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‘Delicious Mischief Cookbook’ Now Available

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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First Taste of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

We knew we’d end up happy when the octopus showed up. Why is it that – while we here in the States know only octopus that’s tough, rubbery and tasteless – the people who inhabit the Mediterranean coast know how to make it not. So it is with the octopus roasted with rosemary, garlic and […]

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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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Jan. 31 Show: N.O. Dine, Hill Country Wine

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Broadcasting from New Orleans, we take a look at the city’s fast-expanding (but always rooted in tradition) dining scene, chatting with our friend Rodney Smith. With his wife Frances, Rodney owns and operates the Soniat House Hotel […]

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Jazzfest Crawfish Rotini

Whether it’s the original introduced at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival or just for any version using the bounty of crawfish season, Texans crave this pasta from the far side of the Sabine River. Here’s my version that doesn’t use any trademarked person’s name, so you can enjoy it without inviting your lawyer. […]

Tastings

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First Taste of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

We knew we’d end up happy when the octopus showed up. Why is it that – while we here in the States know only octopus that’s tough, rubbery and tasteless – the people who inhabit the Mediterranean coast know how to make it not. So it is with the octopus roasted with rosemary, garlic and […]

Radio Shows

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Jan. 31 Show: N.O. Dine, Hill Country Wine

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Broadcasting from New Orleans, we take a look at the city’s fast-expanding (but always rooted in tradition) dining scene, chatting with our friend Rodney Smith. With his wife Frances, Rodney owns and operates the Soniat House Hotel […]

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Jan. 24 Show: Super Bowl Feasting in Arizona

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/101275208/delicious-mischief-podcast-1-24-15.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Just in time for this year’s Super Bowl, we are eating and drinking our way through the Phoenix area. In Scottsdale, we chat with a chef who is taking a fresh look at Mexican cooking at […]

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Jan. 17 Show: Reborn Brennan’s, Burgundy Bar

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/101023556/delicious-mischief-podcast-1-17-15.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We are eating and drinking in New Orleans this week, checking in with legendary restaurateur (and former president of the National Restaurant Association) Ralph Brennan about his latest project: reviving his family’s original eatery in the […]

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Jan. 10 Show: Truffle Challenge, Abita Beer

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/100782615/delicious-mischief-podcast-1-10-15.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Broadcasting from both Texas and Louisiana within in a single hour this week, we celebrate one of Mother Nature’s most revered and expensive foods by chatting with the folks behind a truffle cooking challenge involving more […]