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[31 May 2012 | 7 Comments | 2,088 views]
Flower + Food Centerpieces

I recently went to an event hosted by Central Market, where I fell in love with these centerpieces combining beautiful flowers and food. Aren’t they lovely?

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[26 May 2012 | 9 Comments | 2,053 views]
Cenote Coffee, Bites, and Sips

I’m relaxing in Cenote on Cesar Chavez in East Austin on a quiet Saturday night in Austin. Cenote is as a re-purposed historic 1800′s home that has been given new life as a coffee shop on steroids. It feels like the right place to be as I’m writing my 500th post on Tasty Touring.

Built in 1887 on what was then called Water Street, the building is on Austin’s first hand-drawn map, produced for the City of Austin in 1889. The owners received the Heritage Society of Austin’s “Merit Award for Adaptive Use” in …

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[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | 997 views]
Greenling Recipe Kits

I first heard about Greenling’s recipe kits from some of my colleagues who were raving about how easy it is to whip up a delicious and balanced meal with them. I contacted the company and asked if I could check out one of the kits for a week and write about the experience. I was so charmed that I grabbed my credit card and ordered another recipe kit the following week.
Here’s a peek inside of my first recipe kit box, which was sitting on my porch when I came home …

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[20 May 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,697 views]
An Urban Roots Internship: Quay’s Experience

Yesterday, I dropped by the Urban Roots farm, off 183 in East Austin, to interview Shaquashia (known to me as Quay) about her experience so far in the Urban Roots program. I’ve known Quay since late 2008, when I met her through Ilyse, her “Big Sis” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas program.
I love the Urban Roots program, having first visited the farm in 2008 on an Austin Urban Farm bicycle tour,  interviewed co-founder Max Elliott on KGSR in 2009, attended a farm lunch in 2010, and …

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[6 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,019 views]
Austin’s May Food Events

On May 8, Beth M. Howard will be at Book People to talk about and sign copies of her memoir, “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie.”

On May 9, Central Market will kick off their two week celebration of all things French. Their Passport to France events will include lots of delicious sampling opportunities in the store (especially the evening of May 9 and on the weekends), daily live music and entertainment, cooking classes, additional products imported from France, including over forty new cheeses, and more.
Highlights include:

Creperie open daily from …

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