Lisa Fain

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    UPDATE: Texans Still Really Like Meat, According to the Cookbooks We Buy

    As they surely do thousands of times a second the folks at Amazon have taken the time to analyze data about the cookbooks they sell, and this time they've broken the data down by regions in the US. A webpage set up about the project says they wanted to learn where their best selling cookbooks were c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Dr Pepper And Peanuts? Together? In a Glass? Get outta Here!

    Whoa, whoa, Nellllllly. BuzzFeed Food, the website dedicated to blowing your mind with viral insanity of all sorts (like this bacon fiasco), posted an article recently that has me a bit flustered. It reads: "In Texas (and other parts of the South), people put them IN THE SAME GLASS." "Them," my fr ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012

    The Great Dallas Brisket Taco Hunt

    Five brisket tacos at five places in five hours: It's more meat -- and more fun -- than it seems.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Texas-Themed Cookbooks for Your Counter

    ​Robb Walsh and the folks at Ten Speed Press are putting together Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook. Walsh's latest, a "colorful and deeply personal blend of history, anecdotes and recipes," comes on the heels of several cookbooks compiling Tex-Mex, barbecue, cowboy cookery and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    "Fancy Pants" Dallas Does Its Upscale Take On Chicken Fried Steak

    All Good Cafe's Chicken Fried Steak‚ÄčSince Dallas loves its chicken fried steaks and high-quality beef, it's hardly surprising that local chefs wanting to pay homage to regional culinary traditions are dredging fancy cuts in batter. But evidence suggests that it's rarely a good idea. I've seen chi ... More >>