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Spicy Orecchiette and Broccolini with Jus’ Garlic

Jus' Garlic: The Garlic Lovers Condiment There are unsung heroes in your kitchen that deliver quick flavor to even to even the simplest meal. I think half of my fridge and pantry are just taken up by various condiments. I adore a salsa, fancy mustard, hot sauce, even...

What’s All this Talk About Natural Wine?

An Introduction to Natural Wine In the world of wine, there are the standards: Napa Cabernet, Bordeaux, Burgundy. There are also the trends. Some of these trends look promising but never gain a great foothold. This is especially true in America. I’ve seen South...

Minimalist Kitchen Guide for Foodies

The world seems to be designed to make us buy more and more stuff. I for one want to work against this insatiable desire to have more things. I'd rather have more open spaces in my home to create and enjoy. That means I need to edit down my ridiculously large...

Quick, Healthy, Delicious: 5 Easy Ways to Have a Delicious and Healthy New Year

Its that time of year! The time when we all try and recover from all the sweet treats and fatty foods we ate during the holiday season. More veggies you say? Eating clean? Going low carb or Keto? Here are five foods you can prep to make sure you can always throw...

Holiday Champagnes and Sparkling Wines

We are all preparing for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Now is the time everyone is on the hunt for holiday champagnes and sparkling wines! Nothing says celebration like bubbles in your glas. When it comes to holiday champagnes and sparkling wines there are many...

Holiday Party Wines Under $15

Its Time for Holiday Party Wines! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means holiday parties are all around. From family and friends fêtes to office soirées, you are definitely going to need libations to keep the party going. Whether you are a reveler...

The Brothers Green Eats Falafel Sandwich

Tim asked me for a falafel sandwich the other day. I would usually just order these from the Halal Guys or something, but this time I decided, why not make it? So of course, I dove into YouTube. I think some of the best cooking shows right now are on YouTube. PBS does...

Thanksgiving Wines for Everyone at the Table

Let’s face it; Thanksgiving is a lot of work. Between the shopping, getting the house in order, and doing the cooking, you need all the help you can get. When you think you have it all under control, you forget one thing: the wine. Lucky for you, choosing the right...

Upping Your Salt Game

Upping your salt game is the single easiest and cheapest way to make even your simplest meals more delicious. Step one? Ditch the iodized table salt. Why? Well, Let's Experiment. I want you to pour out a few different types of salt in small clumps. Start with iodized...

Charcuterie Basics Part 2: Whole Muscle

Have you ever ordered a charcuterie board and once it landed in front of you (even after the waiter tells you everything that is on it) you have no idea what is on it? Yeah me too. Guin---what? Ndja---huh? It's soooo confusing! Luckily it's not all as complicated as...

Charcuterie Basics, Part 1

Have you ever hesitated to order charcuterie because you didn't know what to expect? Listen, I've been there. I have avoided ordering charcuterie in the past. I didn't want to mispronounce it and embarrass myself. Even when I have ordered it, I had no idea what I was...

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Macellaio: Bringing their A-Game

Macellaio: The New Restaurant from the Folks that Brought You Lucia You know the hardest table to get in town? It's Lucia. For ages, it has been the one restaurant in the city that required careful planning. Call two months ahead for that reservation. Don't wait until...

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Spanish Style Shrimp and Garlic

  Gambas al Ajillo I think the first meal that hit me as "Spanish" is a classic tapa called gambas al ajillo. At that moment I realized it was going to be harder to navigate a Spanish menu than I anticipated. This was quite a surprise to me. I speak and read...

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Snackable Bites August 6, 2018

Hi Y'all! Its this week's installment of food and wine-related media we think is worth your time. We have a Texas wine you will love, disturbing news about how poultry processing is impacting the health of workers, and a quick lesson in Spanish sauces! Think we missed...

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Tapas, Pintxos: Spanish Small Plates

Tapas is Synonymous with Spanish Food I bet you automatically think "tapas" when you think of Spanish food. Here in the U.S., we have come to think of tapas as the whole category of small plates of food from Spain. Sometimes they don't even need to be Spanish....

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Snackable Bites July 30, 2018

Hi y'all! It's another installment of our weekly roundup of food and wine news we think is worth your time. Each week we read, listen, and watch podcasts, books, essays, movies and more. Then we share the stories we find most interesting with you. Think we missed...

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Red Chili Chicken Enchiladas

We Love Chicken Enchiladas Tim is a huge fan of enchiladas. If we go to a Tex-Mex restaurant, I know exactly what he is ordering. That enchilada special is hard to resist! If you have spent more than a day in Texas, you know, we love our Tex-Mex. Listen, I have lived...

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Wine Books for Everyone

I love to read. I love going to bookstores and libraries. When we travel, especially overseas, Tracy and I always look to find food and wine books not available to us here in the states. It is our addiction, and we love it! In my wine journey, I have read many books....

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Snackable Bites July 22, 2018

Hi y'all! It's another installment of our weekly roundup of food and wine news we think is worth your time. Each week we read, listen, and watch podcasts, books, essays, movies and more. Then we share the stories we find most interesting with you. Think we missed...

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How I Came to Love Mac and Cheese

  There are Two Kinds of Mac and Cheese There are two schools of thought when it comes to macaroni and cheese. The first school believes that creaminess is king. The other thinks that the real king is a crisp topping. I am Switzerland. There is no bad macaroni...

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Five Affordable Wines for Your Summertime Blues

Summer Wine That Won't Break Your Budget There is no denying it, this summer is BRUTALLY hot. We are in the midst of daily 100+ temperatures here in Dallas, and it will not be cooling off anytime soon. What to do in the meantime? Hunker down in an air-conditioned...

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Snackable Bites: July 16, 2018

Hi Y'all! It's the second installment of our weekly roundup of food and wine-related media we think is worth your time. Each week we read, listen and watch the podcasts, books, essays, movies and more and let you know what we liked and why. Think we missed something...

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