Linda Eckhardt


Cebollas and Champagne

Tex-Mex food is as indigenous to Texas as beefsteak. Here are some recipes which will water your eyes and wow your guests.

Vonderful Vonderful

You know about Tex-Mex cooking, but what about German-Tex? Its beauty lies in the stomach of the engulfer.

A Fine Kettle Of Fish

Gulf Coast seafood is good eating even when you’re watching the scales.

Splendor on the Grass

Cooking over an open fire is no mystic art. And it helps if you start everything in your kitchen at home.

Roux the Day

Crawfish pie is not the only Cajun dish worth sampling.

Sweets from the Swedes

Holiday treats from the land where Christmas is always white.

Oil in the Family

In Middle Eastern cuisine, oil is something that’s mixed with chick peas.

A Taste of Honey

How to avoid sugar at any price.

Southern Charms

In Charleston they haven’t forgotten one of the things the Old South was famous for: good cooking.

Country Kitchens

A guide to restaurants in the Hill Country.

Sometimes a Great Noshing

The intricate dietary laws of Kosher cooking have a latke going for them.

The Wok Ethic

If you’ve ever wondered why your Chinese friend says “chop-chop,” look to the kitchen.


Don‘t be a turkey this Thanksgiving. Try a different bird.

Stock It To Me

Some of the world’s best dishes begin with those old bones you were going to throw out.

How Suite It Is

If there’s no room at these inns, you might as well stay home.