In keeping with a literary theme, this spring issue features some favorite local authors in our new Edible LIt department—Sarah Bird writes about, well, books and Homesick Texan blogger Lisa Fain interviews author Carol Dawson about her book House of Plenty: The Rise, Fall and Revival of Luby's Cafeterias, with an excerpt included. You'll also find Marion Winik stalking our pages in a nostalgic food-funk, and an excerpt from Jim Hightower's newest book, Swim Against the Current.
And to wash it all down, make yourself a seasonal cocktail from David Alan's debut "Tipsy Texan" column. Salud!
Thom’s Market. The Kitchen Space. Sweet Berry Farm. Decker Creek B&B&B. Bella Vista Ranch Olive Oil. Cool Mint Café.
Eat Local Week and Urban Roots update.
Goat Cheese 101
Chrissy Omo makes cheese while getting her college degree.
Eat your front yard.
Sarah Bird challenges us to read locally.
A Chat with Author Carol Dawson
Interview with Carol Dawson by Lisa Fain and an excerpt from her recent book, House of Plenty.
David Alan on the cocktail revolution.
Gin & Texas
Marion Winik longs for Austin flavors.
La Casita de Buen Sabor
Lucinda Hutson tells how to prepare springtime herbes de Provence.
Herbes De Provence (Dried Herbes) Mix
Flight of the Honeybee
How the declining bee population threatens our food supply.
Spring cleaning with garden herbs.
At-Home Liver Love Tea
Into the Gulf: Stoops & Son
PJ Stoops fishes in the Gulf for our dining pleasure.
Cooking for Two
Whether it’s for a first date or a weekday meal , we offer recipes for cooking for two.
Sea Scallops with Caramelized Leeks, Corn, Sweet Red Peppers & Arugula
Kale, Cannellini Beans & Bacon Bowl
Citrus in Rosemary Sauce
Real Foods Market is deep in the heart of Blanco.
Carol Ann Sayle quests for a royal berry.
Department of Organic Kids
Lucy makes fruit salad and shows us how.
The Upchuck Rebellion
Adapted from Jim Hightower’s new book, Swim Against the Current.
Part 2: What Lies Beneath the Soil
The sequel to Skip Connett’s cautionary tale.
Amy Crowell finds wild onions and garlic.
Wild Onion Tart
Bridget Weiss searches for mushrooms.
What’s in Season
Art de Terroir
By Sam Hurt.