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Texas Home Cooking

by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison

I wish I had written this book. It is completely Texan in scope and flavor. The recipes are many (over 400) and genuine. The King Ranch Chicken recipe, for instance, is one of the few you'll find that doesn't include a can of mushroom soup. It accurately reflects the wide range of Texas cultures with plenty of barbecue, Tex-Mex and grilling treasures, a whole section on game, many comfort foods, seafood, vegetables, canning, and a section they call "Y'all-Come-Back Desserts." The volume, available in soft cover and hard bound, is liberally peppered with Texas facts and anecdotes, and is not only indexed as to recipes, but to people and places mentioned throughout the book, as well. There's a helpful section on Mail-Order Sources.

Bon Appétit had this to say about Texas Home Cooking:

Texas Home Cooking is destined to become the definitive book . . . on that unique, wild, and wooly cuisine, which has borrowed influences from all over the planet, from Eastern Europe to Mexico. The chapters on real Texas barbecue and chili alone are worth the price of the book, but, happily, the Jamisons also take us on a lighthearted, irreverent culinary tour of the best of the rest of the Lone Star State.

The authors have written this book with a great deal of humor and affection for their topic. Not just a good read, but a cookbook you will really use.

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