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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

Recipe of the Week: A quick chicken mole that will impress your guests
 Holiday get-togethers aren’t cook-offs, but sometimes they feel that way. Jenn De La Vega, author of “Showdown Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ: Bold Flavors from Wild Cooking Contests” (Page Street Publishing, $22.99), has written a whole cookbook of competition-worthy dishes, and ahead of the Independence Day parties, I wanted...

Posted: 2 days ago

Holiday get-togethers aren’t cook-offs, but sometimes they feel that way. Jenn De La Vega, author of “Showdown Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ: Bold Flavors from Wild Cooking Contests” (Page Street Publishing, $22.99), has written a whole cookbook of competition-worthy dishes, and ahead of the Independence Day parties, I wanted...
Austin’s best chefs, bakers hosting fundraiser bake sale for Virginia B. Wood
 Longtime Austin food writer Virginia B. Wood has been struggling with health issues in recent years, and the food community is coming together for a bake sale to raise money for her medical care next week. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, Lenoir will host Batter Up for Virginia in its wine garden at 1807 S. First Street.  This won&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Longtime Austin food writer Virginia B. Wood has been struggling with health issues in recent years, and the food community is coming together for a bake sale to raise money for her medical care next week. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, Lenoir will host Batter Up for Virginia in its wine garden at 1807 S. First Street. This won&rsquo...
Austin’s indie wrestling boom means big spectacles and big business
 Sweat-soaked shirts cling to the backs of more than a dozen exhausted men and women. They are wrestlers in training who have spent their Wednesday night pinballing between the ropes of a square wrestling ring inside an industrial warehouse in Pflugerville. Over and over, they rustle and tumble and throw each other down, their arms whacking...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sweat-soaked shirts cling to the backs of more than a dozen exhausted men and women. They are wrestlers in training who have spent their Wednesday night pinballing between the ropes of a square wrestling ring inside an industrial warehouse in Pflugerville. Over and over, they rustle and tumble and throw each other down, their arms whacking...
Why you shouldn’t order coffee, tea on an airplane
And no, it’s not because turbulence could leave you with a burn. A story in Travel & Leisure last week caught my eye because it’s the height of summer travel season and I hate getting sick.

Posted: 5 days ago

And no, it’s not because turbulence could leave you with a burn. A story in Travel & Leisure last week caught my eye because it’s the height of summer travel season and I hate getting sick.
Who doesn’t want free fruit? The 5 do’s and don’ts of foraging figs (and other urban food)
It’s the longest day of the year, and the figs are finally ready to celebrate. Figs are one of many fruits (and nuts) that grow well in Central Texas, and if you keep an eye out for pomegranates, persimmons, pecans, peaches, pears, loquats, mulberries and even some citrus, you can forage urban neighborhoods in Austin most months of the...

Posted: 6 days ago

It’s the longest day of the year, and the figs are finally ready to celebrate. Figs are one of many fruits (and nuts) that grow well in Central Texas, and if you keep an eye out for pomegranates, persimmons, pecans, peaches, pears, loquats, mulberries and even some citrus, you can forage urban neighborhoods in Austin most months of the...
Kid-friendly boredom busters: Make your own MunchPak snack boxes
 It’s good for kids to be bored during the summer, but parents know that too much zone-out time — on or off the phone — is no good. I’ve been trying to come up with a bunch of fun activities for us to do this summer to keep the boys creatively stimulated and having fun. Some of those, of course, are food projects, and...

Posted: 6 days ago

It’s good for kids to be bored during the summer, but parents know that too much zone-out time — on or off the phone — is no good. I’ve been trying to come up with a bunch of fun activities for us to do this summer to keep the boys creatively stimulated and having fun. Some of those, of course, are food projects, and...
Boozy, frozen treats to get you through summer; where to buy peaches
 For more than 30 years, the Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club has been selling peaches to raise money for dozens of local community projects. That’s good news for Austin, and it’s excellent news if you happen to love peaches. These peaches are always some of the best I have each summer. If you want to try them, you have until June...

Posted: 6 days ago

For more than 30 years, the Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club has been selling peaches to raise money for dozens of local community projects. That’s good news for Austin, and it’s excellent news if you happen to love peaches. These peaches are always some of the best I have each summer. If you want to try them, you have until June...