Snarky Dallas and Fort Worth Food News Briefs

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Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Academy Brightened Up a Rainy Day

The rain and traffic (due in part by the Mavericks game—the traffic, not the rain) on Tuesday evening made me want to yell obscenities and tear off articles of clothing until I became a naked, raving man. That is until I pulled open the door to the Standard Pour, a cozy oasis nestled in uptown […]

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Giveaway: Two Tickets to Central Market’s Cooking Class with Matt and Ted Lee on Tuesday, May 14

Everyone keeps telling me how cute and adorable the Lee brothers really are, so part of me wants to keep these two free tickets to Central Market’s cooking class for myself. Matt and Ted Lee, the hosts of The Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, are also the authors of their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. Did […]

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5 Tips on Perfect Sushi-Making From the Experts at Nobu

Sushi can be a polarizing topic for many people. There are those that can’t seem to wrap their brain around chewing raw fish and those who are such avid fanatics that they seek out sushi eating opportunities at every corner. I fall somewhere in the middle of these two reactions. I like to trick myself […]

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Cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum to Teach Chocolate Cake Class at Central Market in Plano

If you know anything about baking then you are already familiar with Rose Levy Beranbaum. Her book, The Cake Bible, is the go-to source for all things cake. The “Diva of Desserts” has also published nine cookbooks and she is a delight in person. Rose’s new book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, and her blog, Real Baking With […]

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Peter Reinhart Bakes Treats at Central Market Cooking School

Peter Reinhart, four-time James Beard book award-winning author and baking instructor at Johnson and Wales, taught 50 lucky souls at Central Market on Lovers Lane a selection of tricks from his recent book, The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking. The man himself was baking treats for us, but my newly developed almond allergy kept me […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 10-12

It’s Friday and you’ve started to rely on my posts to get you through the weekend. This is good. This is very good. Lucky for you, I’ve picked out the best ways you can waste your time actually doing something. Friday Late  Night at Scardello is exactly where you want to be tonight. If you […]

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Chocolate Festival at Central Market, Feb 8-14

Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, the woman who sells bacon chocolate candy bars for $33 a box and probably makes a darn good living from it, is holding two truffle classes (making bacon truffles?? maybe??) in Central Market for a pre-Chocolate Festival event on February 4. The real Chocolate Festival kicks off on February 8 […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Become an Expert: Sake Adviser Certificate Course Offered at Kazy’s in Dallas

You already know the difference between a coulis and a confit. And you can probably recite the best vintages of Bordeaux. If you are really, and I am mean really a true connoisseur, you know: “Pietro Ferrero combined roasted hazelnuts, almonds, sugar (or, failing that, molasses), cocoa powder, and vegetable fat. Driving down the quantity […]

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Learning to Cook at Central Market in Dallas With Lou Lambert

D Magazine intern Jessica Melton attended a cooking class by Lou Lambert at Central Market last night. She files this report. Down-home cooking with a twist is what led a full audience of weekday workers to attend Central Market’s cooking school session on Tuesday, featuring Lou Lambert, owner and chef of Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue, Jo’s, […]

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Chef Nick Stellino Pairs With Kent Rathbun for Weekend Workshops

Contributor Brooklynne Peters wrangled this intel on chef Nick Stellino’s upcoming Dallas visit : Next weekend, chefs Nick Stellino (Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends) and Kent Rathbun (Abacus) are pairing up to present the Dallas community with a weekend of culinary exhibition and education. Stellino, a well-known TV host and cookbook author who refers to […]

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Olé! Pasaporte España Kicks Off At Central Market Despite Torrents

Central Market’s Pasaporte España—a total store takeover with Spanish seafood, wine, pastries, oils, canned seafood (a Spanish specialty), and so much more—kicked off last night in the Greenville Ave. location. For the ribbon cutting (which was supposed to be held in the tent in the parking lot but was moved to the entry vestibule due […]

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