Unwrap the Holidays at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort

Holiday cheer has spread throughout the La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Whether you’re a guest staying on the property, or just popping in for the day, all are invited to take part in the legendary Hill Country Holidays from November 28 – January 1! Pa… Continue reading

Thursday Night Tailgate & Gumbo Smackdown

In partnership with Houstonia Magazine, H-E-B Montrose Market is set to host their Thursday Night Tailgate Gumbo Smackdown next Thursday, December 5th. You’re invited! But get your tics ahead of time…this event will sell out! Get gumbo from 6 of Hous… Continue reading

Save the Turkey, Dressing & Cranberries for These – Turkeymales!

The New York Times has a feature on what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. Somewhat interesting, fun ideas with dry turkey tortillas, a turkey lentil soup and such, but I think Goodtaste.tv has the ultimate way to get the very best out of your Thanks… Continue reading

Meatopia: A Meat-Lover’s Paradise at Pearl Brewery

Just recently, Goodtaste.tv was given an all-access pass to a world-class culinary event in San Antonio. Here, for the first time EVER, came Meatopia — a Texas-sized two day stretch of meat, mirth, as well as the celebration of animals and the way gre… Continue reading

21 Hours of Yoga All for You!

Twenty one hours of consecutive yoga, and you’re invited! Certified instructor, Tyler Dendle, wrote me an impassioned letter, sharing her idea of a 21-hour class, where people from all walks of life can enjoy as many yoga classes as they want in this t… Continue reading

So Many Things with Beans from Sysco!

Welcome to our Goodtaste.tv Bean-A-Palooza at Sysco Central Texas kitchens! We’re with Corporate Chef Don Carr to do some incredible things with beans that you would’ve never imagined…I had no idea! Continue reading

Kenny & Ziggy’s Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is a Hit!

One of Houston’s most popular delis has brought back their famous Chicken Pot Pie! Kenny & Ziggy’s creation is as big as that ‘other dome’ in Houston (it easily feeds two very hungry people) and has just as many fans. Flaky, golden domed chicken pot pies made from scratch! Deli maven (owner and chef) Ziggy Gruber makes the pies with his own twists to a special Eastern European recipe… Continue reading

The Top Texas Wine Belongs to…

Bending Branch Winery is on a roll! This boutique winery from Comfort, Texas has now won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. In doing so, it’s earned the signature saddle award for the winery’s first Hill Country Estate Grown Tannat! Continue reading

RSVP For Holiday Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Derek

Hit the town in style for my Holiday Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Derek on Wednesday, December 4th! Plan to mingle with friends and sip on new wines, while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Discounted room rates for Girls’ Night Out guests… Continue reading

Holiday Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Derek

Hit the town in style for my Holiday Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Derek on Wednesday, December 4th! Plan to mingle with friends and sip on new wines, while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Discounted room rates for Girls’ Night Out guests… Continue reading

Angus Beef Certified ‘Delicious’ from Sysco

I always learn something new when I spend time at Sysco Central Texas kitchens, and this time I’m with someone who knows quite a bit! Executive Corporate Chef Lance Youngs of John Soules Food is serving up a steak that has a higher marbling, richness, … Continue reading

Say Hello to Savory Chicken Sopes from Sysco!

Here in the state-of-the-art cooking facilities at Sysco Central Texas, Goodtaste linked with Executive Corporate Chef Lance Youngs of John Soules Foods for a quick lesson in an awesome product that’s agreeable across the board…fully-cooked, grilled … Continue reading

Say Hello to Savory Chicken Sopes from Sysco!

Here in the state-of-the-art cooking facilities at Sysco Central Texas, Goodtaste linked with Executive Corporate Chef Lance Youngs of John Soules Foods for a quick lesson in an awesome product that’s agreeable across the board…fully-cooked, grilled … Continue reading

Your Thanksgiving Day Meal Planner is Right Here!

The time to plan your Thanksgiving meal is now! Choose from dozens of recipes on my site, as well as useful tutorials like how to brine and truss your turkey…this is your one stop shop for the perfect holiday feast. Whatever you’re looking for, we ha… Continue reading

Wine with a Hero of Mine… Sommelier Rajat Parr!

This particular meeting was a real treat for me. I first met Sommelier Rajat Parr at RN74 in San Francisco — one of my very favorite restaurants anywhere. His book, Secrets of the Sommeliers, is an excellent guide for anyone with an interest in wine, … Continue reading

Handmade Handbags from GiGi New York at Las Finezas

Step inside the beautiful Las Finezas boutique in Boerne, my go-to place for special gifts on birthdays, weddings…or the occasional treat to myself from time to time. Just in? Delightful handmade clutches, wallets, totes — even iPad covers by GiGi N… Continue reading

Sake Pairings – A New Frontier at Kata Robata!

One of the best restaurants in all of Houston managed to take me out of my comfort zone…and I had a BLAST! Incredible food at the chef-driven Kata Robata, but it’s their sake I found to be so sensational. Beverage Director Steven Salazar was my guide… Continue reading

Poultry Report

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chicken production for the week ending October 19th rose 2.2% from the previous week and was 3.9% larger than the same week a year ago. Strong chicken production gains versus 2012 are projected to persist this fall. The USDA is projecting fourth quarter 2013 chicken output to trend 3.8% above last year. Most of [...] Continue reading

The French Corner Catering Co. really ‘Delivers’!

How many times have you found yourself in a business meeting, dreaming of a lunch like this? Too often if you ask me! The French Corner Catering Company has redefined ‘gourmet’ for on-the-go…and your options are almost endless. Delicious entrées, tasty sandwich platters, breakfast specials – you name it, they can make it. Continue reading

Seize this Butternut Squash from Sysco!

One of the most sought-after vegetables on many menus this holiday season takes center stage for a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Ojan Bagher. Sysco Houston is supplying butternut squash peeled, cleaned and seedless ready to cook! It’s the p… Continue reading