Winter 2010

coverwinter2010Celebrating Home Cooks

It’s not hard to conjure up visions of warm, steamy kitchens full of mouth-watering aromas around the holidays. It’s a time that many of us take to focus on family and friends coming together around food. Bringing this sensibility to our daily workaday lives is more challenging.

To encourage and to celebrate home cooking and the home cook, we’re proud to launch a special edition that will publish annually called Edible Austin COOKS! Full of recipes, home entertaining and kitchen tips and stories that connect us to our sustainable foodie community here in Central Texas, COOKS! is available through the end of the year at locations where you will find our regular quarterly issues of Edible Austin. After that you may find it at the many festivals and special food events that we present or participate in all year long.

COOKS! is also available as a bonus for a limited time with gift subscriptions starting with our winter issue. Why subscribe, you might ask, when you can pick up our magazine for free? Aside from the convenience of having it delivered to your home, your subscription helps support many of the initiatives that we sponsor throughout the year, such as our fourth annual Edible Austin Eat Local Week, a celebration of the abundance of local food in Central Texas and a 100 percent fundraiser for Urban Roots. — Marla Camp, publisher


ABOUT THE COVER Ginger Cocoa Spice Thins. Photograph by Marc Brown.


Publisher’s Note



In our COOKS at Home feature on Chef Joel Welch, his name was misspelled in the article. Edible Austin deeply regrets this mistake.

In our COOKS at Home feature on Sarah Bird, we credited the wrong photographer. The photo of Sarah (at right) was taken by Duane Osborn of O STUDIO and he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sarah Wilson, the photographer mistakenly credited for this photo, has taken many wonderful photos of Bird as well.


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Notable Edibles

Useful Wild Plants, Twisted X Brewing Company, Cooking Up English, Mobile Chicken Coops, Lamba Royal Indian Food.


Redbud Cafe Market and Pub.

Craft Coffee

grounds for change

Craft baristas are showing Austin how to drink a cup of joe. 


Mike McKim of Cuvée Coffee.

Edible Communities

Lay of the land

Elgin is dedicated to preserving farmland for the future. 

Farmer’s Diary

Revival Meats Company.

Cooks at Home

Zack Northcutt

An inside look at a local chef's Meaty Monday Madness.

Edible Brew

Darkside Fermentation.

Edible Future

Seeds of Change.

School Lunch

Beyond the Budget

Austin makes strides in offering healthful lunches to its students.

Edible Lit

Diana Kennedy’s last book.

Cooking Fresh

King Chocolate

Soothe yourself and loved ones with these holiday chocolate treats.

Edible Ed

grow forth and conquer

Breaking into farming one plot of land at a time.

Melting Pot

Mr. Natural.

Edible Gardens

Edible Landscapes.

Behind the Vines

Stone House Vineyard.

La Casita de Buen Sabor

Holiday Punch.

Department of Organic Kids

High on pie.

Seasonal Plate

Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink. 

In Your Own Backyard

Doing time in the garden.

Root Causes

And along comes rye.


Homemade crackers.

Back of the House

Blue Note Bakery.

Seasonal Muse

On the hunt.

Eat Wild

Winter salad greens.

Art de Terroir

Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press.