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There’s a longstanding association between good times and food on a stick. Whether it’s the offerings at fairs and rodeos, where a dizzying array of items are available on a stick for eating on the move, or beloved childhood memories of roasting marshmallows on long roasting forks, food on a…

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Sure, there’s an official date on the calendar for the first day of summer, but a lot of us have our own personal start to the season. It might be that first plunge into still-cool water, or the first outdoor band concert. One sure-fire announcement of summer’s arrival is biting into the fir…

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Almost every national or regional cuisine has its own kind of sausage. Fans of Tex-Mex and Mexican cooking will attest to the delicious addition Mexico has made to the global realm of sausage: Chorizo, a bulk sausage made of finely ground beef, pork or other meat, brings flavor to many dishes.

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With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, it’s time for summery sides that are cool and easy. Whether it’s a meal fixed on the grill, a party dish to share or a make-ahead salad, all the usual favorites are about to make their seasonal debut.

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Few things sound as appealing as a spring evening in a lush garden, and Saturday’s Potters & Chefs dinner in the Seeding Galveston garden ups the appeal even further by adding live music, handmade ceramics, chef-prepared salads, a silent auction and baby goats.

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Party guests. Visiting vacationers. Your childrens’ friends, and your friends’ children. They all have one thing in common: They’re going to show up at your house hungry. This is the time of year when the stream of visitors can turn into a happy torrent, and having a few simple, crowd-pleasi…

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Watching the news unfold daily in the ongoing battle for Ukraine, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and give up, shrugging that there’s nothing we can do from half a world away. Galvestonian Mariia Lisova refuses to take that approach, though, and is using her culinary skills as a weapon to fight …

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Rain or shine, the upcoming Rotary Crawfish Boil is sure to be a-peeling. The event is moving to the covered breezeway and outdoor plaza on the south side of the Moody Gardens Convention Center, with ample space for eating crawfish and other Cajun favorites, Zydeco dancing and activities for…

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Every holiday has its own food traditions, but few holidays have as widely divergent menus as Easter. For some, it’s an early brunch with a chaser of chocolate eggs. For others, it’s a full celebration of spring, replete with all the fresh ingredients that reach their peak in spring, like la…

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It’s practically a rite of passage for Galveston County children to make a trip to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin to pick strawberries. It’s as much of a spring tradition for some families as that classic shot of the kids in a field of bluebonnets, and easier to work into the family schedule becaus…

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Even at a time when we all have a million recipes available through the Internet, cookbooks have a place in many kitchens. Whether it’s a vintage collection of classic recipes, a new cookbook from a celebrity chef or a culinary oddity from the pop culture of the last millennium, this weekend…

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Visiting Seattle is a treat for anyone who likes to eat. A stunning number of variations on salmon dishes, a vast array of Asian cuisine and fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean make for a memorable culinary adventure.