Weekly Gems

Tanji KPRC 10/22/16

Italian Hotspots in H-Town!

We’re thinking authentic Italian food – something hot, hearty and filling – now that the temperatures have finally dropped! Join us for some amazing dishes sure to delight, as seen on KPRC…


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…

Blue Crab and Caviar Nachos_Brennan's of Houston

Texas Creole Game Day Fixin’s

It’s football season–FINALLY! Also known as a time for foodies to get their roster of game day snacks in order. Brennan’s of Houston’s Executive Chef Danny Trace shared a few of his go-to recipes…


Outstanding Oysters & Why We Need Them!

Aw SHUCKS…my love affair with oysters began out west on a California vacation over a decade ago! These days, raw oysters from almost anywhere are one of my favorite foods…


Which Wine(s) Your Dessert Desires

Hey gang! A quick note on pairing wine with your favorite sweets. It can be a challenge, but not so much if you remember a few simple rules. Generally speaking, your dessert wine should be…


What’s in Chef’s Lunchbox?

Goodtaste reached out to six respected chefs from around Texas with a curious question: what’s in YOUR lunchbox? Or better yet- your children’s? The answers are as diverse as they are delicious!


ALL KINDS of Aguas Frescas!

Light, bright and thirst-quenching, these aguas frescas (“fresh waters”) are an awesome way to keep cool this summer–at least what’s left of it! Get down on this diverse bunch of budget-friendly drinks…


‘Black Tie’ Tailgating with Texas Quail!

Tired of the same old same old when it comes to tailgating? Our Texas farm-raised quail legs are a quick fix on the grill, paired with crispy waffle fries! This fancy finger food is actually super easy…


New Back to School Wine Finds!

Wine fans, we have something for every palate as we gear up for yet another school year! The return to routine brings new additions to H-E-B shelves, as selected by Ralph my ‘Wine Guy’!

Zinc Grilled Chicken

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Skewers…Score!

We’re back inside the courtyard at Zinc to get the grill goin’ for Spicy Chicken Skewers with Greek Yogurt Sauce from Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin! Find your grill’s “hot spot,” lock in the juices and let it sizzle!

pickled-ginger tumeric cauliflower-1

Pickling Your Summer Harvest

Expand the lifespan of your produce through pickling, and preserve that seasonal goodness all year long! The process is a simple one and can be done to nearly any summer fruit or veggie…


Craft Ice Creams Make Cool Treats!

Ice cream during a South Texas summer is almost as essential as air conditioning…almost. Introducing fun flavors the whole fam can get behind! Five recipes in all to fight this heat…


We’re in Hatch Chile Heaven!

Experience the culinary craze that comes arounds like clockwork each August. ‘Tis the season for those seeking authentic Hatch chiles! This popular New Mexico pepper gives practically any dish that extra punch!


Make Tracks to the 1856 Tavern!

How’s this for a place to hang your hat. After a long day on the ranch, herds of hungry locals head to the 1856 Tavern – a treasure trove of tasty homestyle eats in Bandera, TX…aka the Cowboy Capital of the World!


Cocktails for Those Beach Bound

Soak up the sand, surf and fresh fruit flavors in these seasonal cocktails that taste best after some fun in the Sun. Four fabulous recipes for you to ‘find your beach’ and CHILL…


Summer Seafood Surprise!

Mix up the menu by the pool this summer with a variety of atypical seafood recipes, pleasing for any palate! From an awesome Ahi Tuna Salad to char-grilled Spanish Octopus or this gorgeous Grilled Halibut…


Quinoa Works Wonders!

You’ve heard the hype, but did you know this superfood is SO important, it’s believed to be sacred! A gluten-free grain that’s been around for thousands of years. Eat clean with quinoa!

Zinc Grilled Cheeze 2

Rich & Creamy Grilled Brie

Say cheese, San Antonio! We’re in the courtyard at Zinc Bistro for grilled Brie from Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin- topped with a blackberry compote alongside grilled ciabatta bread. As fresh as summer gets!


Lobster Lovers – It’s That Time!

There’s lots to love about lobster season – and a variety of ways to enjoy them in the kitchen! We have some new ideas for luscious summertime eats. Take a dive with our must-do lobster recipes!


Garden FRESH Summer Salads!

We’ve seen your immediate future and it’s bright! Fresh, flavorful garden greens for the days when temperatures hit triple digits! These sun kissed salads put nature first…


Craft Burgers from a ‘Chopped’ Champion!

It’s about time, Houston! We recently linked up with the FIRST EVER Houston-area chef to win Chopped – Chef Shannen Tune! See more on his latest in-demand food truck, plus the recipe to his most popular menu item!

Goodtaste with Tanji© 2011-2016