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



4 green Texas foods for St. Patrick’s Day

By Julie Tomascik Texans celebrate in big ways, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Green food. Green drinks. Green clothes. Even the fields are turning green. But the celebrations wouldn’t be right without a Texas twist. Like eating these four green foods grown in the Lone Star State by hardworking Texas farmers. Green tomatoes. You [...]

Hard candy Christmas

By Julie Tomascik Hard candy—it’s the age-old sweet taste of Christmas. And one that’s steeped in tradition for my husband’s family. Every December, you’ll find them with gloves on, ready to make—and eat—hard candy. It’s a family legacy, started by “PawPaw” Vito Riola when he bought the candy-making shop in Cameron in 1930. Every year [...]

What’s the price of your Thanksgiving menu?

By Julie Tomascik Grocery lists are made, family members have their food assignments and the carving knife is sharp. I can almost smell the turkey baking in the oven and the gravy simmering on the stove. That means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And shoppers are flooding grocery stores to prep for the holiday [...]

Meet a Texas rice, crawfish farmer: John Gaulding

By Julie Vrazel Summer get-togethers and crawfish boils go hand-in-hand. And the mudbugs for those events come from crawfish farmers like John Gaulding. Down along the Gulf Coast in Hamshire, Texas, John and his son have been raising crawfish for more than 20 years. Every fall, John floods his fields—filling them with water and creating [...]

Chicken Fried Steak

By Kelly Bogard Ah, Texas. How I love thee, let me count the ways. 1) You have awesome spaces–big cities and tiny towns. 2) You have the friendliest people around. 3) You have year round beauty as the sun shines down. So it’s time to celebrate this awesome place we call home. Sunday, March 2, [...]

February 28, 2014|Categories: Beef, Featured, Main Dishes|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments