Relishing food is about taking time to enjoy what has become the often hurried and mundane task of nourishing our bodies. Relish Austin is Addie's search for things that make her go "mmmm."

Austin360 Taste Test: How does soybean spread compare to peanut butter?

4:37 pm Feb. 25, 2015

WOWButter is a new soybean spread that its makers claim tastes “just like peanut butter.”

Well, does it?

Ahora Si reporter (and mom of two) Anjanette Gautier and I tried this new product, which is available at Wal-Mart, for this week’s Austin360 Taste Test. We filmed this video last week, ahead of what could be a landmark study that suggests that feeding children peanuts at a young age can actually

WATCH: ‘Meat and potatoes’ sportswriter taste tests organic juices

4:52 pm Feb. 18, 2015

Everybody is juicing, it seems.

Well, everybody except sports writer Brian Davis, who was gracious enough to help me try H-E-B’s new line of organic juices last week.

I found out about the juices through social media just a few weeks ago when local cookbook author Monica Holland (@monica_h30 on Instagram) posted a photo of an apple, lettuce and gherkin juice. Gherkin and lettuce juice? Too good to

Austin360 Taste Test: Banana bread English muffins, French toast bagels

10:37 am Feb. 5, 2015

I’m a sucker for Thomas’ English muffins and their trademarked Nooks & Crannies, but I was skeptical about a limited edition banana bread English muffin that the company started selling in January. It also launched a maple french toast bagel that sounded too crazy not to try as part of our Austin360 Taste Test video series.

Check out the video above to see what my tasting partner Liliana Valenzuela

Austin360 Taste Test: Live Soda Kombucha

8:52 am Jan. 28, 2015

Austin is big into kombucha.

We have nearly half a dozen commercial kombucha makers, plus countless people who make this fermented tea at home. It’s packed full of probiotics that can boost your immune system, but

Austin360 Taste Test: Kale chips from Rhythm Superfoods

12:47 pm Dec. 24, 2014

For this week’s taste test video, I found someone who hadn’t tried a kale chip yet — Statesman director of photography Nell Carroll — to try three varieties of kale chips from the Austin-based Rhythm Superfoods. We tasted the original, honey mustard and zesty nacho flavors, which are available at many area stores including H-E-B, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Natural Grocers. (In the video, I say that the latter are

Austin360 Taste Test: Can vegan cookie dough compare to the real thing?

8:15 am Dec. 17, 2014

In this week’s Austin360 Taste Test video, cookie dough lover Courtney Sebesta, who runs our websites, and I tried Celeste’s Best Cookie Dough, a shelf-stable vegan chocolate chip cookie dough that you can eat raw because it doesn’t have any eggs (or butter, for that matter).

UPDATE: I found out this morning that the dough *is* supposed to be refrigerated but that you are supposed to let it come

Austin360 Taste Test: Candy cane tea, cookies

10:54 am Dec. 10, 2014

Celestial Seasonings helped boost the popularity of tea in the U.S. more than just about any other company, except perhaps Tazo, but have they gone too far with holiday-inspired sugar cookie and candy cane teas? We try them, along with H-E-B’s candy cane cookies and an organic, corn syrup-free candy can from TruJoy, in this week’s Austin360 Taste Test video series.

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