This book showcases the best culinary trends and tastes from today's hottest chefs and restauranteurs, blended with regional cultural sizzle. Caroline Stuart, co-founder and vice President of the James Beard Foundation, includes her own original recipes as well as homestyle favorites. The Food of Texas pulls together mouth-watering, colorful dishes from America's top chefs, among them Grady Spears (of Reata), Stephen Pyles (of Star Canyon), Dean Fearing (of the Mansion on Turtle Creek), and Tim Keating (of DeVille Restaurant). These talents represent the very best of Texas cuisine and they're all here, to bring you the best in cooking from the piquant part of the world. Sample such sumptuous dishes as Outlaw Coleslaw, Smoked Brisket of Beef and Chocolate Tortillas.