It’s officially springtime in the Alamo City, and locals have come to expect this sizzling culinary event to usher in the season’s change. The annual Paella Challenge hosted by Chef Johnny Hernandez (La Gloria) is in its sixth year at the historic Pearl Brewery – each year bigger and better than the one before it!
Paella lovers unite! You know Spring is just around the corner, when it’s time for the annual Paella Challenge at Pearl Brewery. Things heated up quickly as chefs from all around the globe descended upon the Alamo City for a fabulous feast and a little friendly competition…
It’s time to get your Valentine’s Day plans squared away. If you’re still looking for the perfect spot in the Alamo city, no problem! We’ve put together a list of Goodtaste friends clamoring to feed you. Here’s to great food, drinks and company on the most romantic day of the year.
Uncork the fun at the second annual San Antonio Cellar Classic! The two day celebration sees more than 80 different premium wines, signature foods, plenty of live music hitting the Alamo City the weekend of October 12-13.
This is one of the most fun events you’ll ever go to. Celebrity chefs from all over converge on the grounds at the beautiful Pearl THIS Sunday to see who makes the best Paella.
This salad is delicious, and it’s the creation of famed Chef Andrew Weissman. I suggest watching the video first before you try this preparation. After closing Le Reve, Chef Weissman opened the wonderful il Sogno at the historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. You’ll find this salad on the menu. Blanch asparagus in boiling water […]
We’re all looking for ways to cut back a little after the holidays. And this recipe from Melissa Guerra, of the fabulous store at Pearl by the same name, is a great way to help you do that. “Click here”:/markets/pearl/fat-free-tostadas/ to see Melissa making this recipe. Melissa says, “My husband and I figured out a […]
I recently took a hard hat tour of the new Culinary Institute of America at the Pearl (see “my blog”:/tanjis-tanjents/2010/06/14/hard-hats-soon-to-be-chefs-hats/ in Tanjents). _This is going to be an incredible place!_ The prestigious cooking school’s goal is to elevate Latin Cuisine to its rightful place among great cuisines of the world. Latin Cuisine Specialist Elizabeth Kossick […]
Melissa Guerra, who has a fabulous store in the Full Goods Building at Pearl, gave this recipe to me for Fiesta. Melissa says, “I usually don’t like to make a table salsa using a blender, but this particular recipe is hard to beat. My husband and I make it about twice a week as a […]
A treasure trove of antique recipes is tucked away into the stacks at the University of Texas San Antonio Library’s special collections.
Thumbing through the books is fascinating even if you aren’t fluent in Spanish. It’s obvious by the sketches and ingredients that ‘food’ translated in any language means ‘love’.
Here’s a twist on traditional tamales. This recipe is from La Gloria at Pearl Chef Johnny Hernandez. The chicken mole tamales are wrapped with banana leaves. Mix together all ingredients until you reach a dough consistency. Shape masa into 4oz balls. Chicken Mole In a large pot, boil chicken with the onion, bay leaves, celery, […]
Yum! This recipe for black bean tamales comes from Chef Johnny Hernandez. In each tamale…there’s a piece of mouth-watering Queso Fresco. Johnny’s restaurant La Gloria, at the fabulous Pearl, is a big hit! You can try these tamales and so much more at “Tamales! At Pearl 2010” on December 11th from noon to 7:00pm. “Read […]
Tamale Time at Pearl…like nothing you’ve ever tasted before!
Fresh produce, locally raised beef, local cheeses, homemade breads, yummy chocolates…you name it, Pearl Farmers’ Market in San Antonio has all that and more. Chef Johnny Hernandez, owner of the newest restaurant at Pearl called La Gloria, shows you how to shop and find the coolest foods at the market.