Take a trip to Texas on a southern themed episode of Eat Your Words. Guest host Talia Ralph is joined by Lisa Fain, author of the popular blog Homesick Texan and the book it inspired,
The Homesick Texan Cookbook
.In 2006, Fain started the blog Homesick Texan to share Texan food with fellow expatriates, and the site immediately connected with readers worldwide, Texan and non-Texan alike. Now, in her long-awaited first cookbook, Fain brings the comfort of Texan home cooking to you. Hear about some of her favorite regional dishes, some misconceptions about Texas cooking and a preview at what recipes readers can find in The Homesick Texan Cookbook. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

"Tex-Mex sometimes has a bad rap, but when it's well done it can be just as delicious as any other cuisine." [07:00]

"If you want to parlay a blog into anything you have to post on a regular basis." [23:00]

"Beans are great on their own and chili is great on its own. It's almost disrespectful when you combine them." [30:00]

--Lisa Fain on Eat Your Words