Two years ago we tracked the progress of cupcakes through the Texas Legislature, or more specifically, a bill that allowed home bakers to legally sell their goods under certain provisions. That bill passed and now there are many happy home bakers and full bellies around the state.
But, equal rights ... More >>
Last week Nancy Nichols published a post on Side Dish that pondered the state of New York-style delis in Dallas. Nichols collected a few comments from a previous article on the recent closing of Gio's Café and New York Deli. Those comments offered some theories on why delis haven't worked here in t ... More >>
I have a bread baker on my holiday list, which means I've had a solid excuse for spending time researching various cookbooks the past few days. First, I landed on Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza. It seemed a perfect fit for the baker who was not quite novice, but ... More >>
The Village Baking Company "Boulangerie" (which is a fancy French way of saying it's a fancy French bakery) has opened a new retail storefront at 5531 E. University in what used to be a Whole Foods bakery. Inside, this small bakery has a whiff of quaint charm and looks like it's been overflowing wit ... More >>
Maybe, just sometimes, dreams do come true. When I penned a blog post last month fantasizing about a perfect menu for Meze, the new restaurant from the Ziziki's folks that will replace Commissary in One Arts Plaza, I was certain it would fall on deaf ears. No more small plates I begged, and I hoped ... More >>
I'm having a hard time sitting on a recent fantasy regarding Meze, the new spot to be opened by the Ziziki's folks in One Arts Plaza. The Commissary may have been plagued with consistently poor service and other snafus, but they actually plated up an exemplary burger. Its recent shuttering was a lo ... More >>
I'm often bitching about Dallas' bread culture: bad hoagies, worse cheese steaks, zippy bagels and a dirth of crusty baguettes. Some places work at it, though. At Carbone's, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, Julian Barsotti makes a likeable focaccia. It reminded me of the puffy breads that come out ... More >>
As previously noted on several occasions, last year the Texas legislature passed a law that allows home bakers to legally sell their goods from home under some very specific guidelines (Senate Bill 81). And each time I type out another article about this issue, I think, "Well, that should do it." It ... More >>
The Texas Baker's Bill is getting closer to being useful to bakers.
Late last week, news circulated about new language for the Texas Food Cottage Law, which passed last year and allows home bakers to legally sell their goods with a few certain conditions. After the law was passed, the Texas Departm ... More >>
I love bakers. Not because they smell like brown sugar and cinnamon. Or even because they make superhero birthday cakes. Nope. I love bakers because they're scrappy.
Back in June, the state enacted the Cottage Food Law, allowing home bakers to sell their goods under a few guidelines. Within that l ... More >>
Yesterday, the Department of State Health Services hosted a meeting in Austin on the proposed new labeling rules for the Texas Cottage Food law, which have bakers in an uproar. And if this video wasn't a clear indication of how the city of Plano feels about the newfound freedom of home bakers, their ... More >>
City of Ate reported recently that the Texas Department of State Health Services had proposed new rules for the Cottage Food Law that passed last year, designed to make it easier for home bakers to peddle their deliciousness.
The law required DSHS to establish specific rules for the home-baker bus ... More >>
During the last state legislative session, the Cottage Food Law was passed, clearing the way for home bakers to sell certain goods from their home. Guidelines were established, including limiting annual gross sales to less than $50,000, requiring in-person transactions and limiting sales to non-pote ... More >>
Chad Fitzgerald owns Cake Guys, a cakery with locations in both Dallas and Duncanville. He's also a constant on season two of TLC's Next Great Baker, which premiered Monday night. (Fitzgerald was part of the night's winning team). The next day, we got with Chad and talked to him about the show's pre ... More >>
Jimmy's Italian Stallion. Not a hoagieOh Dallas. I'm about ready to admit defeat. In a story I did calling for hoagie suggestions to satisfy my East Coast carpetbagging cravings, many chimed in citing Jimmy's, The Great Outdoors, Biladelphia, Great American Hero and more. I asked for shredded ... More >>
whatscookingamerica.netSourdough starterImagine, if you will, your grandmother's refrigerator or possibly her pantry. Open it. Look inside. Somewhere there on either the second or first (if it wasn't too cold) shelves there's a jar. It probably has plastic wrap or a cloth affixed to the top of it ... More >>