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Weekend Chef: Chashu pork for ramen



I am kind of an instant ramen junkie — not as bad as Hans Lienesch of The Ramen Rater, but pretty close. I know instant ramen gets a bad rap here in the U.S., but I think that is because we normally don’t add any of the s... Read more

Weekend Chef: 2014, My Year With Food



2014 was a tasty year of food for me. For starters there was the first ever Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival featuring foodie events like the “Grand Tasting” and the $500 a plate... Read more

Weekend Chef: 2014 Shake and Bake Off at TMS



It is a big sports weekend with both the Final Four at AT&T Stadium and the Sprint Cup & Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 and Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. But for me it has b... Read more

Weekend Chef: Cooking salmon in a fish tank



Everyone knows I do most of my cooking on the grill, but sometimes I use a technique call sous vide (which is French for “under vacuum”). So what exactly is cooking sous vide? Probably the most "opposite" way to cook from grilling, us... Read more

Weekend Chef: Grilled lobsters



Valentine’s Day is almost here -- has it already been a year? Last year, I fixed lobster tails for that special meal, which really impressed my wife. This year I decided to do whole lobsters! Read more

Weekend chef: 2014 Super Bowl recipes to cheer for



Super Bowl Sunday comes once a year, but, lucky for you, I grill up delicious and gut-busting grub all year long. So, without further ado (that means no more messin' around), here is my 2014 list of my favorite recipes that'll score big with your guests on gameday. Read more

Weekend Chef: homemade hot sauce!

hot sauce steve

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I have been thinking a lot about hot sauce after making my Sriracha ketchup a couple of weeks ago. So when I noticed a lot of ripe peppers in my Read more

Weekend Chef: Hand-cut fries with spicy Sriracha ketchup


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Lots of burger talk is going down as we prepare for the 2013 DFW.com Burger Battle. But before the battle begins, I want to give a shout-out to the fries. You know, the humble side dish served with almost every b... Read more

Weekend Chef: Big weekend at Twenty at the Tower

Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival

It was a big weekend for Twenty at the Tower, a series of pop-up dinners this June and July featuring local chefs and benefiting the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. The surprise guest chefs were Tim ... Read more

Weekend Chef road trip: Omaha beef, ramen and sushi


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It has been a long time since I've been on a 2-week road trip… Matter of fact, I am pretty sure I was riding in the back of a station wagon the last time I went on a trip this long. But my wife’s high school reunion was coming up in Omaha (I have been forbidden to say what year), so we ... Read more

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