Where to go and what to eat

Discover the intriguing places, irresistible food, and fascinating people I encounter on journeys — and all that translates into entertaining storytelling. 

Join me on adventures around Texas and the world. We’ll find flavors and explore cultures in destinations, whether near or far.


Entertaining with Grace

Grace Mitchell talks about how to use your favorite things to define your style. Communicating your story to articulate your home is how the Fort Worth designer and mom of four became an HGTV star.

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The Texas Cowboy Kitchen

First published in 2003 and updated in 2007, this tome is equal parts cookbook, history lesson, and photographic essay.


Because there’s only so much virtuous eating we can tolerate, a splurge dessert needs to be at the ready for those cheat days — right? Writing

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Sunday wasn’t my favorite day for many years. The end of the weekend gave me the blues from childhood onward, in general — until brunch

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Sometimes a deeply soothing dish is one we deem perfect for a special occasion. There’s nothing fancy about chicken and dumplings or pot roast, but

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Mushroom Risotto

For a little pre-Christmas gift, Yeti (my nickname for my large, formidable husband) bought himself a mushroom kit. In 10 days, this science experiment went

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