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Why I Cook

I grew up in Southeast Louisiana in a large family. We had seven family members living under one roof in a three bedroom apartment. My grandmother, Jane aka Mawmaw, knew how to cook and nurture. She and my mother, are some of the best cooks I know.  As you could imagine cooking for seven family members is no simple task, however, Mawmaw not only made sure we had a delicious supper nearly every night, but she also homeschooled my uncle and I.  While Ryan and I were doing school work she would sit with my Pawpaw, Jurden, in the morning and drink her coffee and watch the morning news while writing a shopping list of things we didn't have in...

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Remembering Something True

"One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the years is that personal growth doesn’t have to be about learning something new.  It can simply be remembering something true."  – Jon Vroman, Front Row Factor For me, food is my Swiss Army knife.  I can leverage it to build connections, create, explore and my favorite function – continually learn.  I love knowing that I will never master the subject.  I love knowing that just when I think I’ve seen it all, industry and growers come up with new products.  I sit at my dining room table in the morning while the run is rising, hot cup of coffee in hand, and re-read the cookbooks on my bakers rack.  New...

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What's New at Freda's Kitchen?

My oh my! It's been a busy couple months since the beginning of the year.  What's new? We only offer full customized private events; no more pop-up events means you choose the chef, the menu, and we come to you! We've partnered with some incredible people to bring some of the most unique events in Austin.  

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