At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.

Help Feed Houston

In the wake of hurricane Harvey, I knew Bryan would help lead the recovery of his beloved hometown.

Viet Cajun

“It’s sort of Vietnamese trial and tribulation in a little bag.”

The Sound of the Syrup-Soaked South

There are the massive tricked-out cars; there is the regional slang; there are the southern soul samples; there are the Hammond B-3 organ hooks. But most of all, there is syrup.

Kevin Kim on Kimchi, Part 2

Last week, Kevin Kim shared his mother’s recipe for cucumber kimchi. This week he’s crafted a couple ways to use traditional kimchi leftovers.

Oral History: Mala Sichuan Bistro

Cori Xiong and Heng Chen opened Mala Sichuan Bistro in 2011, creating a menu that celebrates the distinct flavors of the Sichuan peppercorn.