The Homesick Texan's Family Table
My new book, The Homesick Texan's Family Table will be published on April 1! The Homesick Texan’s Family Table will be available wherever books are sold and if you do preorder, you’ll be one of the first to receive it. You can order it from some of these fine establishments:
Barnes & Noble
The Homesick Texan’s Family Table is about making memories at the table with those that we love. Whether your feeding your family or welcoming a crowd, staying at home or heading to a gathering, there are over 125 recipes to share with your family and friends. And, of course, there are plenty of stories and full-color photos of both delicious food and the beautiful state of Texas.
The Homesick Texan Cookbook
My first book The Homesick Texan Cookbook can be ordered from these fine booksellers:
Barnes & Noble
You can order signed copies from my neighborhood bookshop, Posman Books. Call 212-627-0304 to place your order, and let them know what the inscription should be.
Praise for The Homesick Texan Cookbook:
Finalist for an IACP award in the American category.
Named one of 2011's notable cookbooks by The New York Times and The New York Times Book Review.
Named one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2011 by The Washington Post.
Named one of the top 10 cookbooks of the year by Amazon
Named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 2011 by Epicurious
"An unexpected highlight of my summer reading was a book featuring a hot and juicy threesome: jalapeño, cilantro and lime. Lisa Fain calls these the Tex-Mex trinity, which is a recurrent combination in her “Homesick Texan Cookbook” (Hyperion, $29.99), to be published on Sept. 13. This is her first cookbook and I couldn’t put it down: Coffee-Chipotle Oven Brisket; Dr Pepper Ribs; Tex-Mex Meatloaf (bound with crushed tortilla chips) with a Chipotle-Tomato Glaze; Jalapeño-Mustard Roasted Chicken — just a few reasons to go on living as summer draws to a close."
--Alex Witchel, New York Times
Named one of the year's top 10 cookbooks by Details magazine. "Blogger Lisa Fain's ode to her home state lassos you in with its road-trip-style photos, family anecdotes, and Tex-Mex how-tos."
--Ian Knauer, Details
"You don't have to be a homesick Texan to appreciate Lisa Fain's evocative, unpretentious prose and her accompanying seriously delicious (and easy to make) recipes."
--Ed Levine, founder, SeriousEats.com
"Finally, the voice and the down-home Texas cooking I love on the Homesick Texan blog is now between hard covers! Lisa Fain has an original voice, and I love her food--completely accessible, honest, and delicious."
--Michael Ruhlman, author of Ratio and The Elements of Cooking
"The sometimes funny and sometimes poignant memories of this seventh-generation Texan pining for the cooking of her homeland bring The Homesick Texan Cookbook to life. Lisa Fain's move to Manhattan has given Texans everywhere a great new resource for surefire recipes and Lone Star lore."
--Robb Walsh, author of Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook and The Tex-Mex Cookbook
"Written with equal parts humor and tenderness, Lisa Fain's book makes it easy to imagine your kitchen lies deep in the heart of Texas. Her enticing recipes for a wealth of toothsome Texas favorites prove once and for all that nothing soothes the homesick soul like good old Texas cooking."
--Rebecca Rather, author of Pastry Queen Parties
Curious what it will look like? Here are some of the inside pages:
And this is what the jacket will say:
When Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan, moved to New York City, she missed the big sky, the bluebonnets in spring, Friday night football, and her family's farm. But most of all, she missed the foods she'd grown up with.
After a fruitless search for tastes of Texas in New York City, Fain took matters into her own hands. She headed into the kitchen to cook for her friends the Tex-Mex, the chili, and the country comfort dishes that reminded her of home. From cheese enchiladas drowning in chili gravy to chicken-fried steak served with cream gravy on the side, from warm bowls of chile con queso to big pots of fiery chili made without beans, Fain re-created the wonderful tastes of Texas she'd always enjoyed at potlucks, church suppers, and backyard barbecues back home.
In 2006, Fain started the blog Homesick Texan to share Texan food with fellow expatriates, and the site immediately connected with readers worldwide, Texan and non-Texan alike. Now, in her long-awaited first cookbook, Fain brings the comfort of Texan home cooking to you.
Like Texas itself, the recipes in this book are varied and diverse, all filled with Fain's signature twists. There's Salpicón, a cool shredded beef salad found along the sunny border in El Paso; Soft Cheese Tacos, a creamy plate unique to Dallas; and Houston-Style Green Salsa, an avocado and tomatillo salsa that is smooth, refreshing, and bright. There are also nibbles, such as Chipotle Pimento Cheese and Tomatillo Jalapeño Jam; sweet endings, such as Coconut Tres Leches Cake and Mexican Chocolate Chewies; and fresh takes on Texan classics, such as Coffee-Chipotle Oven Brisket, Ancho Cream Corn, and Guajillo-Chile Fish Tacos.
With more than 125 recipes, The Homesick Texan offers a true taste of the Lone Star State. So pull up a chair--everyone's welcome at the Texas table!