Tom Spicer Wants You to Get Sauced

Get down and mushroom-y with Tom Spicer. Bring your own wine to Spiceman’s Absolutely Unusual Culinary Extravaganza. For those of you still using Morton’s salt, Spiceman is Tom Spicer, forager and procurer of all-things-produce. His wonderfully offbeat shop, Spiceman’s FM 1410, is next to Jimmy’s Food Store and Urbano Café in East Dallas. This Saturday […]

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The City of Dallas (Almost) Eats More Salad Than Any Other City in America

Warning: eating salad in Dallas “could” cause a local dining revolution. Could. Dole Fresh Vegetables, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company, the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables, has released an astonishingly vague press release that claims: “Dole Research Ranks Dallas Among the Top U.S. Markets in Per-capita Salad Consumption, Growth Potential and/or In-kitchen […]

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Is the City of Dallas Health Department Shutting Down Local Farmers Markets?

I’ve been hearing rumors for weeks that city officials were making the rounds and visiting the small farmers markets that have cropped up in spots such as Celebration, Bolsa, and North Haven Gardens. Now comes official word from Ed Lowe of Celebration. They have shut him down and he’s going to the Dallas City Council. […]

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Prospective Wine-Grape Grower Workshop on October 12 in Stephenville

D photographer Elizabeth “Spider Monkey” Lavin learns how to taste grapes. How many of you have visited a small winery and gotten swept up in the romance of tending the vines and making your own wine? It’s happened to me on more than ten occasions. Ah, the cool morning breeze in your hair; the dogs […]

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Jon Alexis Reports on New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jon Alexis of TJ’ Market contacted me last week and told me he was going to eat his way through the recent  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. I asked him to send a report. He did. I forgot to post it. Sorry Jon, you are not the only thing I’ve forgotten lately. Better late […]

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Salad Dressing Competition At Northaven Gardens

I have chunky blue cheese fatigue and wish more restaurants would make real Thousand Island salad dressing. Perhaps I should pull out my dusty Joy of Cooking and look on the inside back cover where I keep the trusty recipe I developed when I was a pantry cook in 1973. Every morning I made 300 […]

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Amy Severson On Dallas Farmers Market

Amy and Jim “Sevy” Severson are big supporters of the Dallas Farmers Market, especially the Days of Taste program and the cooking classes. Amy posted a comment earlier under this post about neighborhood’s running their own local markets. She brings up some great points. Our downtown Farmers Market needs some love. Let’s discuss. Thanks for […]

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The White House Goes Slow Food, Plants Organic Garden

Just received an e-mail from Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA. He reports that this morning First Lady Michelle Obama and twenty six 5th graders broke ground for an organic vegetable garden on the lawn of the White House. He says: Today they removed sod.  It’s what you’ve got to do if you want […]

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AFI Film Festival: Food Inc.

AFI Dallas is getting ready to begin on March 26th. I happy to report that the lineup of films includes two showings of Food Inc., the Robert Keener film that takes “an unsalted look at America’s industrial food system—dirty, crowded cattle lots, genetically modified veggies, fast food chains and processing plants.” Kenner gets behind the […]

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