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It's Wurstfest Time!

Last night was the kickoff of the 2010 edition of the Wurstfest, in one of my all-time favorite towns, New Braunfels, Texas. Even more special, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Celebration of Sausage! Plenty to do, with dancing, drinking, eating, drinking, polkas, drinking, melodramas (Harry Potwurst and Order of the Opas; […]

Friday Follies: Baked Potatoes, Southern Style

Okay, it’s not Cajun or Creole; but it’s definitely Southern, and you need to know about it …

You see, there’s a Significant Threat to a great Southern tradition. It all begins with turpentine. You know, the liquid distilled from pine tree gum in the deep South? Well, it was an industrially important solvent for […]

Hey Y'all, It's Boudin Cookoff Time!

Coming soon to Lafayette, Louisiana, is one of the major festivals in the whole culinary world: The Boudin Cook-Off. When, exactly, you ask? Well, don’t go to their website for that answer; it’s not there. Google will tell you it’s on the 17th, at Parc Sans Souci.

It’s only a one-day event, but there will […]

Salmagundi, a Special Sunday Edition

With the month about to wrap up, I thought I’d bring in some “short bites” that won’t make a full article for the Underground:

The Austin Chronicle reviews a new book by a local author, Ms. Gesine Bullock-Prado: “Confections of a Closet Master Baker.”
If you’re in the Austin area, check out some of the food […]

Friday Follies X: The Food X-Files

So the weekend’s upon us, and you want to get out of the house. After all, the honey-do list is overwhelming, the kids are hanging around now that school’s out, and there’s a whole wonderful world waiting for you out there. Of course, with gas prices like they are, you can’t go far, but maybe […]