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The Barbecue at Daniel Vaughn’s Book Signing Parties is Lick-Your-Fingers Good

Don’t worry, guys. Daniel Vaughn, the BBQ Snob and new Texas Monthly barbecue editor, will never get too big for his brisket. Even though he did hold his most recent book signing for The Prophets of Smoked Meat at a place called Stodghill Manor last Friday, everyone wore “barbecue attire,” drank beer, and dug in to […]

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The Big Read Dallas Kick Off: Win Special Editions of Fahrenheit 451

During the month of April, the Dallas Public Library, D Magazine, and D Academy have partnered up for something called The Big Read, a month-long program to get the entire city of Dallas to read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 together. This morning, a bunch of volunteers handed out free special edition copies of Fahrenheit 451 at […]

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Q&A With Tyler Florence, Host of the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race

Tyler Florence, in all his culinary glory, will be at NorthPark’s Williams-Sonoma at noon on December 10 to sign copies of his new book, Fresh, which he says reflects where he is as a person right now. I’m predicting one heck of a line. You probably know him from his 16 years on the Food […]

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Move Over KRLD RW, Julia Child Restaurant Week Starts in Dallas on August 7

In honor of what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday (August 15), Alfred A. Knopf is announcing Julia Child Restaurant Week, a component of the “JC100,” in partnership with more than 100 restaurants across America. From August 7 – 15, notable chefs like Emeril Lagasse (9 of his restaurants in 4 cities), Traci Des Jardins (San […]

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Save The Date: Mark Bittman to Speak at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas

Mark Bittman, the New York Times Magazine lead food writer, NYT’s Opinion columnist, blogger, and book author  will speak at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas on May 10. His topic, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, will be the focus of the Rabbi David Lefkowitz Memorial Lecture at 7:30PM  in the Olan Sanctuary. A reception […]

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Meet Martha Stewart Tomorrow at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark

Martha Stewart, the quintessential homemaker, will be gracing Dallas with her presence tomorrow. She’ll be signing copies of her new book, Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark at 1 pm. This coffee table tome might weigh as much as a small child, but the inspiring photography and 100 pages of enticing recipes […]

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Holiday Gifts Part 3 – Books….

Yes, hard cover books are still published, and though your eBook or Kindle may be trying to rule your book reading world, a beautiful hard cover wine and spirits book is still good for the coffee table, kitchen, bar or (for some) nightstand. I wish I had written the Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels.  I have so many friends that […]

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Mamma Agata..From Italy with Love, and In Town Tonight

Sometimes you meet someone and you feel like they are family.  This is how Chiara Lima and her husband, Sommelier, Gennaro Petti from the Mamma Agata  cooking school on the Amalfi Coast make you feel upon meeting them.  Within two minutes you feel like you are at home with your family (a good Italian one) making dinner with a focus on simple, […]

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Book Signing with PBS Chef Ming Tsai at Milestone Culinary Arts Center

Chef Ming Tsai — James Beard Award winner, Emmy-winning host of Simply Ming, and competitor on this season’s The Next Iron Chef — will be on hand to sign his new book, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals at Milestone Culinary Arts Center on McKinney on Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm. The evening will run you $75/person […]

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Test Kitchen: Tre Wilcox’s Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cheese Grits and Chipotle-Tomato Butter Sauce

So, let me admit upfront: I love cookbooks more than cooking. My library is lousy with them and, though I often entertain the notion of cooking a four-course meal from scratch, I’m more in love with the romance than the reality. In other words, takeout rules in the Johnson household. That’s what makes this new […]

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Bar Belmont Readies For Fun

Gotta love this headline:  “A strictly-for-fun gathering of one smart-mouthed fiction writer and one lucky guitar, trading stories and songs.” Sounds like a great time and it’s happening on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:30-8:30 at the Bar Belmont. Singer/songwriter Trish Murphy (left)will join Dallas-based author Melanie Wells (right) for a night of songs, stories, and hand-made sweets. […]

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