menu staples you should be familiar with. Biryani : a South Asian mixed rice dish also known as spicy rice. Dhokla : made with fermented batter from rice and chickpeas. Can be eaten for…

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Celebrate National Noodle Month in Houston

From short and twisted to long and narrow - noodles come in all different shapes and sizes. March is National Noodle Month and there are plenty of options in the Houston area of places to go an enjoy noodles of all shapes and sizes. From River Oaks to the Heights and over on the East Side - we tracked down some tasty and unique noodles dishes you’ve got to try! Grotto Downtown Have you ever tried Trofie noodles? The noodles are short, thin and twisted and from Liguria in Northern Italy. At…

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10 Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

You can enjoy one on the rocks or frozen with salt or without and in just about every flavor under the sun including strawberry, mango, blood orange and even spicy hot! Yep, we are talking margaritas. National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd and you know Houston is the headquarters for finding the best margaritas around. It was not easy to narrow down a list, but we hope to help you enjoy some of the tasty and unique margarita options we found! Ambriza Social Kitchen Margaritas for a…

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Eat Italian Food Day!

Surprise your sweetie one day early on February 13th for National Eat Italian Food Day! It’s a day set aside to celebrate the Italian culture in our area, namely the uniquely inspired food. While you may think Houston is best known for its Mexican cuisine there are plenty of amazing options when it comes to enjoying fare the other side of the pond - Italy. Grotto Downtown Start your afternoon exploring Discovery Green park and walk over to Grotto Downtown. The warehouse style interior has…

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Traditional King Cake Recipe

You know it’s Mardi Gras time in Houston when you start seeing King Cakes pop up in bakeries and stores around town. King Cake is a traditional pastry meant to honor the three kings who delivered gifts to the baby Jesus. An authentic king cake includes cinnamon swirls with the colors of Mardi Gras sprinkled top, and would you believe it’s not all that hard to make one for yourself! “Purple signifies ‘justice,’ green signifies ‘faith’ and gold signifies ‘power,” says New Orleans native and baker…

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