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."
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WATCH: Why lamb isn’t as gamey as it used to be, plus Costco’s epic edamame noodles

12:50 pm Jul. 20, 2016

Sorry to post two livestreams back-to-back, but I have a feeling that nobody really cares about that except for me. <insert smiley self-deprecating emoticon>

In today’s Deskside Dish, I talk about this week’s food section, including that frozen v. rocks margarita science story, an #Austin360Cooks tip about making watermelon ice cubes for margaritas and a new delivery service called Full Fridge.

I also dug into why I just cancelled my Costco membership

WATCH: Trying boozy ice pops from Qui, ghost pepper chips from Paqui

11:21 am Jul. 20, 2016

I was out of town earlier this month, and it was fun to get back to the Austin and revive my weekly Facebook livestream videos. We’ll do another one today at noon, but here’s last week’s, where we tried Paqui’s ghost pepper chips, Jif’s chocolate peanut butter whip, the world’s best peaches and a boozy ice pop from Qui.

What do you want me to try in an upcoming video?

WATCH: My mom (or is that my twin?) try Soylent, vegan jerky

1:32 pm Jun. 8, 2016

I had a fun guest on today’s livestream — my mom! As if you couldn’t tell by looking at that video, we are pretty much twins, and since she and my dad are in Austin this week visiting from Missouri, I thought I’d have her on the Deskside Dish to try some new products.

She also made me something I hadn’t had yet: this avocado tahini dip from food

WATCH: Taste testing vegan Cheddar cheese, breakfast pies

12:53 pm Jun. 2, 2016

Vegan cheese hasn’t been on my shopping list, well, because I’m not a vegan and can eat regular cheese. (Thank the dairy gods.)

However, when I was in Whole Foods earlier this week, I saw an aged vegan cheese whose packaging seemed to indicate that it might taste like Cheddar. I couldn’t resist putting Miyoko’s Artisan Cheese in this week’s Facebook livestream.

I also tried some new breakfast pies from

WATCH: Taste testing a charcoal-based spice rub

3:18 pm May. 13, 2016

For the past year or so, I’ve been experimenting with various platforms for trying new products that get sent my way. First, we were producing taste test videos for Austin360.com, and then we moved on