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Terlingua, Diana Kennedy on Houston’s DM

HOUSTON Saturdays and Sundays 4-5 p.m., NewsRadio 740 KTRH

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

SATURDAY: At the outer limits of Texas, there are places quite unlike what we know of Houston or Austin, Dallas or San Antonio. And tiny Terlingua at the edge of Big Bend National Park, with a population of no more than 200, is certainly one of those places. Though we’ve been here before, broadcasting from the two annual international chili cook-offs (scene pictured above), this time we concentrate on the rest of the year. We chat with Bill Ivey, the guy who owns Terlingua Ghosttown lock, stock and beer bottle, and also to a host of other local characters. We also get a view of Big Country from high up in the air in a glider. 

SUNDAY: If you think you know about Mexican food beyond our beloved limits of tacos and enchiladas, then you almost certainly owe a major debt to Diana Kennedy. For decades now, Diana has been spending a lot of her time south of the border and penning cookbooks to help us with what’s for dinner. We catch up with her at Backstreet Café and talk about her newest book, celebrating the rich food traditions of Oaxaca. Also, in our Grape and Grain segment, we sit down for a talkative tasting with Alberto Arizu, owner of Luigi Bosca Winery in Argentina.


About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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