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Avocado Verde Sauce

July 30, 2015

Austin Chronicle food editor, Virginia Wood, may be a trained pastry chef, but she knows her way around savory ingredients, too.

Tomato Gazpacho from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery

July 16, 2015

Slow food can also be quick to prepare, such as this Tomato Gazpacho recipe from Chef Sarah McIntosh of Epicerie Cafe & Grocery in Austin, Texas. Food from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery will be featured during the Grub Crawl at the Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia event, July 21, 2013.

Chilled Beet Salad with Urban Roots Ranch Dressing

July 9, 2015

Very few people are on the fence when it comes to beets: they either love them or hate them. People who hate them often claim the root tastes like dirt, whereas those who love them say they have a sweet, earthy quality.

Recipe: Tomato Salad with Watermelon, Toasted Cashews, Chèvre, and Lemon-Agave Vinaigrette

April 16, 2015

A delicious and healthy salad for one using the explosive flavors of summer on one plate. It comes from the creative mind of Chef Stephane Beaucamp.

Roma Sweet Roma Salsa

April 9, 2015

I developed this recipe when the Austin American Statesman held a salsa making contest in the 90s, with the winning salsa to be bottled by a local food manufacturer. Let's just say -- I was first loser.

Recipe: Old School, Handmade Aioli

April 1, 2015

Beth Vlasich Pav has food stories to tell; this time it's an oldie and a goodie: Aioli - The Old-School and Handmade Method.

Recipe: Roasted Potato and Beet Salad with Basil-Garlic Oil

March 13, 2015

Beets are an easy crop to grow in the home garden in the cooler months of the year. They range in color from white to deep red,and sometimes even striped. In addition, they may be round or long and cylindrical. They yield not only the delicious, earthy bulbs, but also nutritious greens.

Winter Savory Olives

February 26, 2015

This recipe from Cathy Slaughter of Gabriel Valley Farms is simple, delicious and uses the herb winter savory -- one that is oft overlooked by home cooks.

Grilled Cauliflower, Thai Chili Sauce, Sweet Potato Puree

December 18, 2014

A carnivore, vegetarian and vegan all walked into a dinner party. Sounds like the beginning of a joke -- or disaster. But that's a likely scenario given today's varied diet preferences. Avert disaster with t hyis delicious dish from Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein.

Recipe: Asparagus Spears, Pickled Radicchio

December 12, 2014

Ever the side dish, never the meal: Asparagus is the bridesmaid of vegetables, but always welcome at the party. Perhaps best of all, this spiky but straightforward starter can be made well in advance.