Monthly Archives: August 2015

Calendar of events

Wine events
Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Wine Class: At Nice Winery, 2901 W. Sam Houston Parkway; 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; $45; 713-744-7444 or info@nicewines.com.
Classes, tastings and certifications: Ongoing at the Texas Wine School, 2437 Bartlett; thetexaswineschool.com or 713-882-8773.

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A short history on how the Hatch chile became a New Mexico (and Texas) icon

Texans don’t always remember their western neighbor New Mexico.

It’s understandable. For starters, Texas shares an enormous border with the original Mexico. And so that’s a lot of Mexicos to keep tabs on. But there’s one month-long period each year when the eyes of Texas turn to their western neighbor: Hatch chile season!

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Marinade delivers heat-packin’ pork chops

I know I’m close when I smell the wood smoke.
I steer my car into the driveway of the home of Taylor Boetticher and his wife, Toponia Miller, owners of the Fatted Calf in San Francisco and Napa, Calif. My arrival is heralded by the clucking of resident guinea hens and chickens and the barking of the couple’s three dogs.
The dogs have been banished to a bedroom because Boetticher, who grew up in Dallas, is making Pork Chops al Diavolo for me.
Boetticher and his wife, who met as students at the Culinary Institute of America, moved to California in the late 1990s.
He and Miller founded Fatted Calf, their sustainable-meat company, in 2003, first selling meat and small-batch charcuterie at farmers markets.

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Marinade delivers heat-packin’ pork chops

I know I’m close when I smell the wood smoke.
I steer my car into the driveway of the home of Taylor Boetticher and his wife, Toponia Miller, owners of the Fatted Calf in San Francisco and Napa, Calif. My arrival is heralded by the clucking of resident guinea hens and chickens and the barking of the couple’s three dogs.
The dogs have been banished to a bedroom because Boetticher, who grew up in Dallas, is making Pork Chops al Diavolo for me.
Boetticher and his wife, who met as students at the Culinary Institute of America, moved to California in the late 1990s.
He and Miller founded Fatted Calf, their sustainable-meat company, in 2003, first selling meat and small-batch charcuterie at farmers markets.

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Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Rita Kennedy and her husband, James, have roots that stretch a long way back in dairy farming.
If you count both sides of their families, they have been in the business for six generations.
“We must have done something right as three of our five children are dairy farmers,” said Rita Kennedy, 72, who co-owns Four Seasons Farm, raising close to 200 Brown Swiss dairy cows, heifers and calves.
Her Rita’s Easy Quiche is one of the 110 recipes that are part of “The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food From America’s Dairy Farm Families” (Andrews McMeel Publishing).
The cookbook connects readers to farmers through stories, photographs and recipes that are from, or inspired by, America’s nearly 47,000 dairy-farm families.

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