1. Breakfast and Breads
2. Starters and Snacks
3. Salads and Sides
4. Chilis, Soups, and Stews
5. The Main Event
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LISA FAIN is a seventh-generation Texan. When she's not on the hunt for chile peppers, she writes and photographs the popular food blog Homesick Texan. Lisa's writing has appeared in Saveur and Edible Austin and on the blog Serious Eats, and her photographs have been exhibited worldwide, with two in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. An active member of Foodways Texas and the Southern Foodways Alliance, Lisa is also a certified barbecue judge.
"She had us at potluck! The fact that Lisa Fain says her most
memorable meal was a family potluck warms our heart. We share with
her a mutual desire to get people back around the table, since
enjoying a meal with family and friends really is the best way to
create lasting memories. Lisa invites you in with stories of her
family and their connection to the recipes, and her warm, personal
writing envelops you like a comforting blanket."
-Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock, authors of The Casserole Queens Cookbook
"Lisa Fain's new book, The Homesick Texan's Family Table, takes readers back to the origins of her inspiration-the family celebrations and community gatherings where platters of enchiladas, bowls of ranch-style beans, and great conversations combine to create lasting memories. It's a magical place that's changed the way we entertain-bring on the chiles, the masa, the chorizo!"
-Matt Lee and Ted Lee authors of the Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
"Who doesn't want to wake up to chilaquiles, enjoy a spicy soup for lunch, dive into a plate of peppery ribs, and finish up with a delicious, zippy version of cowboy cookies? With Lisa Fain's recipes, anybody, anytime, anywhere can rustle up down-home Tex-Mex fare-be it for an everyday meal or a special celebration. Now I just need a Texas-sized table to hold it all!"
-David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and The Sweet Life in Paris
"I've always admired Lisa Fain's remarkable ability to express sentiment through flavor-and with her latest book, this talent is on full display. Her beautifully photographed recipes inspired me to not only revisit some of my own family favorites (which I dressed up with the help of the salsas, jams, and pickles in her 'Accompaniments' chapter), but also introduce her family's classic flavors into my home. Hello, Frito Salad!"
-Martha Foose, author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and A Southerly Course