WHERE: Houston, TX
MILES TO MARKET: 34
PEOPLE : Maria, Crystal, Christine, Mary Lou, Teal, Bob, Amanda & Chris.
ABOUT: WHAT’S cooking at Pat Greer’s Kitchen in the Houston Montrose? Lots of LOVE! Pat Greer has been creating raw food delights in the Houston area since 1998. You might ask how you can make a grand pizza (usually made with flour and cheese) that is raw, wheat-free, and vegan. That is just one of Pat’s many culinary surprises. Being a proponent of using locally grown produce when available, the dishes change with the seasons. Co-founder of the Central City Co-op, and a chronic up-cycler, Pat started making raw meals and dehydrating crackers out of the abundant organic produce from the farmers markets and co-op. The Spicy Flax crackers won the Gold Medal Award from the Gallo Family Vineyards in the Best Bread and Baked Goods Division (we still laugh about that one). In 2005, this award landed YaYa’s crackers as a featured product in the New York Fancy Food Show, plus a trip to New York to receive the award from 5 top chefs in the US. Pat would, of course, like to save the world single-handedly, and enlists the help of everyone…like You. As a talk-show host on 90.1 FM, KPFT Houston, her show, Eco-Ology features weekly visits from leading innovators who are affecting change in our environment, ecology, social justice, health, and spirit.
FUN FACT: PGK is in an old house in the Montrose area. The house used to be a crackhouse. Energy shifts with intention.