Author: Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain is a James Beard award-winning writer who loves to cook. A seventh-generation Texan, she was indeed homesick during the two decades she lived in New York City, but the call of home recently brought her back to the Lone Star State. Her work has been featured in many publications, and she is the author of several cookbooks, including her latest, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip,. Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook/ Pinterest
Frijoles de puerco | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

Frijoles de puerco

When it comes to comfort food, refried beans are at the top of my list. Ever since I could remember, they were my…

Boudin kolaches | Homesick Texan
Bread Breakfast

Boudin kolaches

When I recently went to go vote, there were boxes of kolaches at the polling station for people to snack on as they…

Chicken sesame noodles | Homesick Texan
Main dish

Chicken sesame noodles

When I first moved to New York City, there was a Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood that offered free sesame noodles with every…

Chicken tortilla soup | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Chicken tortilla soup

In the 1930s, a Dallas cooking school advertised its course offerings, stating that it would be teaching how to make tortilla soup. This…

South Texas barbacoa | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

South Texas barbacoa

On weekend mornings in South Texas, people stop by their local taqueria or market to pick up a container of beef barbacoa and…