If barbecue in Texas is a religion, this book is its bible. Originally published only in print in 2002, this revised and updated edition explores all the new and exciting developments from the Lone Star State's evolving barbecue scene. The 100 recipes include 32 brand-new ones such as Smoke-Braised Beef Ribs and an extremely tender version of Pulled Pork. Profiles on legendary pitmasters like Aaron Franklin are featured alongside archival photography covering more than 100 years of barbecue history. Including the basic tools required to get started, secrets and methods from the state's masters, and step-by-step directions for barbecuing every cut of meat imaginable, this comprehensive book presents all the info needed to fire up the grill and barbecue Texas-style.
Author: David Garrido, Robb Walsh
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Presents a collection of Tex-Mex recipes, which combines Latin American and Texas flavors, including chicken in mole tejano, chipolte swordfish fajitas, and pumpkin flan
Texas cowboys are the stuff of legend — immortalized in ruggedly picturesque images from Madison Avenue to Hollywood. Cowboy cooking has the same romanticized mythology, with the same oversimplified reputation (think campfire coffee, cowboy steaks, and ranch dressing). In reality, the food of the Texas cattle raisers came from a wide variety of ethnicities and spans four centuries. Robb Walsh digs deep into the culinary culture of the Texas cowpunchers, beginning with the Mexican vaqueros and their chile-based cuisine. Walsh gives overdue credit to the largely unsung black cowboys (one in four cowboys was black, and many of those were cooks). Cowgirls also played a role, and there is even a chapter on Urban Cowboys and an interview with the owner of Gilley’s, setting for the John Travolta--Debra Winger film. Here are a mouthwatering variety of recipes that include campfire and chuckwagon favorites as well as the sophisticated creations of the New Cowboy Cuisine: • Meats and poultry: sirloin guisada, cinnamon chicken, coffee-rubbed tenderloin • Stews and one-pot meals: chili, gumbo, fideo con carne • Sides: scalloped potatoes, onion rings, pole beans, field peas • Desserts and breads: peach cobbler, sourdough biscuits, old-fashioned preserves Through over a hundred evocative photos and a hundred recipes, historical sources, and the words of the cowboys (and cowgirls) themselves, the food lore of the Lone Star cowboy is brought vividly to life.
Author: Robb Walsh, O. Rufus Lovett
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Presents stories, recipes, and photographs of barbecue cooking in the South, recording the pitmasters and legendary joints that make this food culture famous.
A Cowboy in the Kitchen
Author: Grady Spears, Robb Walsh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A haute take on one of America's most traditional cuisines--that of the Texas ranch. Don't be thinking this book is just full of ribs, beans, and biscuits . . . . unless, of course, you're thinkin' South Texas Venison Ribs with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Black Bean Nachos with Chargrilled Chicken, and West Texas Biscuit Pudding with Southern Comfort en Glace. You see, at the Reata Restaurant in West Texas, hot chef Grady Spears is cooking cowboy cuisine with an emphasis on the cuisine. Filled with fresh, strong flavors, fascinating ranch memorabilia (these Texans take their history seriously!), gorgeous full-color food photography, and truly marvelous, utterly real food, this is American cooking at its kick-off-your-boots-and-get-down-to-business greatest. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lolis Eric Elie
Devotees of the barbecue world are profiled in this culinary portrait of one of America's favorite pastimes, accompanied by fifty taste-tempting recipes for a variety of meats, sauces, and side dishes, including Lady Causey's Overnight Cabbage Slaw, Oklahoma Joe's Brew-B-Q Ribs, and Moonlight Mutton Dip. Reprint.
Barbecue Road Trip
Author: Michael Karl Witzel
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
The all-American food as it's never been seen before--histories, techniques, culture, competitions, traditional side dishes, and classic hot spots associated with barbecue's four major regional styles.
Author: Robb Walsh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Who says cooking is for homebodies? Veteran Texas food writer Robb Walsh served as a judge at a chuck wagon cook-off, worked as a deckhand on a shrimp boat, and went mayhaw-picking in the Big Thicket. As he drove the length and breadth of the state, Walsh sought out the best in barbecue, burgers, kolaches, and tacos; scoured museums, libraries, and public archives; and unearthed vintage photos, culinary stories, and nearly-forgotten dishes. Then he headed home to Houston to test the recipes he’d collected back in his own kitchen. The result is Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, a colorful and deeply personal blend of history, anecdotes, and recipes from all over the Lone Star State. 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.
Follow the Smoke
Author: John DeMers
"Places, people, secrets and recipes!" -- front cover.
Author: The Editors of Southern Living
Publisher: Southern Living
Experience flavor as big as the Lone Star State itself! Texans aren’t shy to proclaim that the nation’s best barbecue comes from inside the borders of the Lone Star State. Tipping ten-gallon hats to the smoky, caramelized bark and tender pink center of the state’s signature slow-cooked brisket, pulled pork tacos so spicy they curl toes and handlebar mustaches, and sublime side dishes accented with flavorful influences brought by German, Spanish, and Czech settlers, TEXAS BBQ, is the long-anticipated, mouthwatering roundup to over 100 of the best smokehouse recipes the state has to offer. Inside you’ll find: Over 100 authentic recipes from the state of Texas along with gorgeous full-color photography that include enticing appetizers, heirloom side dishes, an indulgent desserts Tips and tricks to help you master the art of barbecue with easy how-tos from expert pitmasters An exploration of the unique history of the Lone Star State and the roadside barbecue pit stops worth visiting BBQ basics, including a guide to selecting a grill, smoking basics, and how to prepare charcoal and much more Whether you’re a native Texan or someone who just wants to grill like one, Texas BBQ will become your definitive resource for creating ‘cue with the distinctive flair of the Lone Star State.
Author: Robert Murphy
Texas Lawmen, 1900-1940
Author: Clifford R. Caldwell, Ron DeLord
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Lawlessness in Texas did not end with the close of the cowboy era. It just evolved, swapping horses and pistols for cars and semiautomatics. From Patrolman "Newt" Stewart, killed by a group of servicemen in February 1900, to Whitesboro chief of police William Thomas "Will" Miller, run down by a vehicle in the line of duty in 1940, Ron DeLord and Cliff Caldwell present a comprehensive chronicle of the brave--and some not so brave--peace officers who laid down their lives in the service of the State of Texas in the first half of the twentieth century.
12 Bones Smokehouse
Author: Bryan King, Angela Koh, Angela King, Shane Heavner, Mackensy Lunsford
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
From the famous smokehouse in North Carolina comes signature recipes and techniques for ribs, pulled pork, and all the fixin's that make a perfect BBQ.
The debut title in the Anthony Bourdain Books line, The Prophets of Smoked Meat by “Barbecue Snob” Daniel Vaughn, author of the enormously popular blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ, is a rollicking journey through the heart of Texas Barbecue. From brisket to ribs, beef to pork, mesquite to oak, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to Texas barbecue includes pit masters’ recipes, tales of the road—from country meat markets to roadside stands, sumptuous photography, and a panoramic look at the Lone Star State, where smoked meat is sacred.