Category Archives: Favorite Dish

Writing related to individual dishes.

Dude, where’s my chi? Hot pot for mind and body

Traditional Chinese medicine is a mind-numbingly complex, and yet artfully simple, way of a looking at the physical and spiritual health of a human being. Very generally, it is based on the philosophical belief that the universe is saturated with … Continue reading

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Bandeja Paisa: South American Sampler Plate

In the pantheon of international cuisines that grace Houston’s culinary landscape, Colombian food often gets short shrift. Not unexpectedly. The starchiness of Colombian dishes dominated by staple crops like beans, rice and potatoes looks positively stiff compared to the salsa … Continue reading

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Last of the Summer Crabs at Benno’s

Benno’s on the Beach in Galveston On a recent Saturday afternoon I sat on the patio at Benno’s on the Beach in Galveston eating what seemed like bushels of whole blue crabs. I was with four of my most die-hard … Continue reading

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Bihari Kabab at Bundu Khan Kabab House

Bihar is a state in northern India. Its population is mainly Hindu, and therefore the cuisine is traditionally vegetarian. So it’s ironic that one of the most popular dishes in neighboring Pakistan is a grilled beef dish called bihari kabab. … Continue reading

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Black Summer Truffles at Tony’s

Truffles are vaguely associated with French farmers who lead pigs around on a leash as they root around in the ground looking for expensive mushrooms that rich people like to eat. Actually, this stereotype isn’t that far off. Tony’s Summer … Continue reading

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