Author Archives: Doryan Rice

  • Wild Game Dinners!

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Uncategorized.

    Every year, these lovely people throw a charitable wild game dinner, and this year they chose me to head up the event. Incredible wine, great crowd, and amazing food! Already looking forward to next year!

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  • Kids are cooks too!

    Posted on September 17, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Uncategorized.

    I had an old friend reach out to gift her niece some cooking classes. Why not? I can teach kids! And they’re SOOOOO excited about everything.   So, we did 3 weekly classes, and they were great. We’ll likely be continuing them, too, as she’s looking into going to a culinary magnet school!   So, […]

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  • Cool Summer Flavors

    Posted on September 11, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    Summer time is here! Well, it’s almost gone, but next week it’ll probably be back, as is the nature of Texas. Ah, summer. With its sweltering heat, its bikini-clad sunbathers, and the knowledge that your New Year’s Resolution to lose 20 pounds didn’t quite go so well. What to do? I say ignore the food […]

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  • Exploring our Roots

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    Recently, I was introduced to the wonders of a video series called 18th Century Cooking. And since February is a time many reserve for exploring and appreciating African-American culture, I was enamored of their series called “Food of the Enslaved” after a friend recommended it. The first one that intrigued me was their episode on […]

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  • the fabulous fig

    Posted on February 2, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

      Figs are one of the oldest fruits cultivated by mankind. It’s even been theorized by religious scholars that the fig, rather than the apple, was the famed “forbidden fruit” in the Garden of Eden. After all, they did cover themselves in fig leaves. Apple leaves just aren’t as cool looking (and don’t cover as […]

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  • A Smokin Good Time!

    Posted on January 15, 2018 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    Last year, I finally caved and bought my first electric smoker. It just made sense for catering gigs that want things like brisket. I can set and forget for a couple hours while I get other things accomplished. Masterbuilt makes a fine smoker, so I bought their 40″ smoker from Academy, which had some of […]

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  • Great Pumpkins, Charlie Brown!

    Posted on December 13, 2017 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    The holiday is upon us, and people are getting excited about pumpkin-based food and drink. Of course, by the end of the year, people will be truly tired of pumpkin in just about everything, but for now, we can rejoice in the love of these gorgeous gourds!   Last night, I went on a cooking […]

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  • Private Dinners are here!

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    That’s right! Even if you don’t need chef services every day, you might find you’d appreciate a chef on those special occasions. Need flowers? We can pick them up. Want a wine recommendation to match your menu? We can make it happen. The other night, our couple wanted to re-live their trip last year to […]

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  • Green Chile Glory!

    Posted on October 4, 2017 by Doryan Rice in Recipes.

    I know, I know. I’ve posted about green chile before. And I may post about it again next year. Why? Because you can never have too many things with green chile in them. Whole Foods and Central Market make sure you know this by bombarding you with fresh and roasted chiles all over the place. […]

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  • More cooking classes coming up!

    Posted on September 25, 2017 by Doryan Rice in Classes.

    We’ve teamed up with Kitchen Underground to get the word out about our cooking classes! They’re so much fun, and are as hands-on as your participation level desires. Want in? Check out the website for Austin classes, and look for the ones listed below. We hope to see you there! Want to host your own? […]

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