Monthly Archives: April 2014

Broadbent Wins 2014 National Country Ham Association Championship

At the big 2014 National Country Ham Championship held recently in the heart of the ham belt: Paducah, Kentucky; Broadbent Hams captured the title of Best Unsmoked Ham in USA. Ham aficionados across the globe have had Broadbent on their … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace: Ray’s Barbecue In Montopolis, Texas

A morning trek through the Montopolis neighborhood of Southeast Austin yesterday brought a gut wrenching discovery. Ray’s Barbecue has fallen. In its stead is a muffler repair shop. Flying under the radar for years until it became a set location … Continue reading

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East Austin Charcuterie Project: A Cured Meat Food Party At Tamale House East

Here’s the menu for our East Austin Charcuterie Project food party this weekend, Saturday April 5th 2014 at Tamale House East. Boudin Shrimp Cake Fried In Hog Lard w/Andouille remoulade   Allan Benton Smoked Ham Hock Bean Purée w/Easy Tiger … Continue reading

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The Price Of Green Lawns In Travis County: Texas Rice Farmers Forced Out Of Business

Brilliant article in this morning’s Houston Chronicle on the plight of the Texas rice farmers. With the Travis County region’s population boom, and attendant thirst for water, Matagorda, and other historical rice farming counties are suffering greatly. That pretty lawn … Continue reading

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