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Epicure: More Than a Fancy Foodie Word, It’s Also a Great Gift Shop and Deli

Visiting Mom this week presented some nice opportunities to relax. Yesterday my best wife and I headed into downtown Boerne for a little look-see and maybe some shopping. The town’s clearly not the sleepy little village I grew up in; no, there’s all sorts of shops, attractions and activities nowadays.

One of Mom’s friends suggested we […]

World’s Quickest Bar Guide, Now Available For Kindle

It’s the publishing event you’ve all been waiting for! The Chile Underground is pleased to announce that our sister organization, White Jade Books, has finally gotten off the dime produced its first electronic book concerning food and drink: The World’s Quickest Bar Guide, exclusively for Amazon’s Kindle. If you’re a Prime customer with Amazon you […]

It’s Wednesday, and I’m About to Join the e-Published…

I’ve got a short cookbook about ready for publication. Not as a paper item, though; for the Amazon Kindle. I’m trying that out first, to learn the ropes and see how it goes. Once I know more about exact publication date, etc., I’ll let you know so you can get a bajillion copies and vault […]

When There’s Trouble in the Kitchen, These Books Can Help

This past Holiday season I received two interesting books about cooking: “How to Break an Egg” by the Editors, Contributors and Readers of Fine Cooking Magazine, and “12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets” by Susan Sampson. The first volume has over 1,400 tips, fixes, substitutions and techniques. The latter is a huge trade paperback with over […]

Street Food Rules!

It seems that “street food” in all it’s variety is the hottest trend in eating these days. Both the Food Network and the Cooking Channel have shows and specials about street stalls and food trucks, which have proliferated immensely in recent times in cities all across America.

Of course, street food didn’t get its start here. […]

Two Cookbooks for Christmas: A First Look

Because of varied and incompatible schedules the Elves of the Underground held an early gift exchange (by invitation only; sorry if yours got lost in the Christmas mail rush) for select portions of the Clan. I was the winner (of course), as I got a couple of very fine cookbooks from Deniz, Paula Jo’s […]

Gifts for the Beer Lover

Now here’s some Holiday ideas a Real Man can use! CNN’s Eatocracy recently posted a note about new gift guide. Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager at Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco. He offers five good options in the list:

Give the gift that gives all year: Sign them up for a […]

Recovery’s Under Way, Sorta; Time to Write?

Today’s not too bad. For a Monday. I’m even reading a good book about becoming a master storyteller: The Anatomy of Story by John Truby. Shoot, after the last week (or more), I’m feeling good enough to consider solid foods again. And after due consideration, I’m having steak. That’s solid, yes? Oh, and I […]