Spring 2008

Edible Austin Spring 2008 CoverIn keeping with a literary theme, this spring issue features some favorite local authors in our new Edible LIt department.

Sarah Bird writes about, well, books and Homesick Texan blogger Lisa Fain interviews author Carol Dawson about her book House of Plenty: The Rise, Fall and Revival of Luby's Cafeterias, with an excerpt included.

You'll also find Marion Winik stalking our pages in a nostalgic food-funk, and an excerpt from Jim Hightower's newest book, Swim Against the Current.

And to wash it all down, make yourself a seasonal cocktail from David Alan's debut "Tipsy Texan" column. Salud!

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Notable Edibles
Thom’s Market. The Kitchen Space. Sweet Berry Farm. Decker Creek B&B&B. Bella Vista Ranch Olive Oil. Cool Mint Café.

Goat Cheese 101
Chrissy Omo makes cheese while getting her college degree.

Edible Estates
Eat your front yard.

Edible Lit

Sarah Bird challenges us to read locally.

Edible Lit
A Chat with Author Carol Dawson
Interview with Carol Dawson by Lisa Fain and an excerpt from her recent book, House of Plenty.

Tipsy Texan
David Alan on the cocktail revolution.

Marion Winik longs for Austin flavors.

La Casita de Buen Sabor
Lucinda Hutson tells how to prepare springtime herbes de Provence.

Edible Endeavors
Flight of the Honeybee
How the declining bee population threatens our food supply.

Herbal Wisdom
Spring cleaning with garden herbs.

Edible Endeavors
Into the Gulf: Stoops & Son
PJ Stoops fishes in the Gulf for our dining pleasure.

Cooking Fresh
Cooking for Two
Whether it’s for a first date or a weekday meal , we offer recipes for cooking for two.

Real Foods Market is deep in the heart of Blanco.

Seasonal Muse
Carol Ann Sayle quests for a royal berry.

Department of Organic Kids
Lucy makes fruit salad and shows us how.

Edible Nation
The Upchuck Rebellion
Adapted from Jim Hightower’s new book, Swim Against the Current.

Farmer's Diary
Part 2: What Lies Beneath the Soil
The sequel to Skip Connett’s cautionary tale.

Eat Wild
Amy Crowell finds wild onions and garlic.

Homegrown Gourmet
Bridget Weiss searches for mushrooms.

Art de Terroir
By Sam Hurt.