At the Editor's Table

By Francine Spiering / Photography By Francine Spiering | Last Updated January 31, 2016
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Join Editor Francine Spiering at her table as she prepares and shares some of her favorite adventures in the kitchen!


This easy, seasonal dish will warm you up! Plus you get to use up all the fabulous root vegetables bursting from our gardens and farms.

Mud Bugs!

It's crawfish time in Texas! Edible Houston Editor Francine Spiering cooked up this Southern specialty in her kitchen to kickstart the season.

Beetroot, Cucumber & Jicama Tzatziki

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Let's VegOut, Houston

30 vegetables in 30 days, or a different vegetable every day during the month of March. The VegOut challenge, organized by Recipe4Success,...

Black Bean Chili

Last weekend, I was huffing and puffing up the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. What a stunning desert wilderness. The natural...


The weather this time of year drives me nuts. If I leave the house dressed warm against the cold morning, by noon I’m boiling in the...

All Babies are Cute

Does grocery shopping get any better than at a farmers market that shines in seasonal color?   The market was an irresistible melee of...

Sourdough at Home

I recently revived a dried sourdough starter. Never done it before. Luckily the dried particles came with detailed instructions. I followed...

Figs Braised In Local Honey, Lemon and Rosemary

figs braised in local honey, lemon and rosemary
What do you do when you’re pressed for time, invited people over for dinner, and then forgot half the ingredients you needed for a dessert you had in mind? You rummage frantically through...

Ancho Coffee & Eggplant Black Bean Chili

Like beans, bacon and coffee for breakfast? Combine them for dinner! Coffee lends a hearty dimension to this black bean chili. Try smoked jowl for this: The pig’s cheeks make for tasty bacon. Or...

Sorrel Soup

See how Editor Francine Spiering makes her childhood favorite sorrel soup.
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