Julia Child

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Chef Uno Immanivong on Learning from Anthony Bourdain and Growing Chino Chinatown

    Since her appearance on ABC's popular cooking show The Taste, Chef Uno Immanivong has been on a pretty wild ride. Just a year and a half after filming the show alongside mentor Anthony Bourdain, Immanivong is three months into owning her first restaurant. That restaurant, Trinity Groves' Chino Chin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: Lisa Garza of Sissy's Shares Her Favorite Cookbooks and Meals

    Each week (or thereabout) we ask a local chef three burning questions about their favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. Today we chat with the proprietress of Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, Lisa Garza, who has small library of cookbooks, but swears off some foods. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    PBS Digital Studios Make Julia Child Remix in Honor of Her 100th Birthday

    Turn the house speakers all the way up and let Julia Child, with her blessed chocolate-loving soul and gracious spirit, invade every nook and cranny of your chalet. As HufPo reported, in celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday on August 15, PBS Digital Studios made a Julia Child Remix ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 26, 2012

    At Jeff Harris' Bolsa, One Dish Reveals the Chef's Chops

    Want to measure a chef? Look to his chicken.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Komali Chef Anastacia Quinones on the Allure of Victor Tango's, the Mulato Chili and More

    Anastacia Quiñones is just one week into her new job as chef at the modern Mexican cuisine spot Komali. The Dallas native attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York, then fell in love with San Francisco after just several hours visiting. After working there for a few years, she returned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Tracing the Origins of Rockwall's Bin 303

    Growing up in Amarillo, Mat Nugent's mom was, in today's lingo, a "foodie." She taught classes in French cooking, hosted parties to display her culinary skills and, of course, watched Julia Child. Her interest rubbed off on son Mat, who split his TV time between cartoons and cooking shows. So when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Jennie Kelley's Different Kind of Spree

    FoxPolyphonic Spree member Jennie Kelley competes on MasterChef.​Jennie Kelley may possess no more or less an unusual background as preparation for being one of the latest contestants to face the kitchen fire of notable British hothead, Gordon Ramsay on his second season of the MasterChef seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Canada's Answer to Julia Child? "Mais non" (Not)

    Laura Calder​Whether it's intended or not really doesn't matter: The minute a cooking program dubs itself French Food at Home and offers up a chef trying to be as understated, quirkily charming, yet educational as, yes, la grande dame d'American French cooking -- Julia Child -- it's setting it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Julia and Andrew: Keep Today's TV Chefs;
    Give Me the Queen of the Kitchen.

    Julia Child​I'll gladly admit it: I'm a nostalgia freak. If I don't answer my phone immediately, it's because I'm gorging on the video I.V. drip of YouTube, jaw slackened as I watch old interviews with fave bands from the bell-bottomed '70s. That same penchant for the grainy imaged past plu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Gift Ideas for Cooks When a Dreidel Isn't Enough

    Since Chanukah's not traditionally a gift-giving holiday (it's a minor festival trumped up to keep assimilation-minded Jews from celebrating Christmas, but I'll save that screed for another day), I typically don't bother making a wish list. As a kid, my loot usually consisted of dreidels and socks, ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    Down on the Farm: Are Women Being Denied Credit for Changes to Eating Habits?

    In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.​Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape. Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Chef Tell: Dishes in Disguise?

    ​Last night's episode of Top Chef provided A) the best text messages sent by friends watching the show before I was, and B) the most quality "sheesh"-inducing insults during tasting and Judges' Table so far this season.I knew the Quickfire was going to be good because well, I got a text that said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Second Floor's J. Chastain Whips Up a Blend of Simple, Local, Classic and Modern Techniques

    Photo by Robert Bostick​Time was, the only chefs most of us knew by name were Julia Child and that Boyardee guy. Not anymore. With the crush of talented wizards working magic in Dallas kitchens, it pays to know just who is behind the saute pan at your favorite eatery. To help you keep track, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Shelf Help: Some 'Other' Cookbooks Worth A Peek

    ​As the Julia Child renaissance rush continues, Joseph Mason of Borders in the West Village says Mastering the Art of French Cooking is flying off the shelves. He's barely able to keep the classic best seller in stock, given the hoards of wanna-be French Chefs inspired by the hit movie Julie and ... More >>

  • Film

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Child's Play: Julie Powell Talks About Having Her Life Made Into a Movie. Kind Of.

    Julie Powell​Word is the Dallas Museum of Art still has overflow-simulcast tickets left for tonight's appearance by Julie Powell, the former blogger-turned-book author whose moniker makes up one half of the movie title Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as the Au ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009
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    June 22, 2009

    Keeping Score

    Zorilla, via FlickrSix months (plus a couple) into City of Ate and I'm still trying to figure out blogging. In the past couple of months, we've also added twitter--fortunately handed to someone else, since my response to the first mention of it was along the lines of 'I've read about it in the paper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Kitchen Wasteland

    Just how many food shows do we need hanging out in and around Dallas, distracting our chefs and disrupting meals?Oxygen will be shooting the Naughty Kitchen at Central 214 for the next few months. The contest winner with the hair was back in the area--this time in Cowtown. A mom from Keller is vying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    On The Range: Chiles Rellenos

    Chiles rellenos, Emeril-stylePoblano peppers or Anaheim? When making chiles rellenos, the chef must first consider which pepper might better serve his or her vision of the completed dish. Indeed, they are similar and both are widely used, but tasting reveals subtle but noticeable differences. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    10 Questions: Christopher Short

    You may not know his name. Short shies away from cameras and microphones, after all. But only a few chefs have a longer resume, at least when it comes to cooking in Dallas.Bella, a brand new spot in the Quadrangle, is his first small kitchen. Through much of his 25 years in the city, Short handled d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009


    A culinary master teaches classic prep

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    10 Questions: James Neel

    He wanted to be a chef since the age of six, when he would "surprise" his parents with self-taught recipes. Neel's first professional role, however, was at the famous Ninfa's in Houston--as a dishwasher.After working his way up to a chef's apprentice role, he attended cooking school at Le Cordon Ble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Lost In Translation

    One thing you will never see on City of Ate or in Observer reviews--except perhaps in mocking form--is the word 'foodie.' In part, this is personal preference. The cute diminutive nickname just sounds so damn childish. But my distaste for the term stems from something decidedly generational (and alm ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Child's Play

    Lawry's honors the mother of cooking shows

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Took 50 Years, But, Finally, Dallas Officially Recognizes Helen Corbitt

    Amy Severson, keeper of The Dallas Cook Book, has done her good deed for the year -- which year, you decide. Today she writes of a very special something she received from City Hall: "a City of Dallas Special Recognition for Helen Corbitt, with a gold seal, red ribbons, the whole shebang." Severson ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Cook or Kook?

    Yan shows Central Market how it's done

  • Dining

    May 8, 2008
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    August 17, 2006


    A few glowing embers can be found at Firehouse

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    May 5, 2005
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    May 5, 2005
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    October 21, 2004

    Dead Heat

    Da De Los Muertos exhibit returns with the monarchs

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Chicken

    Ali Baba Cafe

  • Dining

    September 9, 2004


    Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004
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    August 19, 2004
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    October 30, 2003
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    August 7, 2003

    Salad Days

    Star chefs host a toss-up

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2002

    Naked Ambition

    Jamie Oliver shows his twist at Central Market

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    Ballsy dining

    Eating at Mel's on Main takes uncommon valor

  • Calendar

    October 7, 1999

    Totally baked

    Julia Child returns to Dallas

  • Culture

    May 29, 1997

    Top breed

    Dog Show has the pedigree of pure Beckett

  • Dining

    May 8, 1997

    Taking a stand

    Rebellious Chef Danielle Custer creates a risky menu for Laurels

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    Bread and Circuses

    When food legend Julia Child came to Texas spreading her gospel of good eating, no one was spared. Not even Big Tex

  • Dining

    October 3, 1996
  • Dining

    June 20, 1996

    No place in the West End

    To hell with authenticity, Y.O. Ranch has great cowboy grub

  • Dining

    December 7, 1995

    Pretty package

    La Petite Maison masters form, but the contents need a bit of work

  • Calendar

    April 6, 1995
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