I could have written this post some time ago but for some reason I kept pushing it off telling myself I would get to it tomorrow. That’s not like me when it comes to blogging. Usually I’m all gung-ho about getting that next post published and keeping the momentum going, I like to blog and would even go as far as to say it was a hobby or maybe an obsessive pastime. Then it struck me, this review is the last part of my affair with The Homesick Texan. After cooking alongside the other bloggers for the past four weeks and eating many awesome meals from this book I’m on my own with no instruction from Heather who set this whole experiment up and chose me to be a part of it.
Truth is this book will always be one of my main go to sources for tasty and straight up good food. The recipes are easy to follow with spectacular photographs and you’d be surprised as to how many ingredients you probably have in your cupboard right now. Sure you might need to go and find some dried chile de arbol but it’s there on the end cap that nobody ever looks at next to the dried prunes and goji berries. This book makes you experiment and explore with Tex-Mex cooking and the results are gratifying. The author, Lisa Fain makes the book very personal and this show in her description at the beginning of every recipe, It’s all about the memories for her growing up in Texas and now having had to move to New York she’s pining for some good Tex-Mex food. I can relate to that as I moved from Scotland to the U.S missing lots of my favorite foods which made me the man I am today, maybe I should write about a homesick Scotsman.
I have a lot of cookbooks and some have a lot of dust and that’s okay but The Homesick Texan will gather more food stains than dust. It’s a working cookbook and the dust may settle when I have tried all 150 recipes Lisa graciously gave us. Many thanks to Hyperion for offering up this cookbook and to Heather for letting me be a part of this great cook off.