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Tortilla chips and salsa, chili con carne, and fajitas are now typical European bar food. Rare is the English pub that doesn’t serve “nachos.” The influence of Tex-Mex on world cuisine fascinates us here at Texas Eats. So when our correspondent, Julia Walsh, moved to Manchester, England in January 2017, we asked her to chronicle […]

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Our Dia de los Muertos ofrenda from 2015

Our Dia de los Muertos ofrenda from 2012

Bread of the Dead (Natural History Magazine, November 1998)

Francisco Marquez and I are sitting at the farmhouse table, drinking hot chocolate and eating sweet pan de muerto, the bread of the dead. It is the morning of November first, Dia de los Muertos, the […]

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Swiss-Mex Enchiladas

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Enchiladas Suizas are a new item on the menu at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe. In fact we use the Suizas sauce on several enchiladas plates including the Chicken Enchiladas Suizas, Avocado Enchiladas Suizas, and Crab and Avocado Enchiladas. Enchiladas Suizas means “Swiss-style Enchiladas.” Our Suizas sauce is a bechamel sauce with sour cream and […]

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Full Disclosure: Gourmet by Numbers approached me to try their service and offer a giveaway. I was not monetarily compensated for this post. I’ve dabbled in meal delivery services before where portioned and uncooked ingredients of recipes were shipped to me. What I like about Gourmet by Numbers is that they do not ship nationally […]

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On January 6, 2016 By

[View the story “A Chili Winter” on Storify]

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The Making of… Chili

On November 6, 2015 By
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[View the story “Fired Up for The Chili Cookbook!” on Storify]

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Join me at El Original Tex-Mex, 735 10th Avenue NYC, Friday, October 6, 5 to 7pm and join us for a Happy Hour book signing party for The Chili Cookbook!

Come by and say “hi.” Have a margarita. Friends, family and small children welcome. If you already bought the book, bring it along […]

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Galveston olives from my backyard tree

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Galveston olives from my backyard tree

Our new house in Galveston has a small, and very old, olive tree near the back porch. I haven’t figured out the cultivar–my iPhone plant app says they are “African olives.”

When I noticed that these olives were starting to get ripe, I […]

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