We have beautiful products in Central Texas, especially on the seam of the two seasons that coincides with Thanksgiving. Winter squash and lettuces are available, but tomatoes aren’t out of the question, either. Persimmons and apples are easy to find, and, with a little ingenuity, you can arrange for ducks, turkeys, pheasants and doves (think of them as little turkeys.) There’s no need to use words like “bounty” or “cornucopia”—just take a look around and see what’s growing, swimming or flying.
Our Thanksgiving menu reflects what’s available now and here. If you’re a traditionalist, mix a few new dishes in with your old favorites. Either way, I don’t think there’s a better way to celebrate.
Also, Honor the Animal with Hugh Fitzsimmons as he field harvests his bison with compassion and grace. And learn about Brenton Johnson who started a garden in his backyard and now has a thriving CSA.
Grazing America comes to Texas.
Royal Blue Grocery.
By Andrea Vanscoy
Meal Deals on Wheels
Claudia Alarcón takes us on a culinary tour.
Lucinda Hutson’s guide to flavors.
Lewis Dickson’s Best Case Yet
Making wine the traditional way in Central Texas.
By Dorsey Barger
What’s a parent to do to pack a healthy lunch these days?
Honoring the Animal
Hugh Fitzsimmons field harvests his bison with compassion and grace. By Robin Chotzinoff
What to do in Marathon.
By Claudia Alarcón
Coping with holiday cooking disasters.
By Mady Kaye
The Garden that Grew
Brenton Johnson started in his backyard and now has a thriving CSA.
By Betsy Levy
By Jo Dwyer
Dinner parties on the front lines.
By Anna Lappé
Cast iron manifesto.
By Todd Duplechan
Channeling Laura Ingalls Wilder.
By Louise Ducote
Gardening Inside the Box
Planting your fall “farmacy.”
By Ellen Zimmermann
Bridget Weiss’ guide to good behavior.
A blind date with French sorrel.
By Katherine Tanney