Happy New Year, food-minded friends. The advantage of leaving a tidy kitchen is returning home to a clean slate. We’ve just returned from holiday travels and it’s great to be home. What’s best–we’re starting the new year off with an empty refrigerator and a sparsely stocked pantry. True, my wallet may feel the pinch this week, but I’ll be making some distinguished choices at the markets. Stand by for top tips in quality and price out and about in Austin.