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‘Delicious Mischief Cookbook’ in October

Coming up on a quarter-century ago, John DeMers was just loosening his belt as a “food writer” (he had not known such a job existed in journalism, until he had it) when he received a remarkable proposition over lunch – and set about attempting to turn it down. Would he, the radio station manager asked, […]

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‘Breakfast Market’ in Warsaw a Total Foodie Fantasy

Each weekend at the Targ Sniadaniowy in Warsaw (and now four additional Polish cities), people who love flavor for flavor’s sake turn out to taste, talk and buy. Translated as “breakfast market,” the event and/or destination combines the best parts of farmers market, gourmet shop and pop-up restaurant, letting Poles raised on their hearty native cuisine […]

wine

Fine French Wines, Going Once…

Have you ever wondered what $300,000 worth of French wine might look like? And no, it doesn’t resemble all the containers piled on the docks at Marseille, or even a single bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. If you’re excited by this prospect, you’d better grab ye olde checkbook and head to Lewis & Maese […]

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Oct. 18 Preview: Pluckers, Bistro Menil

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  In most households across Texas, football season has definitely arrived. And it’s definitely arrived at a restaurant/sports bar in several Texas cities called Pluckers, where the love of chicken and pigskin (the sport, people) reaches all-new Heights. […]

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Grilled Redfish Melt

Recently I tasted the Redfish Melt courtesy of exec chef Austin Kirzner of Red Fish Grill in the New Orleans French Quarter. If you’ve tasted only the 1950s-style canned tuna version of this American classic, boy are you in for a treat. Tomato Jam: 12 tomatoes 1 quart Karo syrup 1 quart red wine vinegar […]

Tastings

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‘Breakfast Market’ in Warsaw a Total Foodie Fantasy

Each weekend at the Targ Sniadaniowy in Warsaw (and now four additional Polish cities), people who love flavor for flavor’s sake turn out to taste, talk and buy. Translated as “breakfast market,” the event and/or destination combines the best parts of farmers market, gourmet shop and pop-up restaurant, letting Poles raised on their hearty native cuisine […]

Recipes

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Grilled Redfish Melt

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Key Lime Creme Brulee

Figs

Wine-Poached Figs

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South Texas Cabrito

Radio Shows

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Oct. 18 Preview: Pluckers, Bistro Menil

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  In most households across Texas, football season has definitely arrived. And it’s definitely arrived at a restaurant/sports bar in several Texas cities called Pluckers, where the love of chicken and pigskin (the sport, people) reaches all-new Heights. […]

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Oct. 11 Podcast: Eating Islamorada

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/97915614/delicious-mischief-podcast-10-11-14.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Islamorada in the Florida Keys is a Spanish reference to “Purple Isle,” which is a colorful and (at least at dawn or sunset) not undeserved description. This week, though, we talk to chefs and others in […]

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Oct. 4 Preview: Prague Food, Bordeaux Wines

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  From borrowings like goulash from Hungary and kielbasa from Poland to native treats like, you guessed it, kolaches, today’s Czech Republic makes the most of its position at the very center of Europe’s history and geography. In […]

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Sept. 27 Podcast: Key Largo Food and Drink

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/97282207/delicious-mischief-podcast-09-27-14.htm SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We dig a little deeper this week in our special broadcast from Key Largo, the gateway to the beautiful Florida Keys. We don’t just eat lots of seafood but head out into the Atlantic Ocean to […]