Category Archives: Texas

Food and travel writing featuring the state of Texas.

Ronnie Killen Bets Big on Barbecue

Barbecue at Killen’s You might call Chef Ronnie Killen an outlier. He’s a classically-trained chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London and chose to skip the high-end dining tradition of opening a stuffy French restaurant or … Continue reading

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My Favorite BBQ Joints

Kevin from the Kevin’s BBQ Joints website asked me to write a blog post for his series “My Favorite BBQ Joints.” You can see the original here. Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX Growing up in … Continue reading

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The Character and Soul of Barbecue

Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX When I sit down in front of a plate of barbecue, I often ask myself, “How did this get here?” Meaning, what were the techniques, traditions, beliefs, personalities, rituals, superstitions and hardships that resulted in … Continue reading

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My Texas Barbecue Piece in the New York Times

Hill Country Barbecue – Market in NYC I have an article in the Texas edition of the New York Times this Sunday. It’s available on the New York times website – When You Can Take the Barbecue Out of Texas … Continue reading

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Ocean-to-Table Seafood with Gulf Wild

Red Snapper. Photo: Gulf Wild Can you taste the difference between red snapper and tilapia? For the average diner, probably not. And given the traditionally exotic preparations of some seafood dishes in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana – snapper pontchartrain, … Continue reading

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