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Memoir Tells the Story of a Houston Culinary Family

Posted on · Marie LeNotre had plans to be a movie star when she graduated with a degree in drama from the Royal Academy in Athens, Greece, but life took a few turns and she ended marrying into a culinary family. Her father-in-law, known as the "Pope of Chocolate," was the first to introduce an international chain of […]

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Cooking Competitions: All the Rage, Even in Houston

Posted on · Cooking competitions seem to be all the rage these days. From Food Network shows like Chopped and the long-running series Iron Chef, to reality series like Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, millions enjoy watching chefs of varying skills try to prepare pleasingly edible dishes under time constraints using odd ingredients. But it’s not just […]

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Child Fatality Report and Competitive Cooking: Wednesday’s Show (March 25, 2015)

Posted on · Two state agencies have collaborated to create a report examining child abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas. Researchers with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services used public health information from the Department of State Health Services to examine nearly 700 cases in which a child died from abuse or neglect from 2010 to […]

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Beyond the Turkey: Chefs Answer Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions

Posted on · For Houstonians hosting Thanksgiving gatherings this year we have advice about everything from preparing the turkey, stuffing, and accompanying dishes, to healthy alternatives, to addressing guests’ dietary issues, to what to do with all the leftovers. We welcome your questions for Richard Knight, the Head Chef at Hunky Dory restaurant, and Graham Laborde, Chef of […]

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Thanksgiving Travel and Cooking: Houston Matters for Monday, November 24, 2014

Posted on · Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving at home or plan to hit the road this week to visit family or friends, we have you covered on today’s Houston Matters: We discuss the rules of the road, developments at Houston's airports, and Houston chefs will offer advice for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans […]

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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Includes Teaching Them to Cook

Posted on · A few months ago we had a discussion about efforts to get kids to eat healthier. And while there are many programs and efforts within schools to teach kids where their food comes from – by doing things like starting a small garden on the school grounds – not all those programs take the next […]

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How Can I Get My Kid to Eat Healthier?

Posted on · We discuss efforts to develop healthier eating habits among Houston’s children, as we talk with Gracie Cavnar, Founder and CEO of the Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation.We learn about the foundation’s nutrition education efforts, and discuss ways to make our youngest Houstonians smarter food consumers. And we welcome your questions about how obesity impacts a […]

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Don’t Ruin Your Turkey: Thanksgiving Meal Advice from the Pros

Posted on · In case you haven’t been paying attention-surprise! – Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Many of you have already flooded the grocery stores and started prepping for your Thanksgiving meal, which may include anything from sweet potato casserole to pumpkin pie. But, let’s face it: The turkey is the real star of the show. And unless you […]