Alison Cook

Stories

Shameless Pastries, Mythical Chocolates, Shocking Sorbets

Bearing Gallic sophistication and outrageously delicious desserts, the Lenotre family has taken Dallas and Houston by storm.

Texas Monthly Reporter

A nuclear quandary in West Texas; the fine art of political feuding in San Antonio; the redfish ranching business in Monahans; the education of a power broker in training in Houston.

The Deluxe Down-and-Dirty Goose Hunt

In which a group of society ladies samples the thrills and chills of an essentially masculine pastime.

The Texas Food Manifesto

Fie on the cilantro fad, greaseless barbecue, and indiscriminate mesquite-grilling. Let’s hear it for Frito pie, catfish plates, and other gems of Texas’ true cuisine

The Ten Best and The Ten Worst Legislators

We just rate them. You voted for them.

Funky Riviera

Discover another side of the Texas coast - its peerless beachcombing, legendary beer joints, odd birds (feathered and otherwise), and lovable year-round scruffiness.

Have Ladle, Will Travel

Culinary one-upmanship has produced the designer chef, a food whiz who comes from afar to lend prestige and panache to Texas’ ritziest eateries.

Have Ladle, Will Travel

Culinary one-upmanship has produced the designer chef, a food whiz who comes from afar to lend prestige and panache to Texas’ ritziest eateries.

Tea for Texas

Can Texans be won over to the antique tradition of tea and little sandwiches in the afternoon? Dallas’ and Houston’s new gilded hotels are counting on it.

The Grand Tour

Houston’s the ticket to a trip around the world. In that one city you can now eat, shop, drink and dance across the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.

Spiciest Africa

Ethiopian food is spiked with pungent spices, served without plates or forks, and eaten by the adventurous—and lucky—few.

Spiciest Africa

Ethiopian food is spiked with pungent spices, served without plates or forks, and eaten by the adventurous—and lucky—few.

Angst Amid The Kiwi Fruit

Young caterers in Dallas are vying to hire the preppiest staff to serve the spiffiest food at the classiest parties.

Angst Amid The Kiwi Fruit

Young caterers in Dallas are vying to hire the preppiest staff to serve the spiffiest food at the classiest parties.

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