Tag Archives: Dallas

Recipe: Carrot Pineapple Jello

I was going to share my family’s Southern recipe until I found this version which really is superior. I’ve only made minor tweaks for better management of proportions. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 3-oz package jello, lemon or orange flavor (we … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mamo’s Carrot Raisin Slaw

A very good and very simple recipe that often made its appearance at holiday buffets when I was growing up in Dallas. Serves 8-12. Ingredients: 4 c grated carrots 1 c raisins/currants/golden raisins in any combination ¼ c mayonnaise 2 … Continue reading

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The burger rant (it’s all about the bun)

Behold the perfect burger*, from Jack’s Burger House on Hillcrest in Dallas, TX. Notice how the meat is a thin yet cohesive layer that curves around a much thicker strata of condiments (sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, coarsely chopped onion and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Texas-Style Greens

This prep is very similar to black-eyed peas in that the secret to flavor is starting with a rich broth that has a good amount of fat. Unlike some, I don’t like to drown my greens in broth and I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Texas-Style Black-Eyed Peas

The key to good black-eyed peas is a flavorful cooking liquid, ample allium components, and a generous amount of fat. I use dried beans (vs frozen or canned) unless fresh are available. Serves 6-8. Ingredients: ½ lb dried black-eyed peas … Continue reading

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Recipe: Salat Maloof (Egyptian Cole Slaw)

There were a lot of Egyptians in Dallas when I was growing up, and the technique for the garlic makes me think this might have been the inspiration for Vincent’s Garlic Slaw. It has a mild, refreshing taste that pairs … Continue reading

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Is head cheese safe to take on an airplane?

At a family event in Dallas this past weekend, I asked my sister to pick up some of the wonderful sour head cheese at Kuby’s German deli so I could bring it home to New York. Then ensued a lively … Continue reading

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Recipe: Funny Bryan’s Texas BBQ Sauce

It ain’t Sonny’s, but it’s in the ballpark. And it’s super easy to make. If you’re going to sauce your meat, this is as good a choice as any. Adapted from this but don’t follow their advice on mopping your … Continue reading

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Recipe: Texas Schoolburgers

Along with fallout shelters and “duck and cover”, many students of the Dallas Independent School District from the Cold War era remember a cafeteria hamburger that was an eerie green in color yet oddly flavorful. Here is my tweak of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Dr. Pepper Rice

Not that you would, but you could. From Gerald Ramsey’s “Morning, Noon and Night Cookbook” (1963). 8 servings. Ingredients: 2 c long grain white rice 3 c Dr. Pepper, flat (I use Diet or Dr. Pepper Ten) ¾ t kosher … Continue reading

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