Why didn’t I buy this book sooner?
I discovered this book by accident because a recipe for chili was needed. I never made chili before but know how it should taste like from experience growing up in Texas. I quickly looked online for recipes and came across this cookbook called “The Homesick Texan”. The title was funny and catchy and I loved it. When I read about how the author is from Texas but lives in NYC, it reminded me of myself. I lived in New York for a loooong time (and still do) but raised in Texas. Like Lisa, I crave for Tex-Mex food and it’s very hard to find good Mexican and/or Tex-Mex restaurants in NYC that’s worth it’s salt. There are a few gems in NYC but not many so I can greatly identify with the author. As a kid, I grew up on barbeque, homemade tortillas w/ butter (utterly divine) and frito pie among many other treats normally found in Texas. The book stayed on my mind for a long time because I wanted to make some of these mouthwatering recipes. I finally bought the book and scanned through it. Definitely amazing! The book has everything from soups/stews, seafood, classic dishes, breads/desserts and more. No recipes on barbeque but there are many BBQ cookbooks out there already. She focuses on Tex-Mex recipes and besides…..it’s difficult to properly barbeque in New York City anyway! Each recipe has a fun backstory laced with humor and nostalgia. If anyone is interested in Tex-Mex cuisine (the real deal), please buy this book. It’s worth it! Lisa Fain, thanks for making this book.