Discover utterly scrumptious recipes from Texas diverse universe of ethnic communities in an affordable, practical cookbook that s released in time for Christmas and sized to be that perfect a stocking stuffer or house gift this year. Or keep it for yourself. Dianna Hunt celebrates the cultural traditions that early settlers stitched into the state’s patchwork, each ethnic wave contributing distinct flavors. Hunt searched out authentic recipes for Czech kolaches and Polish pierogi, for Mexico’s chiles relleños and Native American fry bread. From Southeast Texas, Cajun filé gumbo and bread pudding with whiskey sauce; from the Hill Country, jägerschnitzel: Germany’s version of chicken-fried steak. From the hearty African American cast-iron pot cooking of East Texas, there’s Sunday fried chicken; from the Norwegian Texans of Bosque County, delicate lace cookies, to name just a few in this handy collection. Here’s a book whose pages open delicious doorways into the kitchens of Texas’ rich ethnic heritages.
A longtime journalist and native Texan, Hunt has lived in virtually every corner of the state, from North Texas to South Texas and from deep East Texas to the West. Her reporting for the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has earned her numerous awards. And she knows small-town Texas too, having operated the weekly in the Bosque County seat of Meridian with her writer-husband, Evan Moore. Most recently Hunt became assistant city editor for criminal justice coverage for the Houston Chronicle.
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