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Comfort Food: Tex-Mex

It’s a Texan birthright to argue for a favorite Tex-Mex plate and place. What all Texans seem to agree on…

Comfort Food: Fish & Shrimp

More than 600 miles of Gulf Coast landscape shapes one long, arching side of the state. And from those waters…

Comfort Food: Kolaches

Of the many treasures bequeathed to Texas by European settlers who began arriving more than 200 years ago, perhaps the…

Comfort Food: Mac 'n' Cheese

Never underestimate the comfort factor in a bubbling-hot crock of cheese-cloaked noodles pulled right from the oven. Best are versions…

Dick Picton's Gumbo

Serves 10  1 lb. sliced bacon  1 lb. large onions, sliced  1 clove garlic, minced  1/2 c. flour  1 small…

State of the Plate

Texas comfort foods come in an amazing array of flavors. They also trigger a wide range of emotions. From the…

Sweet at Suga's

Some might call Suga’s Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar in Beaumont an accidental restaurant.

Ready, Set, Start

Running errands in Dallas, Mom and I realize we’re both thirsty and famished. Our busy day, with its lengthy to-do…

A Moveable Feast

After cooking gumbo for 30 years, I’ve developed some rituals when it comes to tailoring my recipe to the seasons.…

Comfort Food: Burgers

If you’re a recent arrival in Texas, you may not have heard that our state gave birth to the hamburger,…

Comfort Food: Chicken-Fried Steak

  The most popular dish among cowboys driving cattle to market, the chicken-fried steak began as a simple pounded steak—usually…

Comfort Food: Barbecue

Few topics in the Texas food world get people more excited than barbecue.
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