Cooking Texas Style

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Cooking Texas Style

Traditional Recipes from the Lone Star State

By Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez

Thirty years and more than 40,000 copies sold since its first publication, Cooking Texas Style—available again in paperback with a new preface—is still the best source of authentic recipes for the traditional comfort foods of Texas.

February 2013


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6 x 9 | 272 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-292-74773-9

Just remembering the crispy fried chicken and luscious peach cobblers a grandmother or aunt used to make can set your mouth watering. And since remembering is no substitute for eating, cooks across the country have turned to Cooking Texas Style to find recipes for the comfort foods we love best. Thirty years after its first publication, popular acclaim has made this collection of favorite family recipes the standard source for traditional Texas cooking.

Here are over three hundred tasty recipes from the kitchens of Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez. You’ll find classic Texas dishes such as chicken-fried steak, barbecue, chili, guacamole, and cornbread hot with jalapeños, as well as novel, exciting ways to prepare old favorites such as Tortilla Soup, Fajitas, and Chicken and Dumplings. Organized for easy reference, all the recipes are clearly explained, simple to prepare, and simply delicious. Cooking Texas Style is an invaluable addition to the kitchen bookshelf of anyone interested in cooking—and eating—Texas style.

Preface to the 2013 Edition
To the Reader
1. Appetizers
2. Drinks
3. Soups and Salads
4. Meats
5. Poultry, Seafood, and Eggs
6. Vegetables and Side Dishes
7. Salad Dressings, Gravies, and Sauces
8. Breads
9. Pickles, Preserves, and Condiments
10. Desserts

Sisters Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez are sixth-generation Texans who trace their ancestry back to John Coker, a scout in the Battle of San Jacinto, and to the German pioneers who first settled New Braunfels.

“By far the best . . . authentic book about regional cooking in Texas that I have seen.”
—M. F. K. Fisher

“The best way to describe it is simply to say, try it, because you’ll find all sorts of riches. This is an imaginative concept, extremely well realized.”
Southwest Review

"Are you looking for a cookbook to spice up your life? Do you crave an authentic cookbook that delivers true Texas flavor? Then Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez’s Cooking Texas Style is what you’re seeking. Cooking Texas Style does justice to the name. This cookbook serves amazing recipes, with easy to follow instructions."
Derrick Heslip, Texas Books in Review