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Tastes of Texas: BBQ
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Tastes of Texas: BBQ

When you think of Texas, do you think BBQ? Well, now I do!!

Texas BBQ is more than food, it’s a lifestyle; it’s not just a recipe for brisket, it’s folklore. Barbecue tradition has passed down through generations and each region of Texas has its own story. Some Texans spend weekends devoted to meat. BBQ is celebratory and a big part of Texan pride. People line up early in the morning at their favorite joints just to get a piece of the BBQ pie. Why? Well, read on, y’all!

So what is barbecue? Barbecue is a special preparation of meat

Tastes of Texas: Tex Mex
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Tastes of Texas: Tex Mex

Tex Mex, you know it, you love it, but where did it come from? I’ve got answers. Let me give you the short lowdown on some Tex Mex history.

So, Tex Mex didn’t start as a cuisine: it started as a train. The Texas-Mexican Railway came first in 1875. Tex Mex started as the train’s abbreviation but ended up describing the people of Mexican descent who were born in Texas.

“Tex Mex” as a culture has existed for hundreds of years: it began during the mission era when Spanish and Mexican foods mixed with Anglo fare. But, Tex Mex the