Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching Life Skills to Young Chefs

It has always been a focus at Fischer & Wieser to give back to the community, and as the world gets smaller and our community of customers grows, we have more opportunities to plug in to worthwhile projects where we feel that we can really “move the needle” to help a program and its beneficiaries….

BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST

In those rushing-crushing first days of the new school year, it might be tempting to cover the kitchen counter with boxes of the healthiest cereal you think your kids will tolerate and let them have at it, carton of cold milk ever at the ready. Yet while we appreciate this daily reality, we also think…

How To Help Your Family Eat Healthy Over The Summer

As the heat of the summer presses on, many parents find it difficult to help their families eat healthy every day. There’s always so much to do, as busy schedules war with the desire to eat nutritious meals, and fast food often wins out simply because it’s convenient. However, summer is one of the best…

The Best Seafood Cocktail You’ll Ever Taste

Since dishes can arrive as immigrants just like men, women and children, it is unusual that any one dish arrives in this country thanks to the fascination of only one avid cook. But, by all accounts in Texas and beyond, that’s pretty much what happened decades ago when the late-great restaurant owner Jim Goode noticed…

The (Bacon-Kissed) Taste of Summer

Today, sitting in my cabin office looking out onto the peach orchard, I was taken by the simple beauty of our Texas Hill Country oasis. I looked out at the fire pit just up from the rippling pond behind our store, canopied by the pines, and I began to imagine a beautiful picnic comprised completely…

GRILLING FRUIT

So nobody is saying you can’t just throw a steak on the grill. In fact, just say the word and we’ll be right over. Yet with these summer months filled with peaches and other stone fruits, and tropical heat in most sections of the country, we think it’s high time fresh seasonal fruit took its…

BUILDING BAKLAVA, ONE LAYER AT A TIME

Among all the dishes I’ve sampled in my long lifetime of travel and somewhat adventurous eating, the last thing I ever expected to make at home was probably baklava.  For one thing, it’s a baked dessert, and I tend not to ever eat dessert and never to bake anything, considering how precise, time-consuming and unforgiving…

NEW CHEF JOINS CULINARY ADVENTURE SCHOOL

Steve Sommers, a unique culinarian with extensive restaurant and catering experience mixed with an academic passion for English, history and philosophy, is the new executive chef and lead instructor at Fischer & Wieser’s Culinary Adventure Cooking School. Located within historic Das Peach Haus in the German-founded town of Fredericksburg, the school will celebrate its second…

FISCHER & WIESER SUPPORTS KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods has announced its sponsorship of the Association of Junior Leagues International and the group’s multi-city Kids in the Kitchen program facilitating improved nutrition and family cooking. The announcement was made at the AJLI’s annual conference at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and celebrated at a gala dinner for sustaining members…

FISCHER & WIESER LAUNCHES BENEFIT COOKING PROGRAM

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, in conjunction with its Culinary Adventure Cooking School in the Texas Hill Country, is launching a new initiative called Cooking for a Cause that donates 100% of the proceeds to worthy local and regional charities, company President/CEO Case D. Fischer announced. Created to serve the community by supporting the year-round…

SUMMERTIME RETRO ROAD TRIP

At this time of year, millions of American families hit the highway on vacation. And if some of us resemble the Griswalds in this seemingly timeless endeavor, that’s okay – because the Griswalds were invented to resemble us. Still, in our driving toward that one big destination where FUN can be had with a capital…

A Fish Called COD

One of the mildest and most delicious of flaky, white-fleshed fish has been popular, especially in the North Atlantic connecting Old World and New, for something over 1,200 years. I say connecting rather than separating because, going back to the Vikings, that is what cod has done. According to some historians, those first Vikings who…