What I like most about The Homesick Texan Cookbook is the sensibility about flavors. Like most people in the Northeast United States, I figured I knew all there was to know about Tex-Mex food, and it wasn’t particularly good. Lisa Fain keeps proving me wrong. This is a real cuisine for bold palettes.
The first time I met Lisa Fain came as a bit of a surprise, standing outside the door of an apartment building in Brooklyn about a year ago, on my way up to a potluck where I’d go on to meet a lot of amazing people for the first time.