The last post on this blog

Hello Readers!
I am excited to announce that this will be the very last post on this blog. I have moved all of the previous posts to my new website, EatDrinkEXPERIENCE.com!

At EatDrinkEXPERIENCE, you’ll find ALL of the content you enjoyed here plus some very new and exciting posts… It’s gonna be a whirlwind over the next few months and I am sure you will enjoy it!

Thanks for all of the support you have shown and thanks for reading!

Be sure to check out the new site and say hi in the comments!

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Biteandbooze.com and eatdrinkexperience paint the town Red [bull]


 

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Young Texans Against Cancer “Kiss My Grits” cook off. I have to thanks my new friend Mr. Jay Ducote from biteandbooze.com for showing me some AMAZING hospitality in my own city. Kiss My Grits was hosted by Winter Street Studios in Houston and featured eleven local chefs and their innovative approach to Grits. Mr. Ducote came in from Baton Rouge, LA to be a judge for the event and invited me as his “+1” even though I forewarned him that I was not putting out. Continue reading

Foodgasam- Not your pappa’s Surf and Turf.

I wasn’t going to write a blog post tonight… I planned on cooking a simple dinner and getting some work done. A trip to the grocery store on my way home set into action a course of events that would change my plans… and possibly my life.

 

WARNING: What follows is graphic food porn. It’s not for the faint of heart- or vegetarians. Proceed with caution.

 

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What Inspires You?

Today, I had a rare Saturday off of work… the joys of retail life. After cleaning up a major pile of dishes from last night, I visited the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market. As I walked around, tasting samples and looking at some amazing produce, I made my first purchase. One vendor had one of his candy striped beets sliced open. The concentric rings of red and white were intoxicating. I bought the $2 bundle of organic beets and went along my way. Earlier this week, my friend Jennifer suggested that I try green garlic. After searching booth after booth I found some! I bought a bundle and found some breakfast at Fusion Taco (the best breakfast tacos I’ve ever had!).

 

Beets and green garic do not a dinner make, so I went to Central Market and bought a single beef short rib, a dish was coming together in my mind.

 

After a relaxing, then stressful (went swimming with my iPhone 4 in my pocket… for 2 hours!), then relaxing (Apple replaced it! More on that later), I started to cook dinner.

 

The menu: Coffee Braised short rib, Sous Vide beets, Green Garlic mashed potato, Green Garlic Confit, Micro Broccoli Greens.

 

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Viva Tejas

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Viva Tejas! Viva la revolution! Today is Texas Independence day… One hundred and seventy five years ago, the lone star state declared independence from the tyrannical Mexican rule. To commemorate this, I started a tradition last year of preparing a meal composed of Texas grown ingredients.

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Chicken and Turnips

This is the way I LOVE to cook! Wasn’t really planning anything for dinner, maybe even just hitting up a restaurant. Walking through the grocery store to pick up a few items for the test kitchen, I saw a HUGE pile of turnips with the greens still attached. I’d never cooked turnips these were local, fresh, and beautiful — I had to cook them!

 

I didn’t remember to take a pic at the store, but here’s what I brought home:

 

I also grabbed a chicken and a bit of bacon and got to work.

 

After butchering the chicken, I marinated the legs and thighs in hot sauce. Chopped and braised the greens in bacon fat and white wine. While that was going in the pressure cooker, I boiled the turnips and smashed them with butter and black pepper.

 

Here are the results: