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Foodbme

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Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Sun, 07/18/10 7:06 PM (permalink)
For all you Tex-Mex food lovers, here's the best web site I've found so far for Tex-Mex Foods:
http://www.foodtexas.com/
 
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    Born in OKC

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    Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Sat, 07/24/10 3:52 AM (permalink)
    Those who like hard copy off the shelf might like:
     
    Nuevo Tex-Mex:  Festive New Recipes from Just North of the Border by Walsh. 
     
    You can probably get a decent used copy for about five bucks, including shipping from one of the internet book sellers
     
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      Cosmos

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      Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Sat, 07/24/10 11:15 AM (permalink)
      I use my Rick Bayless cookbooks for most of my Mexican dishes
       
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        Reaper

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        Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Sat, 07/24/10 6:10 PM (permalink)
        I love Tex Mex or Cuban, Thanks
         
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          WarToad

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          Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Mon, 07/26/10 11:27 AM (permalink)
          Cosmos


          I use my Rick Bayless cookbooks for most of my Mexican dishes


          Yea, Baylees is just spot-on for authentic mexican flavors. Definately can't go wrong with him.    But Tex-Mex is kind of a hybred at times completely unto itself.
           
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            txtwister

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            Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Mon, 07/26/10 12:05 PM (permalink)
            Anyone who is interested in Tex-Mex really should get Robb Walsh's The Tex-Mex Cookbook.  It's fantastic not only for the recipes, but for the history of Tex-Mex, and fierce defense of Tex-Mex as a unique regional cuisine, rather than just the bastard-child of "real" Mexican cooking.

              http://www.amazon.com/Tex-Mex-Cookbook-History-Recipes-Photos/dp/0767914880
             
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              PapaJoe8

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              Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Mon, 07/26/10 2:21 PM (permalink)
              Nice links and info yall.. thanks!

              You could stop by the downtown Dallas El Fenix and visit w/ Mr. Martinez. He is still there most days, in the bar area, and is always ready to talk Tex Mex. Some say his dad started the whole Tex Mex thing.

              I worked for the competition El Chico, but my dad and Alfred were both pilots in WW2, and I have gone there since I was a small child. One of my bros was a Marine pilot and we had a nice visit w/ Mr. Martinez a year or so ago. He also does magic tricks for the kids. Just ask for a seat in the bar area if he is there.
              Joe

               
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                HollyDolly

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                Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Wed, 07/28/10 12:06 PM (permalink)
                yeah it's a very good book. The public library here had a copy of it, but someone must have liberated it from the library  awhile back, since i haven't seen it in quite a few months.
                I still have some money left on a Borders gift card, so i plan to buy my own copy of it.
                 
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                  HollyDolly

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                  Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Wed, 07/28/10 12:12 PM (permalink)
                  Thanks for the link.It's funny they say the stacked enchiladas are chilled tortillas which they aren't.Often in west Texas and new mexico and Arizona, they have a fried egg on top.
                  Robb Walsh mentions this in one of his chapters when he talks about the Borrunda's cafe out I think in Marathon or Alpine.Anyhow, it is famous out in West Texas.
                   
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                    scrumptiouschef

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                    Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Tue, 08/24/10 3:34 AM (permalink)
                    Out here in Austin we eat a lot of breakfast tacos. I reckon they're Tex-Mex. When I don't have time to go to Tamale House over on Airport boulevard I whip up a batch of chorizo and potato breakfast tacos.

                    http://www.scrumptiousche...Breakfast-Tacos-Recipe

                    scrumptiouschef
                     
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                      scrumptiouschef

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                      Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Tue, 08/24/10 5:01 PM (permalink)
                      http://www.recipesource.c...?search_string=tex+mex

                      Lots of good Tex Mex recipes above

                      scrumptiouschef
                       
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                        PapaJoe8

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                        Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Fri, 08/27/10 11:33 AM (permalink)
                        Chef, nice site you have! And, I love breakfast tacos. This Austin trend will spread I think.

                        I started a thread here a few years back about the tacos served at the old Tamale House at 1st and Congress in Austin. I learned here that the family sold that property for a good price... neat! It was great to get those delicious tacos, walk across the street, and eat them while watching the river flow by. I am still searching for how they made their meat and bean soft tacos.
                        Joe
                        <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Fri, 08/27/10 11:36 AM>
                         
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                          fishtaco

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                          Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Thu, 09/2/10 3:20 PM (permalink)
                          txtwister


                          Anyone who is interested in Tex-Mex really should get Robb Walsh's The Tex-Mex Cookbook.  It's fantastic not only for the recipes, but for the history of Tex-Mex, and fierce defense of Tex-Mex as a unique regional cuisine, rather than just the bastard-child of "real" Mexican cooking.

                           

                          I agree this is a great book. I haven't bought it but have checked it out of the library 6 times in 3 years. Has some great bits of history and trivia.
                           
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                            scrumptiouschef

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                            Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Tue, 09/14/10 12:43 PM (permalink)
                            Dang Papa Joe you really are an old school hound. Didn't Bobby sell the original Tamale House on Congress around '73?
                             
                            At any rate Austin is still rife with good breakfast tacos. If you make it down this way hit La Fogata, a cart at 8513 Burnet road. The chef/owner is from San Luis Potosi and she makes divine tacos.
                             
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                              PapaJoe8

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                              Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Wed, 09/15/10 8:08 PM (permalink)
                              Thanks for tha tip Chef! Yep... it was late 60s when I ate most of those tacos. That "Austin Taco" thread here has some history about the Tamale House.
                               
                              Here is some Austin history. There was once a "Chili Rice" place in Austin. It was fashioned after Shanghai Jimmy's in Dallas. I think? it was called Shanghai Charley's or Charlie's. ? It was on the street just behind the UT Student Union. Not sure when it closed but it was there in the late 60s. I did find someone online that remembered it. It was good stuff!
                               
                              Is chili rice Tex Mex? Well, I did start in Texas. But, maybe it's no part Mexican?
                              Joe
                              <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Thu, 09/16/10 8:52 PM>
                               
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                                Ralph Melton

                                Re:Source for Tex-Mex Recipes Sun, 01/23/11 11:21 AM (permalink)
                                txtwister


                                Anyone who is interested in Tex-Mex really should get Robb Walsh's The Tex-Mex Cookbook.  It's fantastic not only for the recipes, but for the history of Tex-Mex, and fierce defense of Tex-Mex as a unique regional cuisine, rather than just the bastard-child of "real" Mexican cooking.

                                 http://www.amazon.com/Tex-Mex-Cookbook-History-Recipes-Photos/dp/0767914880

                                 
                                Thank you for this recommendation. I got The Tex-Mex Cookbook recently based on this recommendation, and I've really enjoyed reading the history.
                                 
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