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Author Archive | Eve Hill-Agnus

The Curious Gardener

Photography by Desiree Espada

It was Rebecca Allinson’s boundless curiosity and generosity that landed her home-grown produce at Chad Houser’s Café Momentum, a restaurant in downtown Dallas where at-risk youth learn to be cooks and servers. She arrived with seed packets and said to Houser, “I’d like to grow them for you.…

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LAMB TALES: THE HODGES OF STERLING CITY

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My first taste came in the form of the meatballs at Eno’s Pizza in the Bishop Arts District: savory, dripping and juicy, they made me reach for more napkins. My second was at Small Brewpub, where Misti Norris, one of Dallas’ most creative and avant-garde new chefs, had accented a plush, cool tartare with puffed rice, plum, fennel pollen, sour honey and dill.…

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TENDING THE NURSERY

Aaron Pinkus, Blue Label Herbs

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Photography by Melinda Ortley

The temperature is barely above freezing on the January day I visit Nortex Wholesale Nursery in Wylie. The company’s 33-year-old Vice President and General Manager Aaron Pinkus greets me in his fleece shirt and down vest and leads me to one of the 20 greenhouses adorning their 49-acre property.…

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SUMMER RECIPES: IN THE RAW: IT’S A PICNIC

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Haylee Otto, Eve Hill-Agnus and Phebe Phillips
enjoy a raw picnic at the Dallas arboretum.

Photography by Melinda Ortley

Raw-foodies Haylee Otto and Phebe Phillips know the stereotypes about a raw vegan diet. “People think it’s iceberg lettuce and carrot sticks,” Haylee says.…

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BACK OF THE HOUSE: THE NEW FACES OF CULINARY ARTS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARGARET WOLF

At Moisés E. Molina High School in Oak Cliff, students troop into Ann Guffey’s culinary arts class. “This is the guys’ table!” declares the victor of a quick round of Rock-Paper-Scissors. He triumphantly stakes a spot at one of the sanitized, stainless steel worktables that are part of Guffey’s push to professionalize the program she took over four years ago.…

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CULT OF TASTE: A CHEESEMAKER’S FANTASY CAMP

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD ADAMS

W

e’re not bound for the Brazos Bingo Hall next door or looking to service our jet skis at Frog’s Power Sports. We’ve come to this narrow storefront tucked off the highway leading out of Granbury to visit Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese, where we will take part in the most intensive cheesmaking workshop in Texas.…

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French Sorrel Soup de ma Grand-Mère

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Kneeling on the right is Eve’s grandmother Simone Agnus. Her
grandfather Albert is bending over her aunt Francoise’s pram. The little boy is
Eve’s father Jean-Michel. The setting is the village of Passy-les-Tours in 1942.

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Proust had his madeleine. What sends me back to childhood is sorrel soup.…

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