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State Fare Pop Up Dinner at The Compound – 3/28

It’s an alfresco feast for the senses, thanks to the guys behind one of my favorite hot spots right now in Houston, State Fare Kitchen & Bar. Famed Houston restauranteurs Lee Ellis & Jim Mills are taking their culinary talent “on the road to Round Top”…

Southerleigh Deviled Eggs

Ranch Style Rodeo Apps

Rodeo season is rolling along in Texas! While San Antonio’s is a wrap, Houston and Austin are just warming up! Utensils are optional for most all of our “ranch style” appeteasers guaranteed to fuel you for the festivities…


The Lowdown on Local Honey

Rainbows of wildflowers are beginning to blanket fields and roadsides all over Texas, providing a fabulous feast for bees! While local honey may be all the buzz, buyer BEE-ware! Some supermarket honey may not even be honey at all…

Crawfish Pasta

Crawfish Fever Pitch!

Mudbug madness is starting to spread. Chances are your favorite spot for down-home Creole cookin’ has already played host to a boil or two. So grab a bib, and pinch and peel to your heart’s content!

Analida's Curry

Tastes & Treatments with Turmeric

Take our cue and start cooking with turmeric! When added to any dish, this nutritional supplement (and natural wonder) provides a powerful flavor combination, along with some serious health benefits for your body and brain…

Taste THESE Wines with NYT Eric Asimov, Cheers!

Most intrepid wine enthusiasts have at least one wine hero. Eric Asimov, the wine critic for the New York Times, is one of mine. In this meet up, we discussed getting out of our comfort zones when it comes to drinking wine…

Pom-Pom Citrus Salad

Color Up Those Winter Greens!

Spring is still a month away but you could’ve fooled us! As of late, it’s been all about being outdoors. Sunny skies and fresh fruit salads are quite the combo when they come together just right. We have four recipes ready to stick a fork in!

The Houstonian Azaleas

Show-Stopping Azaleas PLUS Prix Fixe Lunch

Enjoy a 3-course, perfectly pink prix fixe lunch at Manor House for a limited time! The beloved venue on the grounds of The Houstonian will offer a specialty menu, available 11:00 am–2:00 pm, March 6 – 11…

Ribs and Whiskey cocktail

Kick Off Rodeo Season with Handcrafted Cocktails!

Who’s ready to rodeo! It’s certainly the season to celebrate in South Texas. My friends over at County Line Bar-B-Q dished on a new slate of cocktail recipes worthy of the Rodeo Hall of Fame…

Boudro's Vault

There’s Space for Celebrating at Boudro’s!

Incredible food and unparalleled ambiance on the San Antonio River Walk aren’t the only hot commodities up for grabs at Boudro’s. The restaurant also offers a handful of one-of-a-kind event spaces…

PhoNatic's Veggie Pho

Soothing Soups for Cold Season

It’s that time of year when something HOT (and preferably spicy) is precisely what the doctor ordered. Our cure for the common cold? A steamy bowl of homemade pho or ramen! There’s no wrong way to enjoy either invigorating offering…

Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels Sprouts You’ll BEG For!

Not your average cabbage indeed! Brussels Sprouts have had a bad rap for far too long and we’re here to right this culinary calamity once and for all. These aren’t your grandmother’s plain jane sprouts; rather, chef driven recipes that incorporate…

Turkey Chili

Healthy Choice Chilies

It’s chili weather all right! Hunker down this weekend with a hearty helping of happy! These ‘healthy choice’ chili recipes are all made with lean proteins, plus additional diet friendly ingredients…

Bone Broth

Renew Your Body with Bone Broth!

If artisan bone broth isn’t a part of your foodie vocabulary yet–it should be! These savory liquids made are a happy marriage of taste and nutrition, not to mention super easy to work into your diet.


Healthy Takes on Tequila

No doubt, Texans take their tequila drinking seriously, BUT did you know there are actual health benefits to consuming tequila too? We were surprised to learn that this beloved distilled beverage has…

Deer Lake Lodge

Cleanse Right From Your Kitchen

Whether your goal in 2017 is to feel better, get healthier or just hit the reset button, one of the best wellness retreats in Texas can happen right from your kitchen. Here’s how with some VERY simple recipes…

Fielding's Pulpo

Opt for Octopus in the New Year!

Pass the pulpo, please! You may have noticed fork tender octopus popping up on a number of menus when dining out around town. While it may be trending at the moment, there’s good reason…

H-E-B Houston Wine

Wise Winos Drink Organic!

Cheers to new beginnings with some cool new organic wines you can find at your local H-E-B. These wines are made using organically grown grapes with minimal additives and sulfites in the mix…

Butternut Squash Bisque

Soups for Snuggle Season

Warm up to comfort foods like this creamy Butternut Squash Bisque now that temps have finally dipped! The following recipes are both savory and soothing; bubbling bowls of goodness whose ingredients capture…

Zucchini Tomato Baked Frittata

Cast Iron Cookin’

Hot and hearty dishes that require little skill–just a skillet! From layered breakfast enchiladas to a classic campfire dessert, we’ve got you covered with one-pan wonder meals best served in cast iron cookware…

Karbach Brewing Co. Pork Chops

Seasonal Grub from Breweries We Love!

Grab your buds and make a day of it at one or more of our local Texas breweries. In addition to delicious craft beers straight from the source, more often than not you’ll find some darn good cookin’ as well!

Party Cheeses & Pairings that Please!

Goodtaste.tv and Central Market have teamed up to bring you a handful of fabulous cheese pairings, recipes and wine recommendations certain to make your next social gathering this fall- GRATE!

Evening Land wine

It’s Perfect Pinot Weather!

Lighter in body and more focused on minerality, I love a good pinot because they pair well with so well with fall fare! Wine Manager Will Bliss at H-E-B Westlake shares three pinot noir selections from…

The Guenther House Chicken Pot Pie

Awesome Autumn Comfort Food!

Craft casseroles and other fall comfort foods for your dining pleasure are on Goodtaste! We’ve put together a handful of heartwarming recipes that really ‘hit the spot’ this season.

Cenote interior

Fall Coffee Shops with Character!

Follow your nose to these unique spots to get your java on in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. And, be sure to pour a celebratory cup on September 29 – National Coffee Day! Plus, tips for that perfect cup…

Roasted Beet & Walnut Dip

Nothing Beats These Beans & Beets!

Hello Autumn, our old friend! We’ve been waiting! Although it may not quite feel like fall just yet, it’s coming sooner than you think. In honor of the change in season, we’ve gathered up a little harvest of our own…

Apples are Absolutely in Harvest!

Apple lovers are sure to find this festival appletizing! Central Market is hosting its inaugural “Great Apple Harvest” Sept 21 – Oct 4. The shelves will be stocked with more varieties than Texas has ever seen!

Winning Meals for the Workweek

Got a crazy busy schedule that leaves little time for making dinner – no worries! Try one of the following recipes ready in minutes. They look and taste like they took hours to prepare…

Sights, Sounds & Tastes from Italy 2016!

Last minute ideas are often the best, and that’s the case with our summer getaway to Italy. After weeks of production deadlines for our new TV series, Goodtaste with Tanji, my husband and I decided…

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