Texas Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the Lone Star state. From frontier campfire cooking, to spicy Tex-Mex fare, from old-fashioned cowboy cooking, to the German influence of Central Texas, to southeast Texas' own style of Cajun and Creole cooking, Texas cooking is diverse... and delicious. You'll find a taste of it all in Texas Hometown Cookbook. You’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for the Texas “Big Three”—barbecue, chili, and Tex-Mex— including Chili Cheese Empanadas, Chunky Texas Red Chili, Trail Riders Barbecue Coffee Pork Butt , and many more. Central Texas brings you the down-home flavor of Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy and Cast-Iron Skillet Okra. From Blacked-Eye Pea Jambalaya to Fried Bananas with Cream Sauce, Texas Shrimp Boil to Mexican Wedding Cookies, you’ll find delicious, hometown recipes to please everyone.... especially the cook because every recipe is easy-to-follow and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. For those that confess to reading their cookbooks like novels (you know who you are) you’ll enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from Seymour's Fish Day to Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival in Weslaco, from Hot Diggity Hog Fest in Odessa to the Black-Eyed Pea Fest/October Fest in Athens. When it comes to Texas hometown cooking, Texas is like a whole other country because there is so much great food to enjoy. Texas Hometown Cookbook brings you the BEST that the Lone Star State has to offer!