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  • March 12, 2018
    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.
  • February 7, 2018
    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...
  • December 20, 2017
    If you are looking to add more fruit in your diet - we may have the ticket. Sangria is a popular drink that is packed with fresh chopped fruit of all sorts, along with added wine or other spirits. While it has been considered a summer time favorite, National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th…. and we say, why not? Everyone seems to have their own version of sangria. Citrus and berries are typically the foundation for the fruity drink but you can add any fruit such as melon,...
  • December 14, 2017
    Many cultures around the world like to ring in the New Year with traditional dishes thought to bring good luck or blessings in the year ahead. In Italy, that dish is Cotechino Sausage with Lentils, often served at midnight on New Year's Eve. Coltivare will serve the traditional “good luck” dish during the holidays but you can also make chef Ryan Pera’s recipe at home. Find the Cotechino sausage in the butcher’s case at Revival Market. Coltivare Cotechino Sausage...
  • Houstonian's Pecan Pie Credit: The Houstonian
    July 7, 2017
    National Pie Day, celebrated annually on July 12th, is a Southern tradition The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa takes seriously! Head to one of two restaurants on property to find pecan pie served with Texas-love. At both Olivette and The Manor House , Pastry Chef Catherine Rodriguez dishes up pie with homemade buttery flaky crust, real maple syrup, bourbon, and Texas pecans with a side of house-made bourbon ice cream, pecan streusel, and creamy caramel sauce. The best part? Rodriguez shared...
  • Ben McPherson Credit: Will T. Hardin
    February 1, 2017
    Chef Ben McPherson is gearing up to open his new endeavor: Krisp Bird & Batter . McPherson, who’s been involved with several Houston restaurants including Batanga, Prohibition Supperclub, Conservatory and El Burro & The Bull, is centering his new concept around chicken sandwiches. On the menu you’ll find six to eight chicken sandwiches, including a Korean fried chicken sandwich, on a variety of breads -- wheat, challah and on a waffle -- as well as custards, shakes, salads...
  • D&T Drive Inn Beernog Credit: D&T Drive Inn Facebook Page
    December 21, 2016
    What holiday season would be complete without eggnog? Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to encounter the creamy drink somewhere during the holidays. With Christmas right around the corner, how about we skip the store-bought stuff and go for some good, old-fashioned eggnog -- with a twist? At D&T Drive Inn in the Heights, bar manager Jason Moore created his take of the traditional concoction using beer. His beernog is one of seven drinks featured in Treadsack’s eggnog...
  • Sylvia Casares Credit: Sylvia Casares
    October 24, 2016
    For a little more than a year, Houston’s “Enchilada Queen,” Sylvia Casares, has been pouring her culinary secrets into a cookbook that she hopes will shine a positive spotlight on Tex-Mex cuisine. Tex-Mex food “is so misunderstood and maybe it doesn’t have a great reputation but I really believe it’s because people who have tasted it a) don’t really know what they’re getting, and b) maybe what they’re getting really wasn’t so...
  • Pastry War Margarita Credit: Julie Soefer
    September 1, 2016
    The margarita is a Texas tradition and Houston has no shortage of restaurants and bars serving this simple but refreshing libation. Just last month Food & Wine named Hugo’s as one of America’s top margarita bars and earlier this year the Food Network named The Pastry War’s frozen margarita as one of the 50 Best Cocktails in America . Kehlen Selph, The Pastry War’s general manager, attributes the margarita’s popularity to its simplicity and balance....
  • Sylvia cooking class Credit: Sylvia cooking class
    August 23, 2016
    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...
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