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Cooking Texas Style

Cooking Texas Style
Traditional Recipes from the Lone Star State

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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272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 line drawings |

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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Index

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.


“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


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