Dr. Allan H. Fradkin was recently announced by the Houston Chronicle as a runner-up in the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Throwdown Contest in the Luxury Division of recipes. Over 100 participants vied for the best confection of the traditional macaroni and cheese recipe. He submitted two variations—Uptown M & C and Mac ‘n’ Cheese Hatch, but the former won the prize. The winner is composed of imported pasta, unusual cheeses, and panko topping with fresh herbs; the latter uses Hatch, New Mexico roasted chile peppers.
Dr. Fradkin has always been interested in cooking and creating new dishes with several recipes being published in national cookbooks. For several years he participated in the Men Who Cook sponsored by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. He and his late wife Linda, who was the Food Editor of the Galveston Daily News for years, shared their passion for the culinary world, even attending La Varenne Cooking School in Paris and classes taught by Julia Child. His two children Brendan and Allegra have also been indoctrinated into the food world by being students at the San Luis cooking classes, Sur la Table cooking school, and Ritz-Carlton culinary classes.
He is a partner in The Eye Clinic of Texas/Texas EyeWear with Dr. Bernard Milstein and Dr. Thuy Van in the practice of ophthalmology in Galveston, League City and Texas City. Dr. Fradkin is on the attending staff of The University of Texas Medical Branch, Mainland Medical Center, and Clear lake Regional Medical Center. Recently, he was named as one of the Best Doctors in America for 2009-2010, which he has been consecutively since 1996. This organization is comprised of the top 5% of expert physicians worldwide and is a result of extensive peer review which help identify specialists who are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their field and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. Best Doctors, Inc. asked physicians, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”
His colleagues and friends salute him as being tops in the world of food and medicine.