Chef Monica Pope cooks with one fundamental concept in mind: What grows together goes together. She also believes that food simply tastes better when you eat where your food lives. And believe me, it does at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, the latest Go Texan restaurant from the iconic Chef Pope in Houston, Texas.
For a nearly two decades, Chef has worked hard to revive the true nature of her city by supporting local farmers, ranchers and food producers. She’s herself is responsible for bringing the idea of ‘farm-to-table’ to Houston! Creating (and sustaining) a local food community, as well as being one heck of an advocate for the names and faces behind these homegrown products.
Chef Pope and I caught up for a sampling safari — among the standouts a few recipes for Goodtaste viewers…first a super delicious Tandoori Chicken Salad, and cooking tips from Chef Pope for this Texas Wild Caught Brown Shrimp dish, plated with a zhough chile sauce. Global comfort food with local ingredients. Something we can all agree to!