It might be inconvenient to jet off to Texas for a spread of its legendary ’cue and sides (though definitely worth the trip), but it’s a snap to bring the big flavors of Texas to Sacramento.
The way to do that for only $25 is via the new “United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes From All Corners of the Lone Star State” by Jessica Dupuy (Oxmoor House, 272 pages).
Fourth-generation Texan and food/wine writer Dupuy traveled the state to connect with top pitmasters in five distinct regions and showcase the recipes for their best dishes.
Such as? Well, how about salsas (avocado-mango, tomatillo), slow-smoked brisket, beef ribs, smoked turkey, German sausage (yep, you could look it up), pork stew, red chile pork posole, cheesy enchiladas, Frito pie, black-eyed peas, pecan pie (the pecan is state tree) and many more.
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Dupuy’s informative sidebars on techniques, gear and cooking tips will help the home cook get goin’ the Texas way.