“A rich, comprehensive portrait of Lone Star food that goes leagues beyond brisket and chicken-fried steak.”
—New York Times Book ReviewTexas Eats isn’t just a cookbook.
Or a history book. It’s really the world of Texas food according to Walsh.—Dallas Morning News“This book is rich with gravitas and gravy.
But its true strength is the broad cast of previously unheralded characters—from Vietnamese pho masters in Houston to chicken-fried steak pioneers in Paradise—whose family histories and recipes tell us what it means to claim a Texas kitchen as your own.” —John T Edge, series editor, Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing “With a brilliant eye for detail,
master storyteller Robb Walsh delivers a remarkable portrait of Lone Star food. Recipe by recipe, he shows that Texas is its own country, with its own reasons and contradictions and, thankfully, one of the purest and most unique cuisines in the continental United States.” —Molly O’Neill, author of One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking “Robb Walsh is the Homer of Brisket, the great storyteller of Texas food.
Spending half a day with him, eating breakfast tacos, chicken-fried steak, and Galveston oysters, is getting a history lesson, adventure tale, and potential heart stoppage all at once. Luckily, with this book, you can pace yourself.” —Francis Lam, Features Editor, Gilt Taste “Robb Walsh’s new book has ‘Eat Me!’ written all over it.”—Kinky Friedman
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In Texas Eats
, Walsh covers the standards, from chicken-fried steak to cheese enchiladas to barbecued brisket. He also makes stops in East Texas, for some good old-fashioned soul food; the Hill Country, for German- and Czech-influenced favorites; the Panhandle, for traditional cowboy cooking; and the Gulf Coast, for timeless seafood dishes and lost classics like pickled shrimp. Texas Eats even covers recent trends, like Viet-Texan fusion and Pakistani fajitas. And yes, there are recipes for those beloved-but-obscure gems: King Ranch casserole, parisa, and barbecued crabs. With more than 200 recipes and stunning food photography, Texas Eats
brings the richness of Texas food history vibrantly to life and serves up a hearty helping of real Texas flavor.