Texas Cooking is both a cookbook and a travel guide, featuring gorgeous photographs and unforgettable recipes from every region of the state. Equally at home on a coffee table or in the kitchen, this book is filled with recipes from some of the most famous and respected chefs in Texas and throughout the nation. Contributors also include famous Texans such as Tracy Byrd, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Bill Moyers (to name a few). Contributing chefs include: Stephan Pyles, Grady Spears, Tim Love, Kent Rathburn, Dean Fearing and more. From the inside cover of Texas Cooking: "Travel and food are forever entwined in the minds of vacationers. When you visit a place and return home, you may wind up talking about the foods you ate as much as the sites you saw. Every state has its own way, and its own history of preparing its foods. This is Texas cooking, reflecting home-made, hand-me-down recipes from generations past, delectable recipes from many of the state's top restaurants and new Southwest-style recipes from some of the nation's most famous and respected Texas chefs. Welcome to Texas and bon appetit!"