Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.



Reading, writing and agriculture?

By Shala Watson Chocolate milk comes from brown cows. All farmers wear overalls. And big farms are bad. Those food and farm myths are abundant—online and in the classroom. Leaving students feeling a little confused. That’s why agriculture deserves a place in all classrooms and in all teaching styles. From elementary to high school and [...]

Roasted Quail

By Kelly Bogard Fall hunting season is underway in Texas. Dove, deer and quail are abundant this year. Making for an active hunting season for Texans who like the outdoors and a little adventure. Although quail season doesn’t get as much attention as the rest, it’s supposed to be a good season, according to the [...]

E-I-E-I-Ohhhh? 5 truths about antibiotics.

By Julie Tomascik A place, a time and a reason. Antibiotics are just a small piece of the livestock puzzle. It’s a complex situation. And it takes a team of experts—like veterinarians—and ranchers working together. Analyzing animal health and making smart decisions. Responsible antibiotic use on the farm and ranch is a safe practice. A [...]

Spicy Corn Casserole

By Kelly Bogard Corn is a pretty big deal here in Texas. And now that harvest is almost complete, it's time to start thinking about what to do with this year's crop. There are two types of corn grown here. Field corn, which is used for animal feed. And sweet corn for us to eat. How [...]

Talking to Farmers 101

By Jessica Domel At the county fair, coffee shop or in the field, Texas farmers are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They'll shake your hand, look you in the eye and share their story with you. But what if talking "agriculture" seems a bit intimidating? Here are a few tips to get [...]

Baked Chicken

By Kelly Bogard A classic dinner recipe that never goes out of style? Baked chicken. Dress it up with sides like these green beans and potatoes. Or serve it as leftovers. Either way, the chicken is always the star of this home-cooked feast. And it's a perfect recipe for a beginner cook. Or the busy cooks [...]