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Brisket for a hunger the size of Texas

When Katie Younger left Texas nearly a decade ago, she had no idea she was leaving brisket too. “I was shocked,” she says about the ignorance surrounding large slabs of fat-blanketed beef. “I just thought it was such a common meal for people to have.” In New England, beef brisket most often shows up as …

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Rosca de reyes: A king cake from south of the border

  Each Jan. 5, Catalina and Danny Graves of La Poblanita bakery in Dallas, Texas, begin baking at 3 a.m. and they don’t stop until almost midnight the next day. ‘That day is the craziest day in the bakery,” Danny Graves says, noting that they do about three times their normal business. “That’s the best …

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Culinary Postcard: Texas Barbecue and Asian street food

We arrived at our next stop after a long day on the road. We had driven all day and only been in one state – so you know we were in Texas. Having never been to Texas before, I was sure of only one thing: There would be barbecue. Now, I’m from the East Coast …

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A hunter and his dog work a field, trying to flush game birds.

Bagging your game in the field or at retail

  You can hunt for game in the wild or from retail sources. Its cost varies widely, depending on whether the game is wild or farm-raised. Hunting for your meat? Factor in the cost of annual licenses and stamps, guns or bows, other accoutrements and travel — or visiting a private game farm — and …

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Dinnertime in America: Chili and mom’s apple pie in Texas

Our Dinnertime in America series features snapshots of families across the country and what they put on their tables. Offered in partnership with The Six O’Clock Scramble’s Family Dinner Challenge, stories will run Wednesdays and Fridays through September. Twitter #DinnertimeInAmerica, Pinterest: Dinnertime in America If Samantha McKenzie were stopped by security at her local Wal-Mart …

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Dinnertime in America: Tacos, greens and beans in West Texas

Our Dinnertime in America series features snapshots of families across the country and what they put on their tables. Offered in partnership with The Six O’Clock Scramble’s Family Dinner Challenge, stories will run Wednesdays and Fridays through September. Twitter #DinnertimeInAmerica, Pinterest: Dinnertime in America When Mathew Tolbert was growing up in San Angelo, Texas, he’d …

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Slide Show: What I ate on my summer vacation

We take our work seriously. So, wherever we were this summer, we ate. A lot.  Bonny Wolf was in Maine. Carol Guensburg was all over the place — in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Texas. Michele Kayal went to Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire, and Domenica Marchetti did her eating in Michigan and Connecticut. …

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Juneteenth celebrates freedom with food and family

“Texas—it’s like a whole other country,” a popular tourism ad states. I’m not a Texan by birth, but I’ve lived in Austin, my husband’s birthplace, for more than 40 years. I had to learn the local slang, decipher the Texas twang, navigate the proper use of “ya’ll” and learn how to celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth began …

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