Ray Benson, front man for Grammy Award winning Asleep at the Wheel, loves cooking, and he loves corn. If a dish has corn in it, chances are Ray likes it, and has probably cooked it, himself.
soups and salads
Potatoes and leeks are fast friends in the soup pot. And a bowl of Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Tangy Tarragon Drizzle will kick winter’s chill to the curb, and warm you from the inside out. You can also easily grow the fresh herbs and produce used in the recipe in the home garden.
This chileatole is always prepared in Usila when the fresh corn is harvested in both Holy Week and later in the rainy season. It is a meal in itself and served alone. The chileatole is best cooked in a clay pot, or olla.
It’s a good thing B. J. Thomas doesn’t keep his musical trophies in the kitchen because there’d be no room for food.
Chef Raymond Keyrouz kindly shared a wonderfully earthy, silky and luscious soup recipe that any bowl would be blessed to receive, and diner fortunate to consume.
A big bowl of hot chili on a frosty fall day or blustery winter evening is the perfect food. Made better with the addition of chocolate. True story.
Pumpkin soup is a great fall and winter treat when pumpkins are abundant. Of course, you can always use canned pumpkin other times of year, or if you’re short on time, or just don’t want to roast your own squash. It’s all good.
No tea party is complete without a few treats. Here you will find recipes for scones, cucumber sandwiches and a Royal Victoria Sponge Cake.
Chef Shawn Cirkiel, the creative culinary talent behind Austin restaurants Parkside, Olive & June, and The Backspace uses as much locally sourced produce, meat and dairy at his restaurants as possible. He shares a terrific summer dish that will become your “go-to” salad whenever the temperature rises and watermelons are in season.
Author Dinah Bucholz developed the recipes for The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. And while J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, never mentioned the Weasleys are Irish, Bucholz made an executive decision and claimed them for Ireland. And then created a stew fit for that rambunctious clan.