Month: March 2009

Eat your pasta

This dish may look like pasta, but it smells like pastry. Look again. This bowl of cake took honors in the Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake “wackiest” category. Pasta Dad works in the restaurant business, and it appears as if he gathered a little inspiration at the office. Please pass the pasta!

Icing on the cake marks true secret of Father-Son Cake Bake

The Father-Son Cake Bake Team wiped down the counters and swept up the sugar just in time to enter their cakes in the Pack 61 Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake. Designed as a fundraiser, this year’s cakes were judged by two gracious Whole Foods cake decorators who didn’t actually taste the cakes, but judged them on their appearance, …

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Off the menu at SXSW . . . food or the respect of food?

Resting off the menu of Austin’s SXSW Monday evening  . . . the table, food, drink. Whole Foods Market and Go Texan hosted the Austin360 Food & Wine Blogger Bash at WFM Culinary Center. With local chefs Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due, and Tyson Cole of Uchi positioned as heads at this table, they elevated the food platform and …

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Second-hand cookbooks measure up

Second-hand cookbooks Second-hand cookbooks measure up if you give them a chance. The Cookery extends a grateful thanks across Austin to a book treasure hunter, our friend Jane, for the latest acquisition for our collection. Middle Eastern, vegetarian, French or light and easy, we’ve learned not to snub our noses at used cookbooks. Looking to pick up a …

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This one’s for the birds

Take life outside with this recipe for the birds. We’re trying to attract hummingbirds with hummingbird friendly plants and a fresh batch of nectar. Here’s a simple syrup recipe from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Hummingbird Roundup: syrup recipe

Bakers Ready

Feeding the masses? Preheating required. We received these bakers washed and wrapped to help prepare a meal for a large group. We fired up The Cookery’s oven for this hot potato project. 25 potatoes. 350 degrees. 90 minutes. Done.