Terrence Henry

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. More

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. In January 2009, he and his wife embarked on a food tour of Argentina, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, and the United States. Some 13 months later he settled in Austin, where he is now learning the art of Texas barbecue and writing about food and film.
  • POLL RESULTS: The Best Bagel in Montreal

    The results of our bagel poll were so close that I had to try both St Viateur (which won 46% of the votes) and Fairmount (44%) bagels while here in Montreal.

  • POLL: Montreal Bistros on a Budget

    We have a few nights left in Montreal and are looking for a great bistro on a budget, so I'm turning it over to you to help us decide where to eat.

  • An Ideal Food Day in Montreal

    The author kicks off his food tour with 24 hours of eating and drinking in Canada's cultural capital.

  • POLL: The Fairest Poutine of Them All

    When in Montreal, one must try poutine, right?

  • First Stop: Montreal

    I've long wanted to go to Montreal. I've admired from afar the playful work (and groundbreaking "cookbook") of the city's unabashed ambassador, chef Martin Picard, and his bistro Au Pied de Cochon, which will be a mandatory stop on our American (and Canadian!) Food Tour.I also hear this city has bagels that make New York nervous, bustling markets, and numerous cheese shops to lose oneself in.And here's where you come in...

  • An American Food Tour

    This weekend, the author began a four-month-long road trip to sample America's most impressive food.

  • How to Find a $15 Tasting Menu

    Tasting menus don't have to be expensive or pretentious, as the author's recent meal at a Korean restaurant proves. He enjoyed a 30-course meal, with wine, and only spent $15 per person.

  • Confusion at the Farmer's Market

    The bounty of the farmer's market offers a surprising challenge to the home cook: too many choices. The author describes how he finally picked the items he wanted to purchase and offers the recipe he made with his selected ingredients.

  • Why DC Should Be a Food Destination

    From street food, pizza, and burgers to high-end cuisine, Washington has the makings of a great food city. Following up on an earlier post, the author responds to another blogger's conclusion that D.C.'s food is not worth a trip.

  • What Makes a Great Food City?

    After spending three months in a disappointing food city, the author devises a definition for a great one: a place that can satisfy food-lovers on many levels. A handful of world cities meet his definition--and one very emphatically does not.

  • Finding Good Tacos in an Unexpected Place

    This restaurant serves its tacos with no sour cream, guacamole, cheese or lettuce--just meat, a soft tortilla, and juice dripping over the edges. Who says Argentina doesn't have excellent Mexican food?

  • Secrets of the Sandwich Maker

    From novel combinations to the importance of good bread to clever ways of improving ingredients, these tips from a former pro and long-time lover of sandwiches will have you eating better in no time.

  • Seven Rules for Enjoying Great Steak

    After surveying some of the best steakhouses in the beef capital of the world, the author offers a list of tips on how to eat red meat. The list ranges from instructions for which temperature your steak should be cooked at, to suggestions for which wines you should order with your meal.

  • When a Trendy Dinner Disappoints

    Defending an earlier post, the author argues chefs should just cook good food, even if that means avoiding trendy goos, gels, jellies, and foams. Artistry from the kitchen is welcome when it's done well, but in the cases where it falls flat, it's a let-down.

  • When Bad Science Meets Good Food

    The molecular gastronomist has a lot of flashy tricks up his sleeve, but can he offer more than just flash? Trying out one much-celebrated molecular restaurant, the reviewer finds food that surprises and unnerves but not that nourishes. That is, if this green goo even is food at all.

  • The One-Hour Cup of Coffee

    Americans may love grabbing a venti to go, chosen from a long list of blends, but there's another way. In Buenos Aires, coffee is enjoyed slowly, at a sidewalk cafe, sitting still, in an actual mug.

  • Even In Argentina, Still Like Home

    With technology rapidly shrinking distances between places that were once considered far away, one can travel 3,000 miles without losing the comforts of home. Films, music, and NPR are as accessible as ever.

  • In Defense of Soda Done Properly

    Soda gets a bad rap these days. But in Buenos Aires, Coca-Cola can be healthier and taste better. Often mixed with Fernet, it's nearly a national tradition. Part of that is just the culture, but part is that soda done well can be a good thing.

  • Searching for that Perfect Baguette

    Bread so good it practically melts in your mouth is hard to beat. But finding a good bakery is no easy task--in any city. Scouring the globe for a great bakery with great bread, sometimes even celebrity chefs with their own TV show can't produce a decent boule.

  • Far South, a Beef-Lover's Paradise

    Argentine beef is world-famous for good reason. Served up in parrillas, the steakhouses that dot Buenos Aires, there's no comparison to the American stuff. From the superhot charcoal grills to the free-range cows, the difference is clear.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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