Texan cuisine is the food associated with the U.S. state of Texas. Texas is a
large state, and its cuisine has been influenced by a wide range of cultures,
including Southern, German, British, African American, Cajun/Creole, Mexican,
Native American, Asian, and to a lesser degree, Jewish and Italian.
Pedernales River Chili — This is the chili that was always cooked at the LBJ Ranch in Texas. It was a favorite of Lyndon B. Johnson. He ate this with saltine crackers and a glass of ice cold milk.
Real Texas Chili — This classic Texas chili (no beans, no onion, no tomatoes) was created by native Houstonian Carter Rochelle, a professional fund-raiser. Former New York Times food editor Craig Claiborne once pronounced this chili his favorite and published the recipe in two of his cookbooks.
Red Peanut Patties — Peanuts are a very large crop in Texas. Goodart makes the original peanut patty which is sold in cafes and gas stations throughout Texas.