Category Archives: 29-95

Writing I have done for 29-95, the Houston Chronicle’s web and print entertainment section.

The Story of San Marzano Tomatoes

Rega brand DOP San Marzano Tomatoes In the food-mad country of Italy there are several ingredients that are venerated above all others. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena vinegar are just a few that … Continue reading

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A Tiny Empire Flies Under the Radar

The original Tiny Boxwoods Tiny Boxwoods is one of the more confounding restaurants in Houston. First, as far as I know, it doesn’t advertise or solicit publicity. It rarely, if ever, sponsors fancy wine dinners or celebrity chef-type events. Recently, … Continue reading

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Southern-style Pulled Pork in Houston

Fainmous BBQ In a recent article about chilorio, or Mexican-style pulled pork, I lamented the lack of a good American version of this classic dish in Houston. American-style pulled pork is a quintessential dish of the south, made famous in … Continue reading

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Building the Perfect Carbonara: The Recipe

Egg, cheese, pepper Spaghetti alla Carbonara by J.C. Reid Serves: 1 main portion (secondi), 2 smaller portions (primi) Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 15 min Ingredients 4 ounces dried spaghetti pasta Rustichella d’Abruzzo, Central Market 2 ounces guanciale, diced … Continue reading

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Building the Perfect Carbonara: The Ingredients Part 2

Fresh pasta In our last post, we considered two of the most important ingredients of pasta alla carbonara: the cheese and the cured meat. A third ingredient, pasta, is one of the world’s most prevalent foods. It’s readily available in … Continue reading

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