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Author Archives: Tony Russell, Chef and Owner of Quench Restaurant
Cooking has always been a passion of mine. As a young child, I would sit anxiously in the kitchen waiting and watching to see what new exciting meals would be prepared for the evening. I can recall passing my grandmother the buttermilk, so that she could prepare her famous homemade Buttermilk Cornbread or watching her mead and roll the dough for her delicious Peace Cobbler. Some of these meals however, had a hidden secret. Growing up I watched many of my family members fall ill, due to their poor eating habits and misuse of some common household ingredients. As the old saying goes 'You are What You Eat'. This has lead me to focus my attention on finding an alternative to cooking that would promote a healthy and well balance individual. By partnering with Quench Restaurants, located here in the Austin community; 5815 W. Madison and being Owner and Operator of this location, my goal is to continue preparing healthy, good, exciting and delicious meals. This is done by promoting a 'Healthy Alternative Way of Cooking a Soulful Cuisine', using fresh ingredients all natural products and eliminating the foods that are causing the most harm. As you will see from my blogs, these meals not only look good, but they taste even better; if a picture is worth a thousand words, then I'm preparing a mouthful. I look forward to reading your comments and as always, GOOD EATING….. TR