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

What it takes to get more quality ingredients in school lunches
 As Austin-area parents and students are getting back-to-school supplies in order, local school districts are preparing menus, placing orders and preparing staff for another school year of feeding thousands of elementary, middle and high school students. The Austin Independent School District provides more than 73,000 meals every day, but...

Posted: 8 hours ago

As Austin-area parents and students are getting back-to-school supplies in order, local school districts are preparing menus, placing orders and preparing staff for another school year of feeding thousands of elementary, middle and high school students. The Austin Independent School District provides more than 73,000 meals every day, but...
Will cutting back on plastic straws really make a difference?
 With more than 8 million tons of plastic trash entering the oceans every year, according to advocacy group Plastic Oceans Foundation, do straws really matter? That’s a question many of us have been asking recently. Last month, Starbucks became the latest company to ditch conventional plastic straws, joining several major hotel chains...

Posted: 8 hours ago

With more than 8 million tons of plastic trash entering the oceans every year, according to advocacy group Plastic Oceans Foundation, do straws really matter? That’s a question many of us have been asking recently. Last month, Starbucks became the latest company to ditch conventional plastic straws, joining several major hotel chains...
Recipe of the Week: Giada De Laurentiis’ spin on a tuna salad sandwich
 Tuna salad in America is different from tuna salad in Europe, in part because our canned tuna is different. In Europe, you can buy jars and tins of fish that taste so fresh and flaky, you’d never know they were preserved for shelf storage. In the U.S., canned fish has improved over the years, especially with the addition of those easy-to-open...

Posted: 3 days ago

Tuna salad in America is different from tuna salad in Europe, in part because our canned tuna is different. In Europe, you can buy jars and tins of fish that taste so fresh and flaky, you’d never know they were preserved for shelf storage. In the U.S., canned fish has improved over the years, especially with the addition of those easy-to-open...
ILYSM Ep. 53: Lilly Rockwell on Austin’s surprising real-estate market
 Austin’s real estate market continues to boom, but what does that mean for homebuyers and renters? In this week’s episode of “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast,” former Statesman reporter Lilly Rockwell, who is now a realtor at Coldwell Banker, joins hosts Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga for a conversation...

Posted: 4 days ago

Austin’s real estate market continues to boom, but what does that mean for homebuyers and renters? In this week’s episode of “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast,” former Statesman reporter Lilly Rockwell, who is now a realtor at Coldwell Banker, joins hosts Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga for a conversation...
What would it take for AISD to serve organic milk, produce? More kids eating school lunch
 As Austin-area parents and students are getting back-to-school supplies in order, local school districts are preparing menus,
            placing orders and preparing staff for another school year of feeding thousands of elementary, middle and high school students. Austin Independent School District provides nutritious lunches to thousands...

Posted: 6 days ago

As Austin-area parents and students are getting back-to-school supplies in order, local school districts are preparing menus, placing orders and preparing staff for another school year of feeding thousands of elementary, middle and high school students. Austin Independent School District provides nutritious lunches to thousands...
Back to School: Tips on encouraging kids to make their own lunches
 I recently republished a column I wrote in 2009 about why my mom and dad did not make our school lunches when we were kids.
            If you’re making that transition in your family, here are some tips to help you get started. School lunches don’t have to be a pain to pack, which is why children should be involved in the process...

Posted: 6 days ago

I recently republished a column I wrote in 2009 about why my mom and dad did not make our school lunches when we were kids. If you’re making that transition in your family, here are some tips to help you get started. School lunches don’t have to be a pain to pack, which is why children should be involved in the process...
Why I made my own lunch every single school day, from second grade to graduation
 Editor’s note: I wrote this column in 2009, not long after I started writing about food for the Statesman. Sinda’s daughters
               are now in high school, and though they made their lunches all through middle school, they now eat the school lunch. The week before I started second grade, my mom told me she wouldn&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Editor’s note: I wrote this column in 2009, not long after I started writing about food for the Statesman. Sinda’s daughters are now in high school, and though they made their lunches all through middle school, they now eat the school lunch. The week before I started second grade, my mom told me she wouldn&rsquo...
That’s a lot of cookies: The Big Bake Sale raises more than $12,000 for RAICES
 Over the weekend, dozens of bakers set up bake sales at Austin-area restaurants and cafes to raise money for 
            RAICES, the organization assisting families that have been separated at the border. Austin-area bakers made treats at home and then sold them at several locations through the city on Saturday morning. Contributed
    ...

Posted: 6 days ago

Over the weekend, dozens of bakers set up bake sales at Austin-area restaurants and cafes to raise money for RAICES, the organization assisting families that have been separated at the border. Austin-area bakers made treats at home and then sold them at several locations through the city on Saturday morning. Contributed ...
When it’s too hot to cook, here is what every salad needs
 There’s no need for boring salads, especially this time of year. When it’s fall or winter, when salads are mere side dishes to the braises and roasts and other heavy main dishes we tend to serve, they might be simple: a handful of greens with a drizzle of olive oil, just to lighten the plate. But right now, when it’s too...

Posted: 7 days ago

There’s no need for boring salads, especially this time of year. When it’s fall or winter, when salads are mere side dishes to the braises and roasts and other heavy main dishes we tend to serve, they might be simple: a handful of greens with a drizzle of olive oil, just to lighten the plate. But right now, when it’s too...
H-E-B once again looking for the best tastes in Texas
 Austin’s consumer packaged goods industry is thriving, perhaps at an all-time high. With producers such as Lantana and Skinny Pop relocating their already established businesses here and small start-ups going huge — see Epic Provisions, High Brew Coffee — the Texas capital is a good place to run a food business. (Don&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

Austin’s consumer packaged goods industry is thriving, perhaps at an all-time high. With producers such as Lantana and Skinny Pop relocating their already established businesses here and small start-ups going huge — see Epic Provisions, High Brew Coffee — the Texas capital is a good place to run a food business. (Don&rsquo...