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TJ’s Has Some Class At DUO

by Jon Alexis          photos by Robert Bostick

Texans – we can slow smoke a brisket to perfection. Why are we still scared of cooking seafood at home?  Take it from someone who isn’t a chef: Fish is easy. But shellfish? Even easier.

So I jumped at the opportunity to partner with Yolanda Banks for a shellfish cooking class in her series of “Fresh is Fabulous” cooking classes at DUO All Things Culinary.   Continue reading

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Jon Alexis Will Show You How To Prepare Your Seafood

by Steven Doyle

There is no doubt we truly appreciate what Jon Alexis has done for the seafood climate in Dallas. The young owner of TJ’s Seafood Market located on Preston at Forest Lane continually does his personal best to bring in the freshest seafood and educate the public any way he can on the good nature of fish.  Alexis often sends us reports to place on craveDFW.    Continue reading


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Welcome Yolanda Banks

by Crave Staff

We wish to welcome Yolanda Banks to craveDFW as a new contributer. Yolanda is a mother and culinary instructor who lives in Dallas, Texas. Yolanda has appeared on the Food Network, Good Morning Texas, At Home Live, and various affiliates around the country sharing her passion for food.

In 2006, along with welcoming a baby boy, Yolanda’s first cookbook Cooking For Your Man was published. In 2007, Yolanda launched her business and website, Fresh Is Fabulous. Fresh Is Fabulous gives her an opportunity to share her knowledge of all things food, and allows her to do what she was born to do; teach and inspire people to cook fresh, simple meals using seasonal, local ingredients with a global twist.   Continue reading


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Chef Franchesca at Duo

by Steven Doyle

We just spotted Franchesca Nor of Dive Coastal Cuisine on the Duo class line up. We did a Q&A with chef Franchesca some months ago and absolutely love her fresh take on cooking and life in general.

Franchesca’s class is tomorrow, October 12, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30. Call 214.884.2979 for reservations.


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Chef TJ Lengnick Cooks

by Steven Doyle

As a Steeler’s fan chef TJ Lengnick doesn’t have much to say about the Dallas Cowboys, but he does appreciate a good whiskey.

These are a few general things we learned about Lengnick, who is the top toque behind Whiskey Cake, as he shared some of his cooking techniques with an eager crowd at the most recent Duo cooking class. The order of the day was to prepare a few easy dishes in his upscale version of tailgating.                 Continue reading

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Rathbun, Stellino, McCallister and More at DUO

by Crave Staff

DUO, the kitchen store concept from Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, has released its schedule of September and October cooking classes. Home cooks will learn tips and tricks from some of Dallas’ best chefs, with topics ranging from fusion cuisine and cooking for two to everyone’s favorite football season activity, tailgating. And while not a class, don’t forget that the first Thursday of each month is “Sip and Shop.” Come to DUO on October 6th to enjoy discounted prices and free specialty drinks from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Looking at the line-up you will see some of the top Dallas chefs passing through the doors at DUO including Pyles, Fearing, McCallister and of course chef Rathbun.  Continue reading


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