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Hummus Bi Tahini (Chickpea Dip)

Jo Ann Andera, director of the Texas Folklife Festival, supplies her recipe for hummus.


Mohamed Hamed of Sammy’s Lebanese Restaurant in Houston provides this recipe for tabouli, a Mediterranean salad. At Sammy’s the tabouli…

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

According to owner-proprietor Eddie Wilson, the secret to Threadgill’s acclaimed CFS is its wet-dry-wet method of preparation. (It seals in…

Cafe Cornbread

Stone-ground cornmeal adds an interesting flavor and texture to that most Southern of breads, cornbread. The following recipe is adapted…

Fried Green Tomatoes

This version features a crunchy, cornmeal coating (adapted from a recipe in The Southern Living Cookbook.

Beulah’s Pecan Pie

Eddie Wilson of Threadgill’s provides his mother’s recipe for pecan pie, which also appears in The Threadgill’s Cookbook. “If at…

Fried Vietnamese Egg Rolls

This recipe is adapted from a favorite of Anh Chi Dinh of San Antonio, who makes them regularly from her…

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A spring roll consists of shrimp (and sometimes pork), mint and other herbs, perhaps a few bean sprouts, and rice…

Vietnamese Skewered Beef

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Paula Tran's Living and Cooking Vietnamese. Nuoc mam (fish sauce) and…

Calabacita con Carne de Puerco

This version of Calabacita con Carne de Puerco (or Mexican Squash with Pork) was adapted from a recipe that appears…

Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada can be used as a filling for crisp or soft tacos or served by itself as a main…

Rosemary-Orange Rum Cake

Adapted from Along the Garden Path by Bill and Sylvia Varney of Fredericksburg Herb Farm.
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