Since 1973, Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, publishing long-form literary storytelling on the state's most interesting characters and trends, along with reporting and analysis on vital issues such as politics, the environment, business, and education. Recognized for its editorial excellence and outstanding design, Texas Monthly is one of the most respected publications in the nation and has won fourteen National Magazine Awards.
"You would think for a state as big and diverse as Texas that no single cookbook could truly capture all it has to offer, but you would be wrong. The Big Texas Cookbook is just what the name promises - a large book filled with recipes, stories and lush photos that depict the beauty of Texas food, chefs, and culinary traditions. Whether you live in the Lone Star State or you have a hankering for our food, this book is a must-have for your collection." - Tracy Vaught, restaurateur, and Hugo Ortega, executive chef, Hugo's, Caracol, and Xochi, Houston "The Big Texas Cookbook celebrates the wonderfully diverse and culturally nuanced food of Texas with a mouth-watering collection of recipes from across the state." - Lisa and Tom Perini, owners, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap "What is Texan food? That was a complex question one hundred years ago and it's even harder to answer today. But The Big Texas Cookbook nails it. Texas in every sense is broad, deep, roomy, and inclusive: from Hill Country barbecue and a bowl of Texas red to kolaches and Tex-namese crawfish boils, it's all here. Delicious recipes? Absolutely. A new definition of what it means to be Texan exemplified by the food itself? Hell yes!" - Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, and author "The editors of Texas Monthly deliver reader favorites from the magazine's 50-year history, as well as stunning recipes that highlight the culinary influence of the immigrants who call the state home. . . .Those who crave bold flavors will relish this collection of Lone Star exceptionalism." - Publishers Weekly, starred review