Sep 27, 13
By Kelly Bogard
Guess what? The State Fair of Texas opens today! There are so many memorable things about the state fair running through my head–the midway full of rides and games, Big Tex, the Food and Fiber Pavilion, and what I like to call “food row,” or what others may call the fried food capital of Texas. Now I know that fried food is not the best thing I can tell you to eat, but a little bit could be okay, just this one time.
Aug 20, 13
By Amanda Hill
I read last week that Chipotle is considering changing its stance on serving beef treated with antibiotics in its restaurants. Part of the company’s marketing plan has been to sell “naturally raised meat” that’s been raised “the right way,” so its statement really turned some heads.
Hey, Chipotle, I think treating animals when they are sick is the right way. Ranchers give their cattle antibiotics when they are sick, just like I give my son medicine when he is sick. I’ll do anything I can to help my little boy get better, and ranchers feel the same about their animals.
Jul 09, 13
By Amanda Hill
My husband and I just took a road trip to visit family in Arkansas. On the way, we swung through the drive-through of one of our favorite fast food restaurants. All I wanted was a quarter-pound cheeseburger, a few fries and a small lemonade.
We pulled up to the box, and my husband ordered my meal. They asked him what size. He blurted out “medium,” not giving it much thought. Before I could correct him, I had a bag full of French fries and a huge drink passed my way. It was much more food than I needed—or wanted.
Feb 05, 13
By Jessica Domel
Today, after eight hours on the road, staring at the beautiful countryside of Texas through my windshield, I came to the conclusion that Texas may be the Lone Star State, but there’s nothing “lone” about anything we do.
I drove from Waco, through Austin, Seguin, San Antonio, George West and all the way down to Pharr, where I am currently preparing to capture the ongoing grapefruit harvest. There are a wide array of culinary favorites represented along the way—whether it be chicken fried steak, fajitas, chili, barbecue, pie or something fried on a stick.
Sep 18, 12
By Amanda Hill
If calories and nutritional information were listed on your favorite restaurant menu, would it change your order? Last week, McDonald’s announced it will list the calories of all of its food offerings both on its in-store and drive-through menus.
McDonald’s will roll out the new menus nationwide by the end of next year, ahead of a national mandate that would require all restaurants with 20 or more locations to do the same. The idea behind the regulations is that if you inform consumers with caloric information before they make their food choices, then they will be more likely to choose a lower-calorie meal.