These are just delightful! From the crafty mind of Executive Chef Dirk Troop at Francesca’s on Sunset. This recipe makes approximately 85 meatballs.
Whenever my batteries need recharging, I head to the California coast. The breathtaking sunsets as that enormous ball of fire descends into the ocean inspire me in a way nothing else does. We just returned from the most incredible visit to the Paso Robles wine region complete with days that came to a close as [...]
It’s a good day when you’re inspired–inspired to do better, inspired by your work, inspired by a friendship. It’s a great day when you meet someone that is inspiring! After a loooong hiatus, I’ve started practicing Bikram yoga again. It is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling workouts I’ve ever done. There are many [...]
It sounds kinda silly, but I’ve often wondered if I’d ever meet Oprah. Having spent so many years in broadcasting and even hosting a daily live talk show of my own for a long time, I’ve interviewed lots of folks who had been on her old show. When the opportunity arose to attend a taping [...]
The Metro Cooking Houston show this weekend was great fun for foodies! The Houston Chronicle was the title sponsor, and what a treat to hear Alison Cook’s ‘first’ public speaking event. Alison is an incredible writer, a fabulous food critic and turns out, she’s good at talking to a crowd. She said this Metro [...]
Some years back we took a trip to Italy that included a stay in Venice. While there, we experienced some amazing seafood and wine. One of the dishes I’ll never forget was a lobster entree — light but flavorful as it was tossed with arugula (which always has more flavor outside of Texas), tarragon and [...]
There’s an ever so slight hint that fall weather is on its way, so us red wine fans are in luck. It’s tailgating time too, and I’ve got a couple of affordable great reds to recommend that are easy to find at most H-E-B’s.
First, Chain Gang. Gotta love the name on this wine…makes it easy [...]
A huge thank you to all our friends who joined us for our first Goodtaste Girls’ Night Out in Houston! The sell-out event was great fun and the setting could not have been more fabulous – Tootsies in West Ave.
The Houston Firefighter calendar models were on hand to take orders for their popular calendar, and [...]
I came across an interesting article about how we waste money in the kitchen in ‘Taste’…the Culinary Institute of America’s magazine. This info is too good not to pass on.
Working in the food and wine biz, there are tons of opportunities to try new wines, new restaurants and the like, but a recent invitation came across my desk that I couldn’t pass up…a wine dinner featuring Chateau La Nerthe wines.
Chateau La Nerthe Ancient Cellars
As luck would have it, we discovered these beautiful wines while [...]