Five Texas Cookbooks to Gift the Foodies in Your Life

Five Texas Cookbooks to Gift the Foodies in Your Life

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the foodie in your family or friend group, it’s hard to go wrong with the gift of new recipes.

Recipe: Chile Pequin Salsa

Recipe: Chile Pequin Salsa

Ingredients
4 tomatoes
1 medium onion
Juice of 8-10 key limes
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
40 to 50 chile pequins
Salt and pepper
Directions
Mash the chile pequin using a molcajete or another form of mortar and pestle.

Sip On This: Four Texas-Made Cocktail Recipes to Keep Summer Going

Sip On This: Four Texas-Made Cocktail Recipes to Keep Summer Going

Though one of Texas’ hottest summers is beginning to cool off, that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up refreshing poolside cocktails just yet.

Recipe: Adams “Original” Red Velvet Cake

Recipe: Adams “Original” Red Velvet Cake

Cake Ingredients:
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
1 teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce Adams Red Food Color
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Icing Ingredients:
1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
½ cup shortening
1 tablespoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons milk (approximately)
Directions:
Cream shortening and sugar.

Recipe: Ratatouille

Recipe: Ratatouille

Recipe by June Naylor
Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients:
3 Japanese eggplants
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow onion
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1 to 2 jalapeños, seeded (optional)
4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, depending on size
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano, thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Dice the eggplant, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and onion into 1/2-inch pieces.

New Community Cookbook Celebrates Fredericksburg’s Food Heritage

New Community Cookbook Celebrates Fredericksburg’s Food Heritage

Dozens upon dozens of local families and individuals contributed recipes handed down through generations, and a team of 15 Gillespie Country Historical Society volunteers compiled the works—including numerous family stories, anecdotes, and nuggets of history—to round out a 200-page book.

Underrated Gulf Fish Black Drum Takes Center Stage at Austin’s Huckleberry Food Truck

Underrated Gulf Fish Black Drum Takes Center Stage at Austin’s Huckleberry Food Truck

“You can easily catch 20 to 30 pounds of drum at that time,” Davis says. “It’s a very versatile fish—moist, meaty, and flaky, with mild white flesh, especially when they’re smaller, around 14-inches. The larger fish tend to be stronger in flavor and can be tough.”

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