The playing field for delicious dining in Dallas is an ever increasing venture. This is a good thing for all of us who appreciate both fine dining or simply anything that makes us squeal with delight. Today I woke up particularly hungry for a few items, and I want to share those with you. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
In their book “Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual,” Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo describe Sunday Gravy, or Sunday Sauce, as a “huge pot of tomato sauce that’s been used to turn tough, cheap meat into a tender delicious dinner, and that has, in exchange, been made richer and deeper by all the commingled simmering.” It is everything delicious about Italian cookery as we might know it in our lifetime. It is not necessarily about the tomato sauce, but that is delicious. It is about the meat simmering in the pot, and about the pasta. It is a very pleasing journey, to be sure. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas is ripe with these marvelous chocolatiers. These geniuses of the kitchen that bring us joy, peace and euphoria all in a single bite. This is definitely what Katy Priore who owns Bark Chocolate does for us with her confections, and her seasonal offering today is like none other. Continue reading
It was just a few short years ago that chocolatier Katy Priore started her boutique company Bark Chocolate which specializes in flavors of bark, that thin layer of chocolate often layered with interesting surprises. Katy comes from a sturdy culinary family, her mother was a successful Dallas restaurateur. Susie Priore ran the wildly successful Suze and Iris restaurants. Suze is still in business with a new owner, Gilbert Garza. It was Katy’s mother that inspired her to cook, especially pastry, at a very early age. In their kitchen she would forgo the typical toddler EZ Bake oven, instead baking cookies and other pastries with a big girl spatula in hand.
“I would follow mom around the kitchen all the time. I have pictures of me half naked wearing an apron baking cookies [we found the photo in question]. I loved baking, probably because I have a sweet tooth,” said Katy on a recent visit. Continue reading
The word local as it pertains to the food we consume is bandied around to the point where we have almost become desensitized to the entire concept. Please do not allow this to happen. The very idea that we can source products from people we live near not only supports our ecology, but our health and pocketbooks.
The latest young entrepreneur to step up to the local food movement in Dallas is Katy Priore. You may be familiar with her mother Susie who ran beautiful single named restaurants such as Suze and Iris, and is a champion of our local food scene. It only made sense that her daughter, who herself is a food enthusiast, would eventually break out on her own to open chocolate business named Bark. Continue reading
I would like to pronounce this Julian Barsotti Day and suggest hitting up both of his locations in Dallas today.
First, Nonna is the acclaimed restaurant in Highland Park located off Lemmon Avenue and Loma Alto in Dallas. The man takes great strides in making superb, fresh Italian cuisine and is never open for lunch — except for Fridays. I might suggest taking a few pals and grabbing his white clam pizza or one of the fresh pasta dishes. Continue reading