Addie Broyles

Food writer

Hailing from the Ozarks, Addie Broyles expanded her cooking (and eating) skills on the West Coast and Spain before settling in Austin, where she has written about food for the Austin American-Statesman since 2008. The University of Missouri graduate has won numerous awards for her writing and her blog, Relish Austin, which is also the name of her weekly column in the Statesman. Addie is a founder of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance, a nonprofit organization made up of more than 100 Central Texas food bloggers, and editor of “The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook.” When she’s not chasing after her two young sons, Addie blogs about being a working mom, part-time quilter and wannabe world traveler at thefeministkitchen.com.

Latest from Addie Broyles

Feeling brave this Halloween? Can you prove it by eating bugs?
 You’ve heard about bug-eating, right? Aketta is an Austin-based company that sells crickets and cricket powder. Contributed by Aketta Even though 
            we’re all eating bugs (and parts of bugs) pretty much every day of the year, there’s a growing entomophagy movement afoot to get more people to
            eat insects...

Posted: a day ago

You’ve heard about bug-eating, right? Aketta is an Austin-based company that sells crickets and cricket powder. Contributed by Aketta Even though we’re all eating bugs (and parts of bugs) pretty much every day of the year, there’s a growing entomophagy movement afoot to get more people to eat insects...
Recipe of the Week: Japanese chicken skewers or meatballs? You decide
 Thanks to an influx of Japanese yakitori restaurants, Americans are becoming familiar with the skewered meats typically served there. In many places, you’ll find strips of meat threaded onto a skewer, but this yakitori is a good example of tsukune, the meatball-like chicken patties you can grill on sticks. Tim Anderson, the author of...

Posted: a day ago

Thanks to an influx of Japanese yakitori restaurants, Americans are becoming familiar with the skewered meats typically served there. In many places, you’ll find strips of meat threaded onto a skewer, but this yakitori is a good example of tsukune, the meatball-like chicken patties you can grill on sticks. Tim Anderson, the author of...
A boozy bread pudding recipe from specialty food pioneers Fischer & Wieser
 Earlier this week, I told you about 
            Fischer & Wieser, the specialty food company in Fredericksburg 
            that gained national fame in the 1990s with their roasted raspberry chipotle sauce. Case Fischer, CEO and President, and his wife Deanna Fischer, Chief Experience Officer, of Fischer & Wieser, a Central
   ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Earlier this week, I told you about Fischer & Wieser, the specialty food company in Fredericksburg that gained national fame in the 1990s with their roasted raspberry chipotle sauce. Case Fischer, CEO and President, and his wife Deanna Fischer, Chief Experience Officer, of Fischer & Wieser, a Central ...
Sorry, coworker dude: That’s not how you make mac ‘n’ cheese
 Mac and cheese took over Twitter today. A Twitter user @
            coolstoryjanis posted a photo on Thursday morning of a macaroni and cheese that her coworker brought to potluck.  It doesn’t look like the mac and cheese that you might have been expecting. Look at the macaroni & cheese my coworker brought to our potluck today...

Posted: 3 days ago

Mac and cheese took over Twitter today. A Twitter user @ coolstoryjanis posted a photo on Thursday morning of a macaroni and cheese that her coworker brought to potluck. It doesn’t look like the mac and cheese that you might have been expecting. Look at the macaroni & cheese my coworker brought to our potluck today...
Best-ever homework assignment leads to best-ever granola
 Earlier this week, my first-grader came home with a school assignment that made my heart swell: “We have to make something
            together. You know, like cookies or something.” My 7-year-old son had a homework assignment earlier this week that required us to make something together, so we made granola.
               Avery...

Posted: 3 days ago

Earlier this week, my first-grader came home with a school assignment that made my heart swell: “We have to make something together. You know, like cookies or something.” My 7-year-old son had a homework assignment earlier this week that required us to make something together, so we made granola. Avery...
The secret sauce to Fischer & Wieser’s success? Family and new flavors
 No jam, jelly or savory sauce is too weird for Fischer & Wieser’s product development team to try out. Weird is what won them the country’s biggest specialty food award in 1997. That’s the year the Fredericksburg-based food manufacturer became nationally known for its roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, a smoky-sweet sauce...

Posted: 4 days ago

No jam, jelly or savory sauce is too weird for Fischer & Wieser’s product development team to try out. Weird is what won them the country’s biggest specialty food award in 1997. That’s the year the Fredericksburg-based food manufacturer became nationally known for its roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, a smoky-sweet sauce...
‘Me, too’ campaign prompts outpouring of stories: Here’s how to get help if you need it
 This week started off in a sobering way: Millions of American women posting on social media about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. As you scrolled through Facebook on Monday, the chorus of responses was impossible to ignore. The “Me, too” campaign has been around for years, but last week, when actress Alyssa...

Posted: 5 days ago

This week started off in a sobering way: Millions of American women posting on social media about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. As you scrolled through Facebook on Monday, the chorus of responses was impossible to ignore. The “Me, too” campaign has been around for years, but last week, when actress Alyssa...
H-E-B is making meal kits, but are they any good?
 Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Plated have created an entirely new segment of the grocery industry: the meal kit. These handy (or overly expensive and wasteful, depending on whom you ask) kits contain all the ingredients you need to make a meal. Some services focus on healthful eating or vegetarian meals, while other emphasize...

Posted: 5 days ago

Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Plated have created an entirely new segment of the grocery industry: the meal kit. These handy (or overly expensive and wasteful, depending on whom you ask) kits contain all the ingredients you need to make a meal. Some services focus on healthful eating or vegetarian meals, while other emphasize...
Recipe of the Week: To celebrate fall, here’s a chickpea sausage stew
 Hearty sausage stews made on Sunday come in handy for lunches during the week. This version comes from U.K. author Nick Barnard’s book “Eat Right: The Complete Guide to Traditional Foods, with 130 Nourishing Recipes and Techniques” (Kyle Books, $39.95), and it originally called for lard. I wouldn’t recommend using...

Posted: 8 days ago

Hearty sausage stews made on Sunday come in handy for lunches during the week. This version comes from U.K. author Nick Barnard’s book “Eat Right: The Complete Guide to Traditional Foods, with 130 Nourishing Recipes and Techniques” (Kyle Books, $39.95), and it originally called for lard. I wouldn’t recommend using...
Anthony Bourdain’s latest project hits Alamo Drafthouse this weekend
 Anthony Bourdain might be known for being drunk on screen, but his latest project, “
            Wasted,” isn’t about booze.  The popular CNN host and author is now on a crusade to help us understand why food waste 
            is a growing international problem. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVNFJn7NgI&w=640&...

Posted: 9 days ago

Anthony Bourdain might be known for being drunk on screen, but his latest project, “ Wasted,” isn’t about booze. The popular CNN host and author is now on a crusade to help us understand why food waste is a growing international problem. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVNFJn7NgI&w=640&...
What you need to know to enjoy Barton Springs Pool during ACL
 It’s going to be another warm Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend. If you get a wild hair to take a dip in Barton Springs Pool, here’s what you need to know about how to get there during the festival. First, for locals or anyone not going to ACL: If you are just coming to swim, the parking lot on the south side of the pool...

Posted: 10 days ago

It’s going to be another warm Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend. If you get a wild hair to take a dip in Barton Springs Pool, here’s what you need to know about how to get there during the festival. First, for locals or anyone not going to ACL: If you are just coming to swim, the parking lot on the south side of the pool...