Archive for July 2015

Keeping the D’oh! Out of Sourdough

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Although making sourdough starter is basically very simple, a lot can go wrong–dumb stuff, really. And so the following tips are intended to help you navigate around some of the hazards associated with the care and feeding of sourdough starter.



Tastes Like History (podcast)

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

When Chef Benjamin Baker accepted the position as executive chef at Travaasa Experiential Resorts in Austin, he brought the tools he valued most to his new job – a good attitude, a set of knives and a 167-year-old sourdough starter.



Chef Benjamin Baker

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Benjamin Baker is a big hearted, humble man and mindful chef. You can taste it in the food he prepares at Travaasa Hotel and Spa in the Texas Hill Country. His passion for food manifested early, and it’s been a lifelong pursuit. Lucky us.



Getting Started in the Slow Food Movement

Jul 16th, 2015 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. The organization believes that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.



Slow Food + Grub Trivia (podcast)

Jul 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

The global industrialization of food, and the social and culinary costs of homogenized eating was the impetus for the Slow Food Movement, started in Rome in 1986 by Italian Journalist Carlo Petrini.



Tomato Gazpacho from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery

Jul 16th, 2015 | By | Category: blog, cook something, soups and salads, vegetables and pasta

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.



Slow Food Austin’s Valerie Broussard

Jul 16th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Valerie Broussard volunteers as Slow Food Austin’s Biodiversity Chair and is a member of the Austin chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

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