COOKS! 2011


Welcome to our second annual edition of Edible Austin COOKS! We hope you enjoy reading it with as much pleasure as we had in its creation. We’d like to thank our contributors as well as our story subjects for their hard work and talents shared. You can find full bios and contact information for our contributors, plus many additional recipes and resources online at And please support our advertisers, who make this all possible.

ABOUT THE COVER:  Photograph of Owen Egerton with son Oscar, by Marc Brown

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COOKS at home

Liz Lambert
Jack and Bryce Gilmore
Shontae Moeller
Mason Arnold
Eliza Gilkyson
Graham Reynolds
Owen Egerton
Will Packwood


cooking BASICS

How to Make Sauce
How to Scramble Eggs
How to Break Down a Chicken
How to Sharpen a Knife


SOCIAL cooking

Cooking Club: Around the Island
Cookie Exchange
Fast Foraging
Memoir with Recipes: Remembering Molly Ivins


at home DINING

Sunset Canyon Pottery

Form meets function on the table.


COOKS toolbox

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Top picks from two top chefs.


ECO kitchens

Every Little Thing

Small changes make a big difference.


ECO housekeeping

Green Your Clean

DIY green cleaning products for fabric and clothing.


PLACE settings

Setting the Season, with Recipes

Prepare your table for dining with the seasons.



Holiday Gift Guide

Choose Texas wine for your holiday gift giving.


Kitchen Wisdom

By the Book

Why our cookbook collections matter.


SMART food

Smart Recipe Storage

Clever solutions for storing cherished recipes.


Art de terrior

Rediscover Laguna Gloria

Visit the recently renovated historic Driscoll Villa and 12-acre grounds.