Archive for January, 2010

Learn How to Cook Grass-Fed Beef at Burgundy Pasture Beef

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

















I want to eat more grass-fed beef but I don’t know how to cook it.  We hear that a lot.  Well, if you live in North Texas help is here.  Burgundy Pasture Beef in Grandview is offering cooking classes on selected weekends.  Their class last weekend, COOKING WITH GRASS FED BEEF & MORE, featured Chef Nick Amoriello and Burgundy Pasture co-owner Wendy Taggart demonstrating and discussing fundamental cooking techniques for braising, roasting and sautéing grass fed beef & lamb.  Chef Nick is Executive Chef of Potager in Arlington and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York.  Burgundy Pasture Beef is a 100% grass-fed beef ranch with their own butcher shop, store and grill.  The Taggart’s raise and pasture their cattle on native and select cultivated grasses at their ranch south of Fort Worth.  At the Boucherie (butcher shop) they dry-age and cut their own beef for optimal flavor and tenderness.  The Boucherie is the first exclusively pastured meats butcher market in the D/FW area.  The cooking class included a cooking demonstration, tastings, lots of interaction and Q&A, and a 10% discount on all meat purchases so you can practice what you learn.  The Burgundy Boucherie is at 800 McDuff in Grandview, TX just east of I-35W about half way between Fort Worth and Hillsboro.  Information is on their web site

Texas Conference On Organic Production Systems 2010

Saturday, January 9th, 2010


The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) is hosting its annual conference, All Things Local January 28th through 30th, 2010 in San Marcos, Texas. A must-do event for organic growers, the conference features information for organic ranchers, farmers, commercial plant growers, retailers, wholesalers, processors, distributors, consumers, gardeners, and anyone desiring to support the organic industry in Texas.  For all the details go to

Texas Wine Makers Conference 2010- Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association

Saturday, January 9th, 2010


The 2010 Annual Conference is set to be hosted February 18, 19, and 20 at the Dallas Richardson Renaissance Hotel just north of Dallas. Registration, schedule and a list of sponsors and vendors for the Annual Conference is available online at