Jane Dure


Bessie’s Pecan Pie

The Eighty-third Legislature just named the pecan pie the state pie of Texas. Celebrate by baking one using one of our very favorite recipes.

Get Out
Pit Stops

Where are the best places to eat barbecue in Texas? Six years ago we published a highly subjective—and hotly debated— list of our fifty favorite joints, and now we’ve gone back for seconds. Ten intrepid souls drove more than 21,000 miles in search of 2003’s worthiest ‘cue. Here’s what they came back with: the top 5 and the next 45, plus honorable mentions, great chains, and meat by mail.

Books That Cook

Tuxedos to Tailgates: A Celebration of the Seasons

Books That Cook

Tim Love on the Lonesome Dove Trail: Recipes of Urban Western Cuisine.

Zina Garrison
The Best Pecan Pie on Earth

This Thanksgiving recipe has been my family’s secret for four generations. Now it can be told.