Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and Golden State Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables. The…

Chasing Mole poblano perfection

If you find yourself in Beverly Hills, Calif., you should head a couple of blocks south of Wilshire Boulevard to a restaurant called Frida for some mole poblano that is out of this world.

Henderson farmer named Brookshire's Grower of Year

Brookshire Grocery Company announced its second annual “Grower of the Year” honoree, Marc Green, of G-Mc Produce in Henderson. The announcement came at a luncheon honoring around 50 local growers who supply the grocer with more than 15 million pounds of fresh produce for its 152 stores in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana last year.

Maple Magic: It's not just for pancakes

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it’s become a go-to flavor. Growing up, I associated maple flavor with the pancake syrup found at the breakfast table.

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Food writer inspires a hunger for seasonality

Richard Olney was an American living in France whose cookbooks, notably 1970’s “The French Menu Cookbook” and 1974’s “Simple French Food,” would inspire the birth of what is now called California cuisine, and focus greater attention on the interplay of…

24 February 2015 [09:13 PM]
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Chasing Mole poblano perfection

If you find yourself in Beverly Hills, Calif., you should head a couple of blocks south of Wilshire Boulevard to a restaurant…

24 February 2015 [09:11 PM]
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Maple Magic: It's not just for pancakes

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it’s become a go-to flavor. Growing up, I associated maple flavor…

17 February 2015 [09:41 PM]
XO sauce: Flavor for Chinese New Year

The name is something of a fake — XO sauce. The Asian condiment contains no cognac, which is what the XO (“extra old”) term famously applies to. Nor is it a sauce in the traditional, smooth sense but more of…

17 February 2015 [09:13 PM]
Valentine's Day: Say it sweetly with chocolate

The way to a man’s heart, so they say, is through his stomach. And as Ogden Nash might have put it, candy is dandy, but chocolate is where it’s at. Flowers are fine, if you don’t mind spending a hundred…

10 February 2015 [10:35 PM]
Best Chocolate Dessert contest set for Feb. 21

The Tenth Annual Best Chocolate Dessert in East Texas Contest is scheduled for Feb. 21 at the Tyler Senior Citizens Center, 1915 Garden Valley Road, organizers announced. The Smith County Extension Education Association and the city of Tyler Parks and…

10 February 2015 [07:40 PM]
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Fresh citrus to brighten winter meals

Maybe I’m just a grump, but even with that wintry wonderland outside our windows, it’s easy to feel kinda gloomy this time…

03 February 2015 [11:52 PM]
Kitchen tools jog precious memories

It’s February, and I’ve already broken or never picked up most of my New Year’s resolutions. There is one, though, that I’m actually kind of enjoying. I was giving the kitchen a bit more than the usual once-over at the…

03 February 2015 [09:49 PM]
Taking stock in a new year: 4 stock recipes

Some people have skeletons in their closet. I have bones in my freezer. With the recent turn of the Cosmic Calendar, now is the time to take stock in the new year. And when I take stock, I always make…

20 January 2015 [11:28 PM]
Braising a parrot and more useful, odd tidbits

Marcus Gavius Apicius, a Roman gourmand from the first century BC and writer of one of the first known cookbooks, had a recipe for flamingo. You parboil it with salt, dill and a little vinegar and then finish cooking it…

13 January 2015 [11:11 PM]
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Mock fruitcake if you will...

Did you hear the joke about fruitcake? You can pick just about any one, but Johnny Carson is widely credited with administering…

06 January 2015 [08:42 PM]
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Simple, satisfying soups

I will bow to no one in my affection for holiday cooking. For our Christmas open house every year, I make gallons…

30 December 2014 [10:43 PM]
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Healthy slow cooker onion soup

MELISSA D'ARABIAN, Associated Press Talk about a vegetable that's everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up…

15 December 2014 [10:34 AM]
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Food Truck Dining in Tyler

The Tyler City Council approved a measure that will open the door to more dining options in the city. The council approved…

11 December 2014 [11:04 AM]