Food

An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

I didn’t watch the Oscars this past Sunday, but I couldn’t avoid catching some of the buzz via Facebook and my other social media channels. By far my favorite thing to show up in my feed on Oscars night were–unsurprisingly–food related! My friend Laura Hepburn Engert planned a nine-course meal to help her celebrate the awards show, with one course inspired by each Best Pict... »

Clean Water, Breathable Air, and the Science of Food: The Legacy of Ellen Swallow

Clean Water, Breathable Air, and the Science of Food: The Legacy of Ellen Swallow

Every morning we wake up to a feast of assumptions.  We assume that the place our sewage gets dumped is not the same place our drinking water comes from.  We instinctually expect a complete list of ingredients to be found on the side of all of our food purchases, and know as a matter of course the relative merits of carbs, proteins, and sugars.  We know that our children, be they sons or daughters... »

Spicy Southwestern Vegan Tortilla Soup

Spicy Southwestern Vegan Tortilla Soup

During wintry months, I hear that other parts of the country stock up on meals like beef stew, clam chowder, or… whatever it is people in LA eat in their year-round perfect weather. Here in Texas, one of my favorite cold-weather meals is tortilla soup. And because this is Texas, we like it hot and spicy – if you can feel your tongue after you’re done, you probably didn’t ma... »

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Kitchen Lab: Mug Shots

Whilst messaging with my sister (and having my nephew’s oddness transcribed for me) on Tuesday night, she mentioned this whole “brownie-in-a-mug” thing I keep seeing around Ye Olde Intarwebs. “I’m cold,” she said. “time to make hot chocolate and dream about a mug brownie.” This, after another sister (shush, I have three) had been extolling the virtue... »

Vegan Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Vegan Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa is pretty great, as far as foods go. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber and Iron – and it’s delicious! It’s also a very pretty grain, allowing for optimal kitchen photography! So when I came across this recipe from the Greatist, I figured I’d give it a shot, while modifying it to my own tastes. I’d never actually cooked quinoa at home before (I be... »

The Stinkiest of Cheeses?

The Stinkiest of Cheeses?

Think you like stinky cheese? Limburger, gorgonzola, epoisses? What about cheese that doesn’t just smell like feet or armpits but is actually made from the same bacteria that inhabit those parts of the human body? For the Grown Your Own…Life After Nature exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin in Trinity College Dublin, scientists created cheese from the little critters responsible for a... »

Community Beer Company Art & Booze Events

Community Beer Company Art & Booze Events

Portland, Oregon may be the paragon of craft beer, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t doing too shabby either. With at least 10 active craft breweries in the area (and more on the way!), it’s easy to find a brew to suit your needs and a brewery to drink it at. But every beer snob has their favorite, and mine is Community Beer Company. A bit of history for those of you who aren’... »

A toast to sparkling wine!

A toast to sparkling wine!

New Year’s Eve is upon us, which means it’s time to break open the bubbly! Want to drop a little knowledge along with your toasts? Here’s a rundown on this most festive of beverages (including a video that changed my life forever): 1. Champagne is sparkling wine from a specific region of France east of Paris and can be made from white chardonnay, pinot noir, or pinot meunier. The... »

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