Genius in a Bottle: Decanting a bottle of house wine serves no purpose and...

BY CARLOS CARDENASThe restaurant industry isn’t easy work. But ask anyone who has worked in a restaurant for years and many of them will...

It’s as easy as chicken, salsa and cheese

After a crazy week of rain and flooding, I needed a simple, stress-free slowcooker recipe, preferably one with five ingredients or less.I found this...

Weslaco pitmaster changed careers to pursue passion

Smokin’ Moon & Beer Garden pitmaster Joel Garcia said his passion for barbecue blossomed while traveling around Texas, crossing off his list of the...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A vegan-friendly alternative to a favorite comfort food

Slow Cookin' w/ Pete: Vegan ChiliOne reason I started slow cooking meals was to keep track of my diet.Two years ago, my doctor told...

Former engineer walks away from career to sell coffee

When Michelle Quiroz walked away from a 12-year career in engineering to pursue her passion of coffee, it wasn’t without apprehension.Some questioned her resignation...

Bodega’s Service Industry Night a chance to feature local culinary talent

Sundays are similar to Fridays in the food service industry after crews survived the rushes of the weekend, said owner and chef of Bodega...

Canned food myths debunked

METRO The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials. However, there are some people who still harbor concerns about...

Long live the queen: A look at chardonnay

BY CARLOS CARDENASIf cabernet is king of all grapes, then chardonnay is without question the queen. The result of a crossbreeding between pinot noir,...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Salsa verde honey-lime tacos

Slow cooker recipes introduced me to the world of chicken tenders. Before I started using the appliance, I never thought about cooking the smaller...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A healthy, protein-packed recipe perfect for meal prepping

Using a slow cooker has been my way of meal prepping. I will make two slow cooker meals a week which will last me...