Let’s get fancy; The Quintessential TEXAS Dish!

If you live in Texas, or have spent any time roaming around here, then you know what the most quintessential dish that Texans love to eat.

It’s big, tasty, light brown color, has a little crunch with each bite. In most cases it is smothered in creamy gravy. Yep! The delicious chicken fried steak! Born in Texas, and it is truly the quintessential state dish.

Texans love it so much we even declared an official day to celebrate it!

Tarrant Area Food Bank!

TAFB Community Kitchen Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) Community Kitchen is a 16-week program that provides free culinary job training to men and women from all backgrounds.

Students learn from a TAFB professional chef, receive coaching in life skills and job readiness and showcase their new skills at on-site catering events for TAFB. Regular demonstrations are given by local professional chefs who generously donate their time. Before graduation, each student also takes part in a two-week internship at a local food service institution.

The TAFB Community Kitchen gives students an opportunity to give back to the community. Throughout the course of the program, students prepare meals that are delivered to TAFB Partner Agencies serving people in need.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 80 percent of Community Kitchen students have continued to be employed at least one year after graduation.

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s mission is to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Tarrant Area Food Bank continuously explores ways to reach people in need with greater quantities of nutritious food in its 13-county service region.

Piattello-I think He’s Italian!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Trey & Chef Marcus

Two years ago, my buddy and creative genius – Celebrity Chef Marcus Paslay, told me he had an idea for an Italian restaurant. As most of you may know, my family owned an Italian restaurant and my father Barney married an Italian lady twenty-five years ago. Half of my family consists of genuine, authentic Italians. They speak Italian, live in Italy, raise children in Italy, have businesses in Italy, and we have a family home in Italy. I’ve traveled all over Italy. I’ve gotten to eat and chow down on some of the most amazingly fresh Italian food you could possibly have by some of the most incredibly talented Italian Chefs of the world. One of them-my father Barney, dedicated his life to studying the history, food, and general way of life in Italy.