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Comfort and Joy

Aah, tamales. Those spicy, corn-husk-hugged morsels transport me to a happy place somewhere deep in the holiday traditions of my…

Tell Us Your Tops: Comfort Food

Everybody has a favorite comfort food, and we want to know yours.

Q&A with Kevin Russell

Kevin Russell has covered a lot of Texas ground in his nearly 30 years as a touring musician. As a…

Texas Highways joins San Antonio River Parade

The San Antonio River Walk will be illuminated on Friday, Nov. 28, for the Ford River Parade and Lighting Ceremony,…

Ransom aquires Garcia Marquez archive

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the…

Louise’s Cranberry Salad

Dallas Food Editor Cathy Barber recalls: I asked my mom, Louise Saathoff of San Antonio, to give me the recipe…

Nannie's Mincemeat Pies

Austin American-Statesman Food Editor Kitty Crider recalls: My grandmother Lois Barrett O’Kelly (we called her Nannie) had a pear tree.…

Yellow Velvet

Yellow Velvet—a sensuous blend of corn and squash—won the Austin American-Statesman’s annual Christmas Cookin’ Contest almost 15 years ago. Yes,…

Meet Your Texas Makers: La India Packing Co.

"With the resurgence of cooking shows, people are always looking for secret ingredients,” says Elsa Rodriguez Arguindegui, one of the…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka

Dating to the first experimental orchards planted in the 1880s, citrus fruits are among the most important crops of South…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Texas Pecan Candy Shoppe

On most days of the week, the various ovens and cooktops at the Texas Pecan Candy Shoppe in Schertz, just…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Texas Tamale Company

Among the great culinary traditions of Texas is the Mexican tamale. This savory staple of meat and vegetable fillings steamed…
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