Houston

Mar 11

Crazy for Crawfish – Twist, Suck, Peel

From March to June all along the Gulf Coast in the United States there is a food craze that transcends ethnicity and where someone was raised. Crawfish Season has arrived and whether it is done at home, eaten at a Cajun restaurant, Louisiana eatery, fundraiser, catered, a social event or even a Vietnamese restaurant the …

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Feb 26

Summer Vegetable Gardening in Houston Starts in February

When the heat went on this morning in the house the first thought that I had after the need to make coffee is that I hope my tomato and hot pepper seedlings that I planted yesterday are okay. Yes, it is late February, but here in Houston, TX is time to begin planting the summer …

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Feb 22

Chinese American Restaurant…So Not American

Someone once told me that in Houston, TX you could eat a different non-chain restaurant every day of the year and never once repeat a location. Not only is this true, but I am willing to bet that within Chinatown the same rule applies. I have lived in Houston, TX since 1996 and in that …

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Feb 12

Kishka (Polish Blood Sausage)

Kishka (Polish Blood Sausage)

“A cook turns a sausage, big with blood and fat, over a scorching blaze, without a pause to broil it quick” a quote from Homer’s Odyssey was most likely referencing a blood sausage (Kishka) such as pictured to the left is of Slavic origin and literally means “gut” or “intestine”. Traditionally blood sausage is found …

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Feb 12

Katz’s Deli – Houston, TX

Reuben Sandwich Having been raised in the northeast and enjoying the pleasures of ethnic delis there are a few foods that I have truly missed while living in Houston, TX since 1996. It is not that you cannot find good bread in Houston or a well made sandwich, but it is difficult. In addition to …

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