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Courtney Bond is an executive editor of Texas Monthly's Food & Drink and BBQ sections. She occasionally writes about travel, too.

112 Articles

Food & Drink|
October 21, 2015

Pecan Pie

Our state nut goes just fine with some cream and bourbon.

Food & Drink|
May 13, 2015


It’s not easy being green. So make sure you start with some good avocados.

Food & Drink|
March 13, 2015


Out of the mud and into Houston’s melting pot. 

February 10, 2015

Chicken-Fried Steak

These days, a good one is rarer than hen’s teeth—but a whole lot tastier.

January 14, 2015


They’re fluffy, they’re tasty, and they’re not that hard to make.

Food & Drink|
December 11, 2014

La Paloma

Yes, those Ruby Reds are tasty and nutritious. But they can also get you as drunk as a skunk.

Food & Drink|
November 14, 2014

Eat Stay Love

Rural Texas has more to offer than chicken-fried steak and quaint motels. Our guide to ten far-flung places where you can enjoy first-class dining and sleep in style.

November 7, 2014


The cheese, yes. But don’t forget the chile.

September 15, 2014


A bird in the pan . . .

July 16, 2014

Puffy Tacos

Oil, masa, air bubbles, and the filling of your choice—do you really need anything else?

March 4, 2014


You should really Czech out this recipe for the delicious pastry.

Food & Drink|
February 11, 2014


A little care and attention can raise your ribeye to new heights.

January 15, 2014

Seafood Gumbo

You won’t roux the time you spend on this delicious stew.

December 10, 2013

Texas Caviar

A tasty way to bring good fortune.

November 20, 2013

Let’s Eat

Treasured recipes—and the stories behind them—from our staff.

Food & Drink|
November 16, 2013

Mole Poblano

Making this complex sauce is the most delicious meditative experience you’ll ever have.

Food & Drink|
September 23, 2013

Corny Dog

If you don’t make it to the state fair, you can batter and fry your own wieners at home.

August 13, 2013


This is what it tastes like, when doves fry.

June 9, 2013

Mexican Martini

It’s guaranteed to make your favorite urban cowgirl or cowboy happier than an armadillo diggin’ grub worms.

Food & Drink|
February 12, 2013


The breakfast antidote to whatever needs fixing.

Travel & Outdoors|
January 21, 2013

The Hill Country Drive

ROUTE: Bandera to Concan (and back)DISTANCE: 125 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 3WHAT TO LISTEN TO: 104.3 FM, 
the RanchA great drive may be about slowing down and clearing your head, but who can resist roads lined with signs warning of “Earth Slides” and “Steep Grades, Sharp Curves”? Born of massive geological

Food & Drink|
January 21, 2013

The Margarita Variations

On the rocks or frozen? Salt or no salt? And what tequila is best? So many questions, but these four recipes make it easy for you to shake up the best margaritas around.

January 20, 2013

The Cast of Dallas

“A limited series, with a limited future.” So wrote one Variety critic after viewing the 1978 pilot episode of Dallas, the CBS show that would become the second-longest-running dramatic series ever (only Gunsmoke lasted longer). For thirteen seasons audiences around the world were captivated by the trials and tribulations of

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