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Texas Culinary Schools: Learn to Cook in Houston's Creative Marketplace

by Jessica Phillips
CulinaryEd Columnist
May 19, 2011

They say everything is big in Texas, and Houston-the state's biggest city-is no exception. Houston culinary school students have big opportunities to explore the area's famous food and drink scene at local breweries and farmers' markets.

Betting on Beer: A Culinary Student's Favorite Pastime

One of Houston's most unique culinary attractions is the Saint Arnold Brewing Company, named one of USA Today's "10 great places to see what's brewing in beer." The brewery, named after the Patron Saint of Brewers, was Houston's first microbrewery. Visit for a brewery tour followed by a beer tasting.

You can compare Saint Arnold's wares against those of other local brewpubs. Check out Two Rows Restaurant & Brewery and BJ's Restaurant & Brewery. Houston's brewpubs offer a great opportunity for Texas culinary students to learn about beverages to compliment their own culinary creations-not to mention get away from the bustle of the kitchen.

Going to Market

Man (and woman) cannot live on beer alone, so when you need some delicious food, Houston's farmers' markets and co-ops are the place to go to get fresh, local ingredients for all your recipes. Check out the twice-weekly Bayou City Farmers' Market, the Houston Farmers' Market at Onion Creek Coffeehouse, the Houston Farmers' Market at Rice Village, or the Midtown Farmers Market. Another option is the Central City Co-Op, offering reasonably priced, high-quality organic produce.

With so many places to get great ingredients and sample beverages to pair them with, Houston is the perfect place for Texas's finest culinary school students to hone their craft.

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Jessica Phillips is a freelance writer and editor.
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