Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.

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Pan-Fried Potato Medley

By Kelly Bogard Potatoes are a staple vegetable in most homes. They work well with any protein and there are so many ways to cook them. From baking to boiling to frying, the possibilities are endless. Right now in Texas, there are farmers harvesting many different varieties of root vegetables including some of the potatoes [...]

Meet a canola farmer: Justin Crownover

By Julie Tomascik It’s bright. Yellow. And sometimes mistaken for a weed. But this crop—canola—is growing in popularity in the Lone Star State. For nearly 10 years, Justin Crownover and his family have been planting canola on their farm in the Texas Panhandle. It’s a crop not many think of when shopping at the grocery [...]

Earth Bread

By Kelly Bogard Today is Earth Day. A day of reflection, purpose, passion and nature. It's something farmers and ranchers think about every day. But they do more than think. They act. Because every day is Earth Day to the folks in agriculture growing our food and fiber. And they get hungry doing it. Just [...]

Fried Cabbage

By Kelly Bogard A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Domel took you on a tour of a Texas cabbage farm. The lucky veggie is popular on New Year’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. But it tastes good any other day of the week, too! It’s colorful. Green or red. And savory. It’s in caldo, cole [...]

Caramel Corn Crunch

By Kelly Bogard "Take me out to the ballgame..." Baseball runs a close second to my love of college football. And the food for both are some of my favorites. "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks..." Are you starting to make the connection yet? The fluffiness of the popped corn and the saltiness of [...]