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Author: Micheline Hynes
Micheline’s love of food started standing on a straight-backed chair helping in the kitchen making nachos with her family. Some of her growing up happened in a rather barn-ish house in rural Southlake. Overshadowed by stalks of sunflowers and sweet corn, she carried fresh picked tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables up to the house in fabric of her skirt, milked the goats, and cuddled the rabbits.

When her father returned to active military service, she lost the garden but gained the chance to develop her palate in some of the best culinary cities in the nation: New Orleans, San Francisco and Hawaii. She also spent a year in Vladivostok, Russia before returning home to her beloved Texas to get her degree in Dietetics at TWU.

Currently, Micheline oversees the Cooking Matters and Community Garden programs for Tarrant Area Food Bank. She advocates for food justice, sustainable farming, a strong, local food system, and a healthy community by serving with the Tarrant County Food Policy Council and FitWorth. She also provides consultation for businesses and non-profits to build brand awareness, plan events, and develop new products, services and programs. Find her on Twitter, Instagram, and more as @FortWorthCookie.

Has your summer been lacking good vibes, island flair, and jerk sauce? If so, all can be found while seated in a little booth at Angie's Bikkles ! Grab a couple of friends, slow on down and get a taste of the Caribbean. With classic reggae playing, you'll slide on into island time in with ease.

Allegro Vivo

Posted On July 15, 2015 | Micheline Hynes

With life and vigor. The best new artisan pizza place in Fort Worth, Vivo 53 , demonstrates this ideal with their pies, pastas, and specialty appetizers. From a scan of the menu, to the first bite, through the last, it is clear that the minds behind this downtown restaurant in the historic Tower
"Food doesn't have to be expensive to be great, nor does it require a white table cloth." This is the beginning of Fixture Kitchen and Social Lounge 's philosophy on food. Real food in a comfortable atmosphere, craft beer and spirits, boutique wines and local sourcing; this is all music to my ears

Get in the (Blue) Zone!

Posted On May 13, 2015 | Micheline Hynes

Whether or not you're familiar with the Blue Zones Project taking shape here in Fort Worth, you should definitely get acquainted with these restaurants who've achieved approval as official Blue Zones restaurants. Each takes a different approach to their healthy offerings, but one thing they clearly
Before I can tell you about Cannon Chinese Kitchen , I need you to do something: Forget everything you think you know about Chinese food. Forget puffy fried chicken chunks and gloppy sweet sauces. Forget that you think you don't like tofu. Forget the all-you-can-eat-buffet-mystery-meat. Cannon
Forget Napa Valley, you can dine on award-winning food and wine at a working winery right here in Fort Worth. LightCatcher Winery & Bistro sits just on the western edge of Fort Worth. Well known for their Sunday Jazz nights and end-of-summer Crush Day event also known as "The Lucy Dance",
March is here, and that means the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival is, too. The event flew out of the starting gate last year with the kind of energy that showed just how serious the Fort Worth hospitality community is about, well, hospitality. Officially, the event is held on March 26-29 th , but