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Explore the Edible Texas Wilderness with New Cookbook

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Susan L. Ebert’s new cookbook, The Field to Table Cookbook: Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting, is both a celebration of the Texas wilderness and how-to guide for consuming it.

The beauty of the Lone Star State is the vast land that it holds. In this land sits one incredible ecosystem that, in a variety of ways, is unique to Texas alone. The Houston Chronicle reported that Ebert’s book is “a love letter to Texas wildlife and an elegiac journal of an existence in tune with the cyclical forces of nature.” Basically, Ebert’s book says what every Texan would say about the Lone Star State: it’s a magical place.

In the book itself are recipes and foraging guides mixed with beautiful vignettes of the scenes that inspire Ebert throughout the text. Of the 150 recipes in her book, you can also find a “month-to-month guide of what nature has to offer” like “venison osso bucco, speckled trout ceviche, or wild berry pavlovas.”

The play on the idea of knowing where one’s food comes from is heavy in this Texas-focused cookbook, but it would be a beautiful and useful addition to any Lone Star chef’s recipe collection, especially those who are looking for new carnitas recipes.