Cook like a Texan with this ever-growing collection of drinks and dishes.
Sopaipillas Recipe


If Proust had lived in Texas, this fried pastry would have been his madeleine.

Pan de Campo recipe

Pan de Campo

“Campfire cowboy, cook this bread, Doo-dah, doo-dah . . .”

A roasted chile lies in a bowl, covered in a white sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Chiles en Nogada

These iconic chiles in walnut sauce are a beautiful, edible incarnation of the red, green, and white of the Mexican flag.


The Chilton

West Texas’s claim on this fizzy, lemony cocktail is unprovable? We’ll drink to that.

Texas Sheet Cake

What could be better than a massive slab of cocoa, butter, sugar, eggs, and buttermilk?

fried dove


This is what it tastes like, when doves fry.

Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini

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

Cajun Gumbo and Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

State Fare: Treebeards’ Cajun Gumbo and Jalapeño Cornbread

Treebeards does lunch. Not the hasty post-modern “Let’s do lunch” but the leisurely traditional “Will you join me for lunch?” Inside the flagship Market Square location (315 Travis) in Houston, ceiling fans waft a breeze across baskets of fresh produce while customers queue up to peruse the possibilities: shrimp étouffée,

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