I had to stop in Taqueria Cristina this week if for no other reason than to sample their black bean dip served with the complimentary chips and salsa. The chips are forgettable, but they are more than redeemed once you sample the very spicy and very smoky salsa; but oh that black bean dip. It is not thick or chunky, but instead smooth and velvety with a huge power punch of flavor. Continue reading
Category Archives: fun with food
What might possibly be the Chinese version of tapas, dim sum is more than just a meal. It is a gathering and a ritual. Dim sum is as casual as it is formal.
For the uninitiated, dim sum is an assortment of steamed vegetables and dumplings, roasted meats, soups, noodle rolls, baked goods and tarts. Actually so much more hopefully. All the food items are presented in groups of threes in tiny steamer baskets made of bamboo or steel and hand selected based on the groups desires and shared communally with plenty of hot tea and lively conversation. Continue reading
Today we visit with the absolute giants in the tamale industry, La Popular. The Tamale House has gained a reputation for not only making quality tamales year round, but also takes pride in giving back to the community as we will find out with this Q&A with both Jesse Moreno Sr. and Jr. at La Popular.
La Popular is one of the most respected tamale makers in Dallas and for a good reason. The tamale continually makes the top of any best tamale list since they opened in 1984. There are currently two locations for La Popular, one in the Lakewood area and the other in Shed #1 at the Dallas Farmers Market. You ma pick up fresh, hot tamales for the holidays at either location, even on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Jump to join the conversation with the Moreno family. Continue reading
I have these lovely country loving Amish friends who when you see them will regale you with pie. These are by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they do their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. It is a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.
Today is National Pie Day, and I believe this springs up several times each year. No matter, it is a wonderful time to grab a slice or two around town, and of course, we have a list.
by Nicholas Bostick
No one knows exactly where the pretzel came from. Some reports claim an Italian monk first baked the salty treats around 610 AD. They were called ‘pretiola’ or “little rewards” and given to good little boys and girls who learned their prayers; others say the pretzel originates from monks in southern France. One thing that is clear about pretzels
You always see the latest dishes from the pros now let’s see yours! Show us what’s being served at the table closest to home.
This in from Katherine… “I can’t claim to have made this “perfectly composed” salad. But, I certainly did enjoy it. The artistry belongs to Eden on Lover’s Lane. Thought you might enjoy it though. Inquiring minds might want to know that it is a watermelon radish. I have been searching for the seeds since lunch.”
If you’ve got something cooking in the kitchen and like to show it off, send a photo and tell us what it is, perhaps share the recipe for all the world to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Steven Doyle
Last week we announced the newly opened Fly-By Food Park that opened on the premises of US Food Trucks at 2500 West Mockingbird Lane. Besides food trucks there will typically be entertainment, but now there is another reason to venture to this industrial site: Free Beer. Continue reading