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[30 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | 2,675 views]
Restaurant Week Mania with GO TEXAN and The Leaning Pear on KGSR

This morning, we chatted about all of the restaurant weeks going on this fall — including the GO TEXAN Resaurant Round-Up. We talked about all of the local restaurants participating including Carmelo’s, Eddie V’s, Kerbey Lane Cafe, Roaring Fork, TRIO, Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse (Elgin), Cabernet Grill (Fredericksburg), and Royer’s Round Top (Round Top). GO TEXAN’s Round-Up runs through this Friday.
GO TEXAN and The Leaning Pear invited Bryan, Andy and I plus our significant others down to Wimberley a few weeks ago to sample their GO TEXAN menu. It was delicious …

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[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 4,217 views]
Tomato Soup for the Soul

As the weather inches towards winter, I’ve started thinking more about soup. There are few things more comforting or evocative than soup. After all, one of the most infamous artists of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol, was obsessed with the stuff.

As M. F. K. Fisher author of our recent book club selection said, “It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.”
Fisher features a recipe for Tomato Soup Cake in her book “How to Cook a Wolf,” published …

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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 2,368 views]
Taste of ACL on KGSR with Chefs from Hudson’s and Torchy’s

If you are like most ACL-goers, you’ll be eating about six meals at Austin City Limits. According to the FAQ, you are not allowed to bring your own food into the park. However, you can bring an empty Nalgene bottle or a couple of factory-sealed water-bottles to refill throughout the weekend.
Today, I had the opportunity to meet some of the chefs participating in the AWESOME Austin City Limits Food Court. If you have been to ACL before, you know that I’m not kidding. The food is generally great!
Jeff Blank from …

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[23 Sep 2009 | 4 Comments | 4,055 views]
Statesman: Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

I was honored and surprised to receive a call from Addie Broyles yesterday asking a fact checking question about my adapted recipe for apple pie with cheese crust from a blog I wrote last fall. She told me that there was a question about the amount of sugar in the filling — and she was right. I had left out a 1/2 of a cup!
It was fun to open up the paper today and see the story in print.
Satisfy taste for apples and cheese with one pie
Wednesday, September …

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[23 Sep 2009 | 55 Comments | 37,184 views]
Pitching Food Bloggers: My Point of View

As a public relations professional and a food blogger, I’m in a unique position to give feedback on public relations efforts targeting food bloggers.
While I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while, reading Food Mayhem’s thoughtful post on the subject really inspired me.
Overall, I think it’s great that blogs are being recognized as influential by restaurants and companies. Bloggers generally have loyal readers who trust their opinion and count on them for reviews, opinions, and insight. Companies are and should be building these relationships and getting their relevant products …

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