Home of the “ best pimento cheese in Houston ” according to The Houston Press and the “ judges favorite ” pimento cheese from My Table magazine.    According to examiner.com “ customers gushed over it to no end. ” The Houston Chronicle warns its readers “ don't miss the triple ginger cookies. ” And The Ultimate Food Lover's Guide to Houston says that Words and Food has “ the best ready to eat food anywhere. ”
Words & Food offers much more than pimento cheese. Freshly made soups, fantastic citrusy hummus, egg salad, and other down home good entrees. All products are hand crafted and made in small batches with great care and quality ingredients. Local produce and farm fresh eggs are used. Why cook when you can microwave Janice's incredible food?
FarmHouse Delivery carries our Pimento Cheese in the familiar 8 ounce container. Farmhouse Delivery Farm Members enjoy weekly or biweekly bushels of local fruits and vegetables - delivered to their home or office - and have the option of ordering additional locally sourced food (e.g. organic eggs, meat, dairy products, bread and artisanal cheese). Unlike traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, Farmhouse Delivery sources its food from many farms, guaranteeing that each bushel contains a unique assortment of the freshest local produce.
Revival Market carries our Pimento Cheese in the familiar 8 ounce container. Fresh batches delivered every Thursday. Ryan Pera and Stacey and Morgan Weber are doing it right in the Heights. They offer fresh foods sourced from local farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and food artisans as well as a wide array of seasonally-inspired prepared foods, charcuterie, and house-made staples like vinegar, pickles and jams. Revival Market, 550 Heights Blvd at White Oak, 713.880.8463.
Houston Farmers Market was the first farmers market in Houston certified by the state of Texas. Tuesdays on Rice University Campus from 3:30 to 7:00 PM. The Tuesday Market is located in the parking lot south of Rice Stadium, University Blvd near Montclair. Parking in the lot at Entrance 9 or in the Greenbriar Lot, entrances 13A and 13B.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market. On Saturday the market is open from 8:00 am until noon - be like a regular, bring a canvas bag, carry small bills, and get there early . Located just north of the intersection of Richmond and Eastside and behind an office building. Eastside has a stoplight and it's in between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway.
The next Urban Market Houston is on Sunday the 20th of May 2012. The Market moved to a new location - The Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, Texas, 77045 - so check the website for driving directions. The Urban Market Houston is a high end outdoor antiques market with food available from Words & Food.
posted 10 Sep 2011Janice's entry in the Greater Houston Quilt Guild's quilt show won second prize in the 3D quilt category. The quilt show is being held in Stafford and the hours are 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Friday the 9th of September and 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday the 10 the of September. The show includes a special showing of "Stitched" the film about quilting, featuring Caryl Bryer Fallert, Hollis Chatelain and Randall Cook at 9 AM each morning, before the quilt show opens. Admission to the quilt show is $5 per day and tickets to the movie are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but film seating is limited, so please reserve your seats in advance
posted 13 February 2010Cooks Tour - a dining blog with Alison Cook - After visiting Reading Terminal in Philadelphia, Cook "... fantasized about the prepared foods that would tempt Houstonians and show the world the genius of our Gulf Coast melting pot cuisine. Let's face it, nobody's going to visit Houston for our scenery, but they just might visit for our fabulous food." Cook's view of Houston's Reading Terminal included this comment - "Words and Food by Janice Schindeler would dispense everything from soups to the world's yummiest pimento cheese."
posted 11 November 2009
Check out Janice's bi-monthly Taste Maker's Column in My Table Magazine availabe at the tastiest newsstands in the Houston area.
posted 20 Oct 2009
Cooks Tour - a dining blog with Alison Cook - "I am so taken by my friend Janice Schindeler's hand-made pizza quilt that I just had to show it to you. It's a Houston food-world classic that comes with detachable toppings--mushrooms, at the moment, soon to be joined by slices of pepperoni."
Janice Schindeler, the energy behind the delicious products from Words and Food, has been a member of the Houston food scene since the late 1970s. Janice started as hostess and line cook at the original Ouisie's on Sunset, was a locum tenens cook for 120 Portland, made desserts for Bono's and River Cafe, was food editor for Houston Home and Garden, wrote restaurant reviews for the Houston Press, was cuisine editor for Ultra, was the food editor for the Houston Post, survived being dragged overseas for her partner's work, contributed a chapter on Texas food for America A Culinary Journey, wrote occasional columns for Country Home magazine, put out a couple editions of Family Circle's Light and Easy magazine, was food editor for the Chronicle, was restaurant critic for Houston Modern Luxury, writes from time to time for My Table magazine, and .............
But her encounters with food started even earlier than her arrival to Houston. "I lived in a tent and cooked over a campfire for a summer, worked and lived and ate steamed veggies and brown rice daily at a tropical fish farm commune in west Miami, survived a trip around America in a 1952 Chevy van (with the aid of an old Coleman stove), and was crowned apple-pie-baking princess of Mount Gretna."