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My Days with Chef Paul Prudhomme

They are probably the two professional compliments that I treasure the most in my life – and both came from Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme, who passed away in New Orleans today at age 75. One was that he always claimed to be the one who told me I should write about food. “You be good […]

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Hungary Getting Hungry for Bocuse d’Or Competition

After an evil 20th century of two world wars, dismemberment of empire, one or more revolutions (depending on your definition) and finally a new kind of freedom, the people of Hungary are rediscovering their favorite cuisine. Believe it or not, it’s Hungarian food. This Central European country’s love affair with its own recipes, its own […]

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Fine French Wines, Going Once…

Have you ever wondered what $300,000 worth of French wine might look like? And no, it doesn’t resemble all the containers piled on the docks at Marseille, or even a single bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. If you’re excited by this prospect, you’d better grab ye olde checkbook and head to Lewis & Maese […]

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Fogo de Chao Dressing

In New York City last week, we tasted a series of new fall items at our favoritre Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao. Those wonderful flavors made us wonder what they were cooking for Thanksgiving and how we could beg, borrow or steal the recipe. As it turned out, they figured we’d probably rather eat there […]

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To Fredericksburg with Wine

In recent years, Texas has become the nation’s fifth largest wine-producing state – and even most wine lovers don’t know it. On this full-day tour, we visit five wineries, from Becker to the new offshoot of Messina Hof, tasting some of their newest vintages, plus we sample sauces, marinades, mustards and jellies from Fredericksburg’s most famous […]

Tastings

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Hungary Getting Hungry for Bocuse d’Or Competition

After an evil 20th century of two world wars, dismemberment of empire, one or more revolutions (depending on your definition) and finally a new kind of freedom, the people of Hungary are rediscovering their favorite cuisine. Believe it or not, it’s Hungarian food. This Central European country’s love affair with its own recipes, its own […]

Recipes

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Fogo de Chao Dressing

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Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

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Salmon Quesadillas

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Greek Village Salad

Texas Tours

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To Fredericksburg with Wine

In recent years, Texas has become the nation’s fifth largest wine-producing state – and even most wine lovers don’t know it. On this full-day tour, we visit five wineries, from Becker to the new offshoot of Messina Hof, tasting some of their newest vintages, plus we sample sauces, marinades, mustards and jellies from Fredericksburg’s most famous […]

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The Barbecue Triangle

Every nook and cranny of Texas has, and tirelessly boasts about, its own style of barbecue. Yet in one section just east of Austin, there is a “triangle” that turns out some of the very best. On this meat-crazed adventure, we learn the long history of regional (and yes, racial and ethnic) barbecue, the secrets […]

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DM at Your Place

Whether a cooking class, a food-centric wine or cocktail party, or a full sit-down dinner scaled for 10-24 people, John DeMers will prepare a Texas feast right in your own kitchen. He’ll also describe each dish, who invented it and why it matters to the world of cuisine. Available as lunch, dinner or brunch, with […]

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Texas Cooks

A fast-paced, entertaining, often humorous romp through history and calories with veteran food author John DeMers, perfect for any convention, meeting or spouse program. In addition to a profound understanding of what first made Texas happen here, John will lead you through his Top Ten dishes you must taste before anybody will stamp your passport. […]

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Custom Marfa/Big Bend

Over one, two or three days, beginning in Marfa, Alpine or Marathon, enjoy a customized look around one of the Lone Star State’s most remote and exotic locales. There’s the moonscape of Big Bend itself, both the national and the state park, plus hip, art-crazed Marfa with its Chinati Foundation paying homage to the salvation […]