Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest)

If you’re looking for a taste of the true Texas Mexican experience, then this is the cookbook for you! Truly Texas Mexican features authentic recipes for dishes that are native to the state, using ingredients that are locally sourced and seasonal. Whether you’re looking to whip up a quick and easy meal or something more festive and special, you’ll find everything you need in this book.

The recipes in Truly Texas Mexican are designed to be approachable for home cooks of all levels, with clear and concise instructions that will have you whipping up traditional Tex-Mex dishes in no time. And because all of the ingredients are locally sourced, you can be sure that you’re getting the freshest and most flavorful results possible.

So what are you waiting for? Get cooking with Truly Texas Mexican today!

Editorial Reviews


“Medrano’s tome is well-researched and well-illustrated with maps and appetite-stirring photographs of dishes like grilled clams in tequila broth; watermelon canapés with avocado, serrano, and grapes; and a red jalapeño champagne cocktail…It is truly a delight.”
— Cowboys And Indians Magazine

“treasury of 100 kitchen-tested recipes showcasing the heritage of Texas Mexican cuisine. Truly Texas Mexican features flavors to remember. A superb addition to cookbook shelves!”
— Midwest Book Review

Truthfully, Adán Medrano has no real issues with processed cheese or greasy refried beans. But in his recent cookbook,  Truly Texas Mexican, the San Antonio native outlines a different kind of Texas cooking, with recipes that rely upon fewer–and fresher–ingredients. “Texas Mexican” food begins centuries before the first Europeans set foot in the United States, with the simmering beans and roast wild chiles of the tribes that first inhabited the Lone Star State, and continues into the homes of families across the Southwest today–including his own.
-Garden & Gun Magazine

From the Author

“Tex-Mex” is not the subject of this book nor are the 100 recipes.  “Tex-Mex” is a restaurant format that began in San Antonio in 1900 and is a variation of Texas Mexican cuisine which has much older historical roots in the state.  I detail the differences  in Truly Texas Mexican, which is a combination of history and cookbook.
Garden & Gun Magazine published a quote about the book that is worth repeating:  “making a distinction is in no way disparaging one or the other.”
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