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Taqueria Chapala

  Taqueria Chapala 2101 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702   If you think it’s tough choosing where to eat BBQ in Austin, you should try choosing a place to eat Mexican food (which for these purposes also includes Tex Mex!). Although one...
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DIY bacon & pecan pralines are everything

There are certain culinary trends that are well and truly overplayed and can probably go away now, like trying to Jenga an entire menu of fried shit on top of a Bloody Mary. But then there are others that, despite being oversaturated, will always...
The Joint BBQ restaurant New Orleans

The Joint – turns out there’s great BBQ in Louisiana

The Joint 701 Mazant St New Orleans, LA 70117   In the last ten years I think I’ve travelled to New Orleans well over ten times. I reckon that’s a pretty solid effort considering I’m usually covering around 9500 miles to get there from Australia....
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How to make Sun Pickles

My grandma has been making these pickles for as long as I remember. She’s Czech, but most of the recipes in her repertoire are Hungarian, so let’s settle on it and just agree that Sun Pickles originate from a European tradition. Sun pickles are...
Why people love Whataburger

The reliable comfort that is Whataburger

No Texan will need to read this post. Because they’ll know. They’ll know as soon as they read the title. But anyone visiting Texas needs to know about Whataburger. Yes, it’s a fast food chain, but it’s unique to Texas and so adored by Lone...
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cerveza marinaded carne asada tacos

Sometimes there are kitchen moments where what you’ve cooked looks nothing like it did in your head or the magazine picture. And then there are those home cooking moments where your creation is so triumphant, there just aren’t enough social media outlets to share...
Smoke stained walls at Louie Mueller barbecue in Taylor TX

Louie Mueller – the grand cathedral of Texas BBQ

Louie Mueller BBQ Some barbecue restaurants are iconic. They’ve been in business forever and a day, randomly located in some small, unremarkable town. They look like you want them to look; creaking screen doors, seemingly ancient pits, dining room walls stained with smoke and age. They stay...
DIY sweet tea infused vodka

DIY Sweet Tea Vodka

Sweet tea is as ubiquitous in the South as Kudzu or College Football. Refreshing and with a good hit of fat-cutting tart tannins, it’s arguably the official accompanying (non-alcoholic) drink of barbecue. So, what if you were to kick this nectar up a notch and spike it with...
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How to ‘reverse sear’ cook a steak

Have you heard of this reverse sear thing? It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Traditionally, a restaurant method of cooking steak involved searing over incredibly high heat, then transferring to an oven to finish on a more gentle heat until done. The reverse sear...
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Beef Tallow Body Butter – it’s meat cosmetics!

This entire post started as a typo. A friend send me a message about a wagyu burger he’d had on the weekend, but instead of ‘burger’ he’d typed ‘butter’. WAGYU BUTTER Y’ALL! A frantic instant-gratification fuelled internet search ensued which eventually led me to the world of tallow...