Since I left Texas 18 years ago, Ive relied on inherited recipes as well as gorging when Im back visiting for my Texas, Southern, BBQ and Tex-Mex food fix. I have a few Southern cookbooks. The only Texas cookbook that I have is Threadgill's.
Ive decided its well past time to branch out so for my upcoming birthday, I've decided to splurge on The Best Texas / Tex-Mex Cookbooks EVER!
What cookbooks should I buy?
I've searched Amazon and come up with a few books that look interesting
Matt Martinez Culinary Frontier
Tex-Mex Cookbook by Robb Walsh
Texas Cowboy Cooking by Tom Perini
Food of Texas by Caroline Stuart
Pinch of This by Liz Carpenter (historic recipes)
Capital Cookbook by Edith Williams (historic recipes)
Food Lovers Guide to Texas (more food porn than cookbook)
Do y'all have any feedback on any of these?
Are there other places I should look (UT Press, Republic of Texas Press)?
Are there any books not on my list that you LOVE?
Note that I don't need entire cookbooks devoted to Chili or BBQ since I'm set in that regard.