How Houston Came to Represent Global Flavors

Chandra Ram

We know Chris Shepherd as one of Houston’s most talented chefs, but he is at least equal parts evangelist. Of course he loves food—just check out the gleam in his eyes when a giant bowl of spiced, steamed crawfish hits the table. But when he talks passionately about what he loves, yes, it’s about the food, but it’s also about the people and cultures that surround him in Houston.