COOKS! 2012



Welcome to our third annual edition of Edible Austin COOKS! This year's issue is packed with recipes and tips for the home cook. Take a glimpse into the kitchens of local chefs and celebrities. Get a lesson on potato gnocchi and the mother sauces. And great some great ideas for holiday parties and gatherings.

ABOUT THE COVER Photograph of Kate Payne and ginger beer by Jo Ann Santangelo.


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COOKS at home

Paul Qui and Deana Saukam
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Tim and Karrie League
Drew and Mary Catherine Curren
Tyson Cole
Wally Workman
Peter Bay
Carol Huntsberger


cooking BASICS

Potato Gnocchi
Fats and Oils
The Mother Sauces


SOCIAL cooking

DIY Cocktail Bar
Cheese + Beer
A Forager’s Tasting Party


at home DINING

Taking it Outdoors

Backyard kitchens expand gastronomic horizons.


COOKS toolbox

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Culinary couple whittles down their favorites.


ECO yardkeeping

Sustainable Lawn Care

Tips to maintain your private oasis.


Hip Girl’s Guide to homemaking

Making ginger beer.



Salt Lick Cookbook

Q&A with Scott Roberts on the influence of the women behind the Salt Lick.



Holiday Gift Guide

Choose Texas wine for your holiday gift giving.


Pan to print

Resources for creating personalized cookbooks.


What We're Cooking

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