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Tag Archives | Winter 2016-2017 Issue Highlights

The Blithe Spirits of Herman Marshall

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Herman Beckley (left) and Marshall Louis.

Story by Cody Neathery • Photography by Desiree Espada

Lowering a copper rod called a “whiskey thief ” into a 53-gallon white oak barrel, distiller Herman Beckley captures a sample of his unfinished bourbon. He pours the fiery liquid—clocking in at 118 proof—into my glass and gives fair warning.…

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Farming for Chefs (and other visionaries)

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Cartermere’s English breed Hampshire sheep have adapted to North Texas’ climate

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Hearty Naked Neck Poulet Rouge are so named for featherless necks

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The Carter family (from left): Nelson, Sandy, Landon, Lincoln with Liliana in front
Photos by Woodsy Wonders Photography

Cartermere isn’t a household name on the farmers market circuit, in part because the relatively young Celina farm started out with the goal of supplying chefs.…

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Raising Cane

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Recipes and photos by Ellise Pierce

I did not grow up eating cane syrup. I was—and have always considered myself to be—a sorghum girl.

When my Birmingham, Alabama-born mom made cornpone to accompany dinner, which was more often than not, afterwards Daddy would get the paint gallon-size can of sorghum out of the cabinet and spoon the brownish-black goo onto his dinner plate.…

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How Sweet It Is

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Photo courtesy Henderson Daily News

“Go into any East Texas café and ask about cane syrup,” says 65-yearold Dudley Mosele. “Every old-timer has a story, and they all begin with ‘when I was a child…’”

For Mosele, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S.…

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Cookbooks for Gifting

Cookbooks make great gifts, easy to pack if your holiday plans include travel. Pair your favorite with a festive apron, kitchen utensils or a gift certificate to a local food store. Make one the centerpiece of a gift basket filled with farmers market finds.…

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One Big Pot

comfort food to feed a crowd

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Recipes and Photography by Meredith Steele

When I think of winter, I immediately envision a warm house full of family and friends telling stories while a big pot of something delicious simmers away in the kitchen.…

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Shopping Italian? There’s only one Jimmy’s

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Brothers Mike (left) and Paul DiCarlo took over their father’s East Dallas
grocery and turned it into Dallas’ go-to Italian spot—with a side of local finds.

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

With its red, white and green awnings on a vintage brick storefront, Jimmy’s Food Store in East Dallas looks like it fell out of Little Italy.…

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NOTABLE EDIBLES: WINTER 2016-2017

LUV A LUFFA

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Story and photography by Monica Johnson

Luffas can be found in showers across the world, but do you know where they come from? Hint: it’s not the ocean. A natural substance often used for scrubbing, luffas grow on sprawling vines that produce pretty yellow flowers and a fruit that, when picked young, tastes like a cross between a cucumber and zucchini.…

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