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Emily McCullar

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Emily McCullar is an eleventh-generation Texan who was hired as Texas Monthly's front desk receptionist in 2014. She soon charmed her way into the fact-checking department before becoming a staff writer in 2019. She has written about celebrities, literature, music, film, politics, and history, and she likes to think of herself as a Matthew McConnoisseur. She once wrote an essay about deer hunting with her dad that was longlisted in The Best American Sportswriting, and the fact that this basically means she's a "sportwriter" is the funniest thing in the entire world.

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July 31, 2007

Books That Cook

Author Denise Gee comes from a long line of Southerners who like to imbibe. Growing up in Natchez, Mississippi, she observed her fair share of Southern belles and seersuckered gentlemen with drink in hand. Eventually, cocktail hour became a distinctly personal and cultural experience for Gee, who set out