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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…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Rudy's Bar-B-Q 'Sause'

It probably can’t be overstated how important barbecue is to Texans. There are countless barbecue pits smoking away—right now—all over…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Dublin Texas Root Beer

The 1891 Dublin Bottling Works enjoys the dual honor of being the state’s oldest soda bottling facility and the first…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Blue Bell Ice Cream

In 1907, businessmen in the Brenham area opened a creamery to churn excess milk from area farms into butter. A…

Meet Yout Texas Makers: Round Rock Honey

Round Rock Honey begins with honeys sourced from about 900 individual hives concentrated in Central Texas, says Konrad Bouffard, who…
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