I’m not from Texas. I love the food. It’s fantastic fare, but it’s just not my home cooking. But, it is for Texans and uprooted Texans around the globe.
I can sympathize with people who yearn for cooking that reminds them of wherever it is that they hail from. I’m guilty of that. I think we all are from time to time. Being somewhere else in the world and having that craving for whatever it is that says home can sometimes be a tough itch to scratch.
Lisa Fain is what I consider to be an expert on Texas food and cuisine. She’s even a certified BBQ judge. It doesn’t get much more Texas than that.
In her recently published cookbook, The Homesick Texan Cookbook, she brings us a taste of what true Texas cooking is all about. The book is packed with more than 125 recipes that are guaranteed to bring the flavors of the Lone Star State directly to your table.
Whether you’re a transplant from Austin TX now residing in Austin Indiana or someone relocated from Houston TX to Houston Alaska you can now enjoy a little taste of home anytime your senses call. For the rest of us non-Texans, we get a great opportunity to understand what Lisa has been missing.
You can check out more of Lisa’s photography and writing at her super popular blog.
Author: Lisa Fain
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Hyperion (September 13, 2011)