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.


Like a lot of people, we eat fairly healthy meals during the week and spoil ourselves somewhat on the weekend. Specifically, Sunday brunch is a

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Another installment in my Kitchen Comfort series, this easy Sunday supper dish was inspired by another trip through my mom’s battered copy of A Taste

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Vichyssoise with Herbs

To celebrate what would have been Julia Child’s 108th birthday over the weekend, I whipped out her timeless recipe for vichyssoise. It’s an unbelievably easy

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