The schedule is up! What a coup for Austin snagging the 2011 IACP conference. Culinary luminaries include Diana Kennedy, Jacques Pepin, Amanda Hesser, Dorie Greenspan, John Besh, Stephen Pyles, Tom Perini, as well as plenty of our own stars from central Texas like Tyson Cole. I cannot wait!
GRAB SOME WINE AT CENTRAL MARKET’S FESTIVE “STROLL” Preview the coming season’s offerings Nov. 6 To get in the holiday spirit, Central Market is hosting a storewide Holiday Stroll. The event serves to highlight Central Market’s holiday items and provides a generous sampling of the foods and beverages CM will be offering this holiday season. […]
If you are looking for a fancy, dress-up event to kick off the holidays, The Wine and Food Foundation throw a mean party at the Driskill every year. Some of the best restaurants in town provide tasty bites. And you get to sample dozens of the best red wines and champagne in the world. I […]
Get your tickets now before they sell out. Wine and Swine is one of my favorite events of the year. A fall celebration of all things porky to benefit the Austin Food and Wine Alliance. Hope to see you there! Tweet
So much going on this weekend! Austin Food Blogger’s Alliance first bloggers conference, Byte of Texas, a fabulous sounding fundraiser for local Springdale Farms, my birthday And Cochon 555 is coming to Austin. If you have not heard, Cochon 555 is an epic traveling pork battle featuring local chefs in a competition using heritage breeds […]
I am so excited about the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance first ever conference called Byte of Texas. On September 27-28 here in Austin we will be hosting bloggers from far and wide to come learn, discuss and grow ourselves and our blogs. Hope to see you there! Here’s a description of the event: Byte of Texas […]
Now this sounds like fun. How I wish there had been a culinary program at my high school. There actually is a great program at my old alma mater, Travis High (Go Rebels :-))There is also a new program at Connally High which is headed up by an old high school buddy of mine Chef Mike Erickson. He has put together this amazing contest complete with celebrity judges and terrific prizes for the students. The first round is this Saturday January 29, 2011 at Connally High 13212 N Lamar Bl. from 12-2. Chef Mike will also be at Taste of Austin pimping cupcakes. Save me some chocolate/chocolate!
Two great tastes that taste great together! I was intrigued by several different posts on the web like this one claiming that you could make chocolate vodka with 3 simple ingredients, chocolate, vodka, and a dishwasher. Basically the concept is you put the chocolate or candy bars into a bottle that is 3/4 full of […]
Well before the Dude Abided, I was a White Russian fan. My first legal drink in a bar was a White Russian. I remember thinking, “Vodka and milk? This is going to be gross.” But what I didn’t know about then was the Kahlua, which is a coffee flavored liquer that when added to vodka […]
One of my favorite foodie events in Austin is back at the Palmer Events Center on 1/27. Use discount code “EBTOA” for 20% off early bird tickets. General admission tickets (regularly $25) are available for $20 and reserved seating tickets (regularly $35) are currently available for $28 on their website at www.tasteofaustin.org. Tweet
Next stop on the cocktail train was a mixology class sponsored by Hendricks gin. It was all very mysterious. I saw an add online for a Hendricks class at a secret location. I submitted my info and within 24 hours, I got the invite and the location was revealed to be Kenichi on 4th and […]
Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, will be in Austin next week for Edible Austin’s Eat Local Week. Click to purchase tickets for what is sure to be a wonderful evening on December 10. Or RSVP herefor a free taping Saturday morning December 11 at KLRU studios taping of […]
As the weather gets colder, Austin turns from the outdoor festival mecca to the indoor cocktail soiree. I kicked the season off with a bang last week doing 4 parties in 1 week. That may seem like a long weekend to some but it was a wonderfully exhausting tour of some of the best in […]
A rare opportunity to sip on $500 a bottle Shiraz at the Wine and Food Foundation fund raiser at the Driskill. Tweet