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



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 [...]

Battling bugs

By Gary Joiner Does it feel like the bug population has exploded in the last couple of weeks? Spiders, flies and ants are everywhere. And other insects I can’t identify. You know the kind I’m describing. They’re bugs, of some type. Whatever their name, they’ve arrived in large numbers. And they seem intent on staying. [...]

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 [...]

Agriculture is just as American as baseball

By Justin Green It’s the bottom of the 9th. Your team has the bases loaded, down one run with their best hitter walking to the plate. You smell the popcorn. See the peanut vendor. And watch the pitcher nod to the catcher. You’re on the edge of your seat thinking about that pitch. Not about [...]

Pizza Pocket

By Kelly Bogard I'm frequently asked about ways to get kids more involved in the kitchen. With busy schedules and fast food places on every corner, it's sometimes hard to remember that home-cooked meals can nourish you in more than one way. "Butters" has been in the kitchen with me since she was old enough [...]

Bluebonnets not a free pass to trespass

By Jessica Domel It finally feels like spring has officially sprung. The grass is greener, the sun is shining and Texas wildflowers have returned. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. There’s nothing quite like driving down a country road and seeing fields upon fields of vibrant reds, yellows and blues. To me, [...]