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Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus Discusses Other Careers He Thought About Pursuing

Posted on · Local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, tells us about other careers he thought about pursuing, such as being in music or as a radio DJ. (Above: Justin Turner, chef and owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Bellaire. Photo: Edel Howlin, Houston Public Media)

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Chef Robert Del Grande Discusses His 35 Years in the Houston Culinary Scene

Posted on · Chef Robert Del Grande began his life as a biochemist in California. But after chasing a girl (his wife Mimi) to Houston, he joined her at her sister’s restaurant called Café Annie. What followed over his next 35 years in the Houston culinary scene included winning the city’s first James Beard Best Chefs – Southwest Award […]

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Justin Yu Is Third Houstonian to Take James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award

Posted on · For the third time, a Houston chef has won the James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” Award. Established in 1990, James Beard awards are generally considered the culinary equivalent of the Oscars. Justin Yu of Oxheart won the award at the James Beard Foundation Gala in Chicago on May 2. It was Yu’s third time as a […]

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Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus Discusses Other Careers He Thought About Pursuing

Posted on · Local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, tells us about other careers he thought about pursuing, such as being in music or as a radio DJ. (Above: Justin Turner, chef and owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Bellaire. Photo: Edel Howlin, Houston Public Media)

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Chefs from Mexico City Visit Houston and Give Impressions of the Food Scene

Posted on · Three chefs from Mexico City are visiting Houston this week (Dec. 10-12, 2015) to offer some of their signature dishes at some Houston area restaurants as part of a collaboration and exchange between the tourism bureaus of Houston and Mexico City. The exchange is called “Sabores CDMX.” We talk with chef and cookbook author Margaritta Corillo Arronte about […]

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Thanksgiving Meal Advice: Chef Greg Martin Answers Your Questions

Posted on · When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner – we all have a role to play. Some among us take charge of the turkey and all the fixins, while others among us, well, we try to bring something to the Thanksgiving table. If it falls to you to handle the bulk of the cooking this year, you […]

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Chef Greg Martin Discusses a Life in Food and Working with Julia Child

Posted on · Last October, the Menil Collection in the Museum District opened Bistro Menil, their signature restaurant. As head chef, they selected someone who had been knocking around the Houston food scene since the 1980s, and his name is Greg Martin. Martin’s life has always been filled with great food. Whether it was his mother’s or her […]

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Chef Chris Shepherd Puts Houston Food Scene on the Map with Beard Award

Posted on · Chef Chris Shepherd from the restaurant Underbelly recently won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for best chef in the southwest. (The southwest region, in this case, includes Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah). He’s the first Beard Award winner in Houston since 1992. We discuss the significance of the award, not just for him, but for what it […]

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Rum: It’s Not Just for Daiquiris

Posted on · Today is National Rum Day. Now put down that rum and coke and pay attention — rum is not just for mixing with coke or making fruity drinks, as Houstonians celebrating island culture at this weekend’s 3rd annual Caribbean RumFest will learn. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty explains. More Information: Caribbean RumFest Recipes from Chef Paul […]