As a self-taught cook, I’ve relied heavily on cookbooks over the years to sharpen my skills and technique in the kitchen. With well more than 200 cookbooks and counting (everything from the Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique to Boy Scout campfire cookbooks), it’s become an obsession.
Find out which cookbooks get the most wear and tear in my kitchen.
Texas is a unique state in the U.S. Just ask us, we’ll tell you all about it. What most people don’t understand though is that the cultures vary widely from one region of the state to the other.
From the Acadian settlers near Beaumont, to the Vietnamese people in Port Arthur, to the Spanish families in the Rio Grande Valley, to the German immigrants in Central Texas, all the way to West Texas, where the culture has more in common with New Mexico than Austin, Texas is a culturally diverse place.
Texas also has a long and proud history, being part of several different nations and, at least briefly, being a nation unto itself, extending all the way into what is now Wyoming.