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This breakfast for dinner has the best diner moves

Sometimes it’s fun to swerve from the typical evening-meal lineup toward breakfast for dinner. And by breakfast, I don’t mean Froot Loops – but a hearty, diner-style meal.
Breakfast for dinner. It’s a refreshing change of pace.
Root Vegetable Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Eggs and Horseradish Cream
Makes 4 servings
Make ahead: The horseradish cream can be refrigerated up to 3 days in advance.
Tip: A food processor fitted with a shredding disk will make quick work of grating the root vegetables, but you can use the large-holed side of a box grater as well.
Serve with salad greens drizzled with an herbed buttermilk dressing.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

“Meet the Producers” with Piero Rossi, owner of Tenuta Cucco and La Raia in Italy’s Piemonte: The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC), 1101 Milford. 7 p.m. Friday. $50 ($45 for ICCC members). 713-524-4222, extension 7, or Eventbrite.com.
Walla Walla wines dinner with special pairings from chef Frederic Perrier: The Slanted Frog, 815 Plantation, Richmond. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $85 plus tax and gratuity. 281-762-0663.
Vignerons de Nature wine tasting: AOC, 2301 Portsmouth. 6-8 p.m. March 1. $10. 713-828-7767.
Revana Cabernet and Pinot Noir wine dinner: The Manor House at the Houstonian, 111 N. Post Oak. 6:30 p.m. March 1. $125 plus tax and gratuity. 713-680-2626.
Gaja dinner hosted by Gaia Gaja: Potente, 1515 Texas. 6:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Valentine’s wine dinner: Olivette at The Houstonian, 111 N. Post Oak. Nightly through Feb. 17. $150 plus tax and gratuity. 713-685-6713. houstonian.com.
“Meet the Producers” with Piero Rossi, owner of Tenuta Cucco and La Raia in Italy’s Piemonte: The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC), 1101 Milford. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. $50 ($45 for ICCC members). 713-524-4222, extension 7, or Eventbrite.com.
Gaja dinner hosted by Gaia Gaja: Potente, 1515 Texas. 6:30 p.m. March 6. $200 plus tax and gratuity. 713-237-1515
Vintage 2015 (Mostly) Cru Classé Bordeaux tasting, hosted by Spec’s: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, 909 Texas. 5-9 p.m. March 6 (rescheduled from Jan. 16). $100 cash, $105.26 with a credit card. 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.

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Canned hominy equals kitchen harmony

I will not sink my teeth into an out-of-season fresh tomato, but I don’t wait for summer to enjoy all kinds of corny-ness. This particular bowl features convenient, frozen fire-roasted kernels and an inexpensive, canned kind you might not pick up that often: hominy.
Its dried kernels are treated to the same kind of alkaline process that produces masa, and they morph into large and wonderfully chewy bits with lots of corn flavor. You may know hominy as the star of a stewy Mexican posole; once you stock your pantry with a can or two, you’ll come to rely on it as an easy alternative for canned beans in other recipes.
That’s how Jacques Pepin uses it in this chowder, which is humble and satisfying and quick.

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Canned hominy equals kitchen harmony

I will not sink my teeth into an out-of-season fresh tomato, but I don’t wait for summer to enjoy all kinds of corny-ness. This particular bowl features convenient, frozen fire-roasted kernels and an inexpensive, canned kind you might not pick up that often: hominy.
Its dried kernels are treated to the same kind of alkaline process that produces masa, and they morph into large and wonderfully chewy bits with lots of corn flavor. You may know hominy as the star of a stewy Mexican posole; once you stock your pantry with a can or two, you’ll come to rely on it as an easy alternative for canned beans in other recipes.
That’s how Jacques Pepin uses it in this chowder, which is humble and satisfying and quick.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Loveblock wine tasting with founder Erica Crawford: Roka Akor, 2929 Weslayan, Suite 100. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $99 plus tax and gratuity. 713-622-1777.
Garden party and wine tasting with tapas: Backstreet Cafe, 1103 S. Shepherd. 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday. $35. 713-521-2139.
One Fine Affair: Lindsey Lakes, 16536 Mueschke. 7-10 p.m. Friday. $50, or $75 per couple. 713-557-5732.
Valentine’s wine dinner: Olivette at The Houstonian, 111 N. Post Oak. Saturday through Feb. 17. $150 plus tax and gratuity. 713-685-6713. houstonian.com.
Vintage 2015 (Mostly) Cru Classé Bordeaux tasting, hosted by Spec’s: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, 909 Texas. 5-9 p.m. March 6 (rescheduled from Jan. 16). $100 cash, $105.26 with a credit card.

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