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The 16 Best Things We Added to Our Pantry This Year

We made space for new go-to grains, and found new ways to spice up weeknight meals.


DECEMBER 27, 2018

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By Edmond Ortiz 

Oct 16, 2019, 3:43 pm

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.

Sustainable Bexar County farm feeds greater San Antonio community with fresh new market

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March 2018

San Antonio Magazine and Homegrown Chef are teaming up to bring the city's food scene to life. Exclusive "Homegrown Chef Shorts" feature interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at local restaurants, farms, artisan food companies, bars and more.

Homegrown Chef Short: Texas Black Gold Garlic


By Rachel Coon, Sallie Lewis, Longoria, and Edmund Tijerina

December 2017

Q: Black garlic is an ancient ingredient that’s prized in many Asian cuisines. How can home cooks in South Texas use it?

Made in San Antonio

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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.

Recipe: Texas Black Gold Garlic Cheese Bread

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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.

Incredible Edible Insect Event in San Antonio a ‘tasteful’ experience


Margaret Eby

MyRecipes 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.

What Is Black Garlic and How Do You Use It?

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Texas Angel Oil

Oct 25, 2016 

In our continued efforts to keep your culinary exploration as simplistic and as easy to understand as possible let’s address the all important sear.

How to perfectly sear a steak


by Johnnie De La Garza

Local producer expands production in the heart of downtown San Antonio Thanks to popular demand, Chef Stephen Paprocki will expand…

Local Texas Black Gold Garlic Producer Expands Production


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.

The New Texas Black Gold


By Paul Stephen

Updated Monday, 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.

4 S.A. businesses make the cut in H-E-B’s annual Quest for Texas Best

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By Chuck Blount 

Sep. 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.

Chef Cooperatives launches cooking demo booth at Pearl Farmers Market


By Addie Broyles

Posted Oct 16, 2019 at 12:02 PM

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.

How fermentation unites us all through beer, wine, cheese and chocolate

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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

Hurricane Harvey Helpers

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By Chuck Blount

Updated Thursday, March 8, 2018

A trio of local chefs plan to introduce Texas flavors and ingredients in a series of upcoming cooking events in New York City, including a five-course dinner at the prestigious James Beard House.

UPDATE: 3 S.A. chefs NOT cooking at James Beard House