Francine Spiering

Member Since:
Oct 2016

I am the magazine editor of Edible Houston, freelance food & travel writer, and the author of food & travel blog Life In The Food Lane. I lived in five different countries on four different countries before setting in Houston in 2013 and built a network spanning from Australia via Southeast Asia to the Middle East, Europe and on to North America. I have a kitchen diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, a WSET Level II Certificate, and an MA in English from Utrecht University. I am a member of Slow Food (and am currently the president of local chapter Slow Food Houston). 

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Published Articles (15)

Impossible? The Ultimate Green Burger is… Beefy Red!

A look at the Impossible Burger as presented to be a sustainable solution as an all plant-based burger with a meaty taste and texture.

What Makes A Farm Dinner So Unique?

Descriptive post of a chef-driven popup dinner on dairy goat farm, and what makes it so unique. It can be anywhere as long as the ingredients are the same: honest […]

An Offal Lot of Options

A selection (listicle if you will) of offal on the menu in Houston restaurants, including tongue, heart, liver and blood. The article was published in Meat Matters of Edible Houston […]

How Ya Like Them Ersters?

A travel story of oysters from special places. Blog post.

Pitstop in Reykjavik’s Grandi Harbor

From dry docks where big ships are hauled in for repairs to small fishing boats bringing in the catch of the day, not to mention the expansive views across the […]

Sulphur Smells & Bold Flavors: A Quick Taste of Iceland

By their sheer edginess the dark rocks pushed from the earth in odd angles seem to hold faces and figures. Add to that the occurrence of steam, sulphur smells and […]

Paper Suit Off, Apron On

Angela House was founded as a place to offer destitute women released from prison safe shelter, food, guidance and the tools they need to turn their lives around. Internships in […]

Go Greenland This Summer

Travel article about Greenland published in the travel section of The Boston Globe (Sunday edition).

Little House on the Shiner Prairie

What is good meat? Is it defined by taste and texture, or do you factor in ethics and how it was raised? Talk with a sustainable meat farmer. Published in […]

Pardon The Turkey

Story about preparing for vegetarian feast

Birds Of Heritage Feathers

Interview with local poultry farmer raising heritage breed poultry on pasture. Sustainability story for Edible Houston.

Spirits On Oak

Interviewing distillers and mixologist to talk about the influence of charred oak barrels on spirit. Bourbon, single-malt and barrel-aged cocktails. First appeared in printed magazine (Spirits Issue) of Edible Houston.

Off The Beach-Bound Path: A Weekend In Galveston (Texas)

Article offers suggestions to spend a weekend in Galveston from a “Slow Travel” perspective. Part of a media trip organized by the Galveston Tourism Board

Field To Table Cookbook – Interview with author Susan Ebert

“It makes so much more sense to me from a philosophical point of view to spend my dollars on conservation and support the habitat, and the land and the water […]

Zip Line, Sip Wine (Paso Robles, California)

Travel article about Paso Robles; appeared in the summer issue of Edible Houston; traveled as part of a media trip for Texas food, wine & travel writers.