The Houston Chronicle has asked me to write a weekly barbecue column to appear in the Sunday print edition. It will also appear online as part of the Chronicle’s premium content section. At this time, the mandate is pretty broad – just write about barbecue as I see fit. I am hugely grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank my friends at the Chronicle for the support both now and in the past. Many thanks to Nancy Barnes, Vernon Loeb, Syd Kearney, Greg Morago, Alison Cook, Jody Schmal, Melissa Aguilar, and Diane Cowen.
Here’s the first column: Love of Barbecue Starts Early.
Here is the Nancy Barnes announcement: Introducing a fresh look, a redesigned Zest section.
And the inexhaustible Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn gives his take: New BBQ Columnist at Houston Chronicle.
If this is your first time visiting my blog, here are a few samples of my barbecue writing over the years.
Texas BBQ Day Tripping – Houston Press – 2009
On This Day, Louie Mueller Takes the Prize – 29-95 – 2010
What’s Wrong with Houston Barbecue? – J.C. Reid, Texas – 2011
It’s Not Texas, but the Barbecue Can Fool You – New York Times – 2012
The Character and Soul of Barbecue – 29-95 – 2012
On the Texas Barbecue Trail, in England – Houston Chronicle – 2014
Coincidentally, another piece I wrote a while back for the Escapes section appears in this Sunday’s paper. Another reason to pick one up! But here’s the link: Eating around Abbeville, the new crawfish capital of Louisiana.