Haute Plates - August 2017

Helping Houston

We’ve been lucky so far this year. For a week or so, it looked as though we’d be revisiting the anniversary of Katrina with another flood, though this time not due to levee breaches. Instead, as of this writing, we’ve…

Adapting Techniques

There is a dish you can find at most Chinese restaurants that goes by a number of different names, most of which include “green beans” and “pork.” Usually you’ll also see “stir fried,” and often “spicy” and/or “garlic” in the…

Cravings

When I was a child, my mother made breakfast for us every morning. We could have eggs, French toast, grits, cornmeal “mush,” bacon, or pancakes, including my favorite: “crepes suzette,” which was a stack of three pancakes with jelly and…

Buttered Rolls Are the Next Big Thing

I sometimes beat up on New York City unfairly. It is a wonderful city; among the top three or four in the world. I have a lot of friends who live in NYC, and I’ve always enjoyed the time I’ve…