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



Grocery Price Watch: Protein prices lead the increase

By Julie Tomascik The inevitable trip to the grocery store. It’s usually weekly for most. Sometimes more often. And it comes at a cost. One that’s been on the rise lately for Texas shoppers. And second quarter grocery prices in the Lone Star State once again showed an increase—97 cents for a basket of 16 [...]

Panel has ‘beef’ with eating meat

By Jessica Domel Imagine a world with very little beef, chicken, pork and turkey. A world where your main options are fruits, vegetables and grains. Butter, ice cream, cheese and milk are to be used sparingly. With the abundance of choices at our local grocery stores and farmers’ markets, it’s almost hard to imagine. But [...]

Buffalo Bites

By Kelly Bogard The 2014 football  season officially ends this Sunday. The teams have been picked and the commercials are cued. Now it's time to pick out the food. There are all kinds of things to eat during a Super Bowl party  like Fiesta Corn Dip or Triple Meat Pizza Bread. But none are like this [...]

Food labels, buzzwords confuse shoppers

By Julie Vrazel Walk down any grocery store aisle and you’re sure to see a plethora of health food buzzwords. Organic, hormone-free and natural—just to name a few. These eye-catching phrases are designed to entice us to grab items off the shelf without feeling guilty. But do shoppers even know what these labels mean? Oftentimes, [...]

Grocery Price Watch: Food prices remain steady

By Julie Vrazel I don’t always enjoying making the weekly—sometimes more often—trip to the grocery store. A game plan is usually necessary. And once you’re at the store, you have to be aware of the other shoppers, hope the check-out line isn’t too long and pray the total bill is affordable. In a time when [...]