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.


The Texas Cowboy Kitchen

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

Herbed Gazpacho

One of the first dishes I made in my first apartment after graduating from college was gazpacho — it was cheap and easy and impressed

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Nutty-Spiced Granola

I’m forever stumbling upon handmade goodies in my travels, making it impossible to enjoy the store-bought version of whatever it is afterward. On a story

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