New Edible

New issue of the venerable Edible Austin. Pick it up at all your favoriate places: Central Market, Whole Foods, Asti, Alamo Drafthouse, Hotel San Jose, Austin Public Library, Book People, Boggy Creek…

In Season

At the Austin Farmers Market this Saturday, it was easy to see what people mean by “in season”. I got two words for you: peppers and okra. Not that there is anything wrong with that. There were a few other things around that I grabbed: collards and butternut squash. Which, led to the above: rack […]

Triangle Wednesday

We pedaled over to the Wednesday Austin Farmers’ Market at the Triangle. Perfect weather. We ordered pizza and wine from Mandola’s and had a picnic on the grass. Kids, dogs and vegetables everywhere.

Cheater Bread

Plenty of holes, not much joy. They call it “no-knead” bread. And yes, it worked. It looked great, didn’t take much effort but last the complex flavor I was looking for. This was like bread: great to look at but not much to talk about. There is a video and a printed recipe that is […]

Simple Plan

I attempted to duplicate a wonderfully simple pasta dish at Asti: Capellini Neopolitano with Crushed Tomato, Garlic & Basil. Man, simple is hard! It was pretty close, but didn’t ring the bell. Making my own pasta goes a long way, but not all the way there. I guess that’s another reason to keep going out […]

The Long Mix

The latest (in a seemingly endless series of variations) pizza crust to hit the oven at chez Bowers is a little something I call ‘the long mix’. I have been working more flour into the dough. Adding small amounts and mixing/kneadng for an extended time (I use a KitchenAid standing mixer) is working well. I […]