Food sourcing, ingredients, and preparation have all evolved over time, for better and for worse. Centuries ago, cooking food over fire made chewing and digesting a whole lot easier and freed up time for humans to focus on advancing our society in other ways. In recent years, one could argue that the processed food trend […]
Given that the gift-giving season is right around the corner, I’ve gotten a few requests for gift cards. Luckily, I got my first shipment of gift cards in the mail from Zazzle earlier this week. I think the cards came out pretty well. You can see that they’re quite thick, but unlike those ubiquitous plastic […]
For many, the last week of summer means saying goodbye to tank tops and garden-grown tomatoes and hello to long sleeves and pumpkin-flavored everything. Not so, here in Dallas, where temps in the 90s extend summer and make us really appreciate fall weather when it finally arrives. By now, your summer salad craving has probably […]
If you’re like me, you’ve probably already fired up your outdoor grill for the summer and benefited from some BBQ chicken thighs or marinated flank steak. But for those who haven’t, Memorial Day weekend often marks the passage of this annual rite. Sure, you’ve got the camping chairs set up, a few yard games ready […]
The annual practice of spring cleaning began centuries ago, before the advent of vacuum cleaners. Spring was the time of year when it was just warm enough to let the winter dust escape through open windows but still cool enough to keep insects from inhabiting your home through those open windows. Nowadays, spring cleaning has […]
Way back when we were living in caves, humans learned that fat, salt, and sugar were precious commodities that our bodies needed to stay alive. Fat helped us survive the long, cold winters; salt was necessary to replace the electrolytes we sweated out in pursuit of prey; and sugar was necessary to help our brains […]
I visited Spain last summer for a week filled with culture, beaches, wine, food, and general relaxation. Sounds pretty fabulous? It was. I was daydreaming about that trip just the other day, and it prompted me to create a Spanish-inspired dinner based on a sofrito. Ask five different people what a sofrito is and you’ll […]
There was an article in the NY Times recently that recounted results published in The New England Journal of Medicine in regards to a Mediterranean diet and its effect on heart disease and strokes. Three groups were studied; one followed a low-fat diet, the second followed a diet that included at least 4 Tbsp of […]
Springtime means only one thing when it comes to food in Louisiana: the crawfish boil. Lucky for us, this native Louisianan celebration has been brought to Texas with such enthusiasm that there’s a crawfish boil to be had nearly every weekend throughout the month of April. The season can start as early as late February […]
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