This cake is a community cake. A week ago, my friend Jon Rowley sent a big box of Gravenstein apples to Dallas for me. This is the second time he has performed this great and generous task on my behalf. The rest of that story is after this recipe. …click to continue Gravenstein Apples: Heirloom Apple Cake
My friend Jon Rowley, who is the person who taught me this pastry dough recipe, albeit for a sweet pie, talks about the incredible advantage gained in an apple pie by using a variety of apples. I decided to use his pastry dough and his diversity theory on an onion tart to see …click to continue Six Onion Tart
This is a story about pie. It is the story about a pie recipe, and the journey that culminated in that recipe. And it is a story about a particular pie, made from that particular recipe, and the journey that the pie and I recently made. It is also a story about the people …click to continue The Quintessential American Apple Pie
I just returned from Galveston, Texas, where I attended the Foodways Texas Gulf Coast Gathering.
In a very Alice in Wonderland moment, I found myself at a breakfast table in the restaurant of the Hotel Galvez on the last morning, drinking a bracing and necessary cup of coffee with the royalty of the …click to continue Foodways Texas Gulf Coast Gathering
So how does a land locked woman from Dallas, Texas learn about oysters? Quail hunting, of course.
When all the stars in my life align properly in any given January, I get to take a week off from my routine and traipse through the Low County of South Carolina on horseback, looking at Bald …click to continue Low Country Oyster Roast