By Cuisine

salt and time

It takes a little Salt & Time

Anyone interested in meat and food in Austin has probably heard of Salt & Time butcher shop and Salumeria. And with good reason. Yes, butchery is cool again, mainly because people are starting to give more of a crap about where their meat is coming from, what they’re...
easy homemade jalapeno and tomato fire roasted salsa

the best (and easiest) fire roasted salsa

For real though, when killer salsa is this easy to make, there’s nearly no excuse to buy the premade kind. Well, maybe if you’re in Texas or the Southwest and have access to some pretty amazeballs jars of salsa. I can tell you right now, that ketchup-based...
brisket-Valentinas

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ is the perfect fusion cuisine

Valentina’s TexMex BBQ Sometimes fusion cuisines are a really good idea. The uniting of Korean food with tacos blew our minds. Bacon combined with nearly any time of dessert is always a magical experience. It was only really a matter of time before someone actively* brought...
a consumer's guide to eating a barbecue joints

Smoke & Mirrors: a guide to understanding barbecue restaurants

“Hey, you seem like a pretty OK person, but sometimes you can be a real elitist when it comes to BBQ. What’s up with that?” Oh hey yourself! Thanks for asking. Yeah, I have pretty strong opinions on barbecue. Well see, Texas (and all other smoker...
A&M meat sausage football

Meat University – it’s a real thing!

If you understand anything about college football rivalries, you’ll understand why the photo above is so unusual. It’s not just because I actually published a photo of myself in a hairnet, but rather as a huge University of Texas Longhorns fan, wearing anything A&M...
Old Fashioned with Buffalo Trace

Texas smoked honey Old Fashioned

It’s pretty traditional to celebrate happy occasions in life with a toast. Or at least a couple of drinks. I seems fitting then to create a cocktail to celebrate my new appointment as Australian brand ambassador for Buffalo Trace bourbon and Tito’s Vodka (!!!)....
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Company Burger, I’m sorry I didn’t try you sooner.

The Company Burger This is a tale of “it is better to have Company Burgered late to the party than never to have Company Burgered at all”. I reckon I’ve been travelling to New Orleans for well over a decade now. In the beginning,...
duck caramel

salted duck fat caramels with vanilla & bourbon

Yeah you read right. Duck fat caramels. Legit meat candy. I was completely inspired by the Olive & Sinclair duck fat caramels which I spotted in my Garden & Gun magazine, yet grossly disadvantaged as they don’t ship to Australia. So I took matters into my own...
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Fond artery-hardening memories of the State Fair of Texas

I finally got to tick another “Texas must do” off my list this year by visiting the State Fair up in Dallas. It’s known for Big Tex (a beloved but incredibly creepy 50 foot talking statue), the Oklahoma Vs Texas Red River Rivalry game...
Hays county barbecue san marcos bbq

Why Hays Co Bar-B-Que is completely worth the drive.

Hays Co Bar-B-Que 1612 S IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 Generally when recommending the premiere barbecue locations in Austin, you have to also include the warning that there will likely be some kind of line, or wait, or that they sell out early.  But what...