Your delight, our specialty
By Paul Stephen
December 7, 2022
Black garlic came roaring onto the culinary scene about 10 years ago, and this San Antonio producer quickly established itself as one of the best in the game. While often erroneously called "fermented garlic," black garlic gets its distinct color and flavor through a slow roasting process that triggers the Maillard reaction — the same process that creates delicious browning on a well-seared steak. With a rounder, more earthy and sweet flavor, black garlic makes an interesting alternative in many dishes where the sharp bite of the fresh stuff may overwhelm. You can find Texas Gold Black Garlic in whole bulbs or in a convenient jar of ready-to-use paste.
Brighten your home cooking with Texas black gold garlic
By Nina Rangel
November 21, 2022
Texas Black Gold Garlic, for example, is a regular presence at area farmers markets, where its heat-aged, caramelized garlic products have developed a strong following. These days, the Black Gold team also produces hot sauces, a wing sauce, seasoned sea salt and a versatile coffee-spice rub that can be used on all manners of proteins. Unsurprisingly, Texas Black Gold's rub hits the palate with sweet, caramelized garlic flavor first, then opens up into rich pepper, cocoa and smoky notes.
Garlic as Precious as Black Gold
By Team Subkit
February 20, 2022
We are a fermenting garlic company that sources from 42 contracted farms in the US, and 18 of them are in Texas. Our customers are everyday home cooks, grillers, chefs, retail stores, and restaurants. We support local businesses and help our fellow chefs and community any way we can.
A UNIQUE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
February 18, 2020
Many times I get products that I have never tasted or tried before, and today was one of those days. From San Antonio, Texas, I received several products from the company, Texas Black Gold Garlic. Now I have had garlic and used garlic many times, but never "black". So I was very excited to cook with these products today and so glad I had the opportunity to do so.
Meet Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold Garlic in San Antonio
By Voyage Dallas
January 7, 2020
Stephen Paprocki is the founder of Texas Black Gold Garlic, a company that heat-ages standard garlic, grown by independent farmers in Texas. Stephen’s culinary career started at Omni’s La Mansion del Rio, one of San Antonio’s most prominent hotels. He later earned critical acclaim as Executive Chef at the Fig Tree. Stephen is president of the Chef Cooperative, a group of chefs that hosts quarterly farm-to-table dinners to benefit local Texas farmers.
Sustainable Bexar County farm feeds greater San Antonio community with fresh new market
By Edmond Ortiz
October 16, 2019
In support of the new endeavor, San Antonio food nonprofit Chef Cooperatives is pitching in to help. The organization is hosting a street tacos and shrimp boil social November 3 at the farm. Nearly 20 local chefs are scheduled to demonstrate their culinary skills at the fundraiser, including Chris Cook of Special Leaf, Adrian Davila of Davila's BBQ, Katrina Flores of San Antonio Botanical Garden, Teddy Liang of Alamo Biscuit Co., Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold Garlic, Oscar Perez of Tio Pelon's Salsita, and Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods.
What Is Black Garlic and How Do You Use It?
By Margaret Eby
September 19, 2019
If you've never encountered black garlic before, it could seem pretty odd. Here's a garlic bulb that, from the outside, looks pretty similar to any one that you'd pick up at the grocery store. But when you cut it open, rather than the usual white cloves, the cloves are completely black. It's not garlic that's gone horribly rotten. It's garlic that has been cooked in humid, low-heat conditions for a long time until it has a texture and taste that's sweet and umami rich, without the typical heat of raw garlic.
Chef Cooperatives launches cooking demo booth at Pearl Farmers Market
By Chuck Blount
September 9, 2019
Last Sunday, chef Joseph Martinez cooked up a tomato eggplant ragout and a goat cheese-stuffed squash blossom. This week, Paprocki will be the featured chef, cooking up some dishes made with his Texas Black Gold Garlic.
How fermentation unites us all through beer, wine, cheese and chocolate
By Addie Broyles
Posted Oct 16, 2019
As Nora Chovanec remembers it, she was the only college student brewing kombucha in her dorm room at Tufts University in the early 2000s.
She’d grown up in Oregon, where she had worked at a natural foods store in high school. That’s how she first learned about this probiotic-packed, fermented tea made with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or SCOBY.
Hurricane Harvey Helpers
By Kathleen Petty; Photography By Josh Huskin
The outpouring of support from San Antonio for Houston and the Texas Coast following Hurricane Harvey was immediate, with the city opening shelters while businesses and nonprofits organized volunteers and donations to provide for those impacted by the storm. Here, individuals from eight responding organizations share their experiences.
Recipe: Texas Black Gold Garlic Cheese Bread
By San Antonio Express News
In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, just until it starts to brown, approximately 1-2 minutes. Add onion and minced Texas Black Gold Garlic, continuing to cook until bacon is crisp and onion is soft, approximately 1-2 minutes longer.
The New Texas Black Gold
Edible San Antonio 2014
A few years ago, Chef Stephen Paprocki discovered black garlic in his unending quest for new things to do in the kitchen. He learned that, like regular garlic, black garlic has properties that provide health benefits, like being rich in antioxidants, and unlike regular black garlic, it didn't give people bad breath.
Incredible Edible Insect Event in San Antonio a ‘tasteful’ experience
By Paul Schattenberg
October 25, 2018
Each tasting was of a chef-demonstrated recipe in which insects or insect-based ingredients were used. Featured chefs included Dave Terrazas, San Antonio Botanical Garden culinary and wellness specialist; Stephen Poprocki, Texas Black Gold Garlic; Joshua Schwenke, Gastronomy Live Events; and Michael Grimes, Southern Grit.
4 S.A. businesses make the cut in H-E-B’s annual Quest for Texas Best
By Paul Stephen
July 23, 2018
San Antonio has made a solid showing in H-E-B’s 5th Annual Quest for Texas Best. Four area food producers — 1885 Coffee Co., Deep River Specialty Foods, Texas Black Gold Garlic and Tio Pelon’s Salsita — are among the 25 statewide businesses vying for $70,000 in cash prizes and other rewards.