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Posted By Judie Byrd on 2016 Apr 19 - 1:50pm

There are big changes happening at The Culinary School of Fort Worth. After starting the school in 1984 and growing it into a nationally accredited chef school, my husband, Bill, and I decided in 2014 that it was time to semi-retire and sell. The reins of running the business are now in the hands...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2016 Mar 29 - 3:23pm

COOKING IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR PROFESSIONAL CHEFS. Whether in a restaurant kitchen, a culinary school, or catering for parties and events, working chefs are surrounded by food every day, all day. Many will tell you that after making food all day at work, they still enjoy coming home to rustle up...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2016 Mar 29 - 3:12pm

Whether you call ‘em crawfish, crawdads, crayfish or mudbugs, the freshwater crustacean best known for being boiled in large quantities with plenty of Cajun spice is now in season. For folks in Louisiana, where the vast majority of the United States’ annual harvest (a whopping 100...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2016 Feb 19 - 11:28am

As the wife of a veggie burger aficionado (Bill is vegetarian), I can lead you to local restaurants that serve the best ones. I also have various go-to recipes for really yummy homemade versions. But the best veggie burger I’ve eaten in a long time came my way a few weeks ago from my...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2016 Jan 21 - 11:49am

Real, honest-to-goodness grocery store butchers – artisans really, who cut meat by hand, using ultra-sharpened knives and a good cutting board – have all but disappeared in America. “Most grocery stores get their meat already wrapped and ready to sell,” says Carey Wilson,...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2015 Dec 28 - 2:00pm

Tasty rubs made in Texas

Living in a divided household regarding barbecue preference, my husband swears by Kansas City joints where he grew up giving his patronage, such as Arthur Bryant’s and Joe’s Kansas City. In the name of research, I’ve partaken of the famous burnt ends and ribs, but I have to say...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2015 Nov 16 - 3:30pm

Local brothers add a kick to your cocktail.

All of the food at the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival was so delicious that it stuck with us. And, thankfully, there was one item we actually took home. Locally based Halo del Santo margarita salt is the brainchild of brothers Matt and Scott Hackler. The duo took a vacation to Jalisco, found...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Oct 22 - 9:27am

Blaine Staniford, executive chef of GRACE, keeps guests salivating with his seasonal, innovative menu additions.

| by FWTX Staff | Always one to stay sharp and perfect his culinary artistry, Chef Staniford recently strutted his stuff at a dinner entitled Modern Texan Elegance at The Beard House in New York. Upon his return to Fort Worth’s GRACE Restaurant, he unveiled several new untraditional dishes...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 28 - 10:52am

Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday

| by Brianna Kessler | Could you eat tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner? If you answered yes, chances are you’re from Fort Worth. Everyone knows Texans love their Tex-Mex and love their tacos even more. NBCDFW.com reported that Estately, an online blog, conducted a survey, "Most...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2015 Sep 1 - 10:15am

The word is out, and Gino’s East is drawing big crowds.

First things first: Don’t be in a hurry when visiting Gino’s East. The inaugural North Texas location of the storied Chicago pizzeria chain opened this spring in Arlington and is still experiencing lengthy wait times, and that’s just for a table. It’s another 45 minutes for...

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