Texas Is Chili Country Promo

Lone Star Literary Life Blog Tours 
Judy Alter

Texans love to eat, and one dish they can’t get enough of is chili—so much so that chili con carne is Texas’s state meal. This seemingly simple staple of Texan identity proves to be anything but, however. Beans or no beans? Beef, pork, or turkey? From a can or from scratch?
Texas Is Chili Country is a brief look at the favored fare—its colorful history, its many incarnations, and the ways it has spread both across the country and the world. The history includes chuckwagon chili, the chili queens of San Antonio, the first attempts at canned chili, the development of chili societies and the subsequent rivalries between them, and the rise of chili cook-offs.

And what would a book about chili be without recipes? There are no-fat recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes from Mexican-American cooks who have adapted this purely American food. Some have been tried, but many are taken on faith. Recipes are included from state celebrities such as Ladybird Johnson, Governor Ma Ferguson, and chili king Frank Tolbert.

Judy Alter retired from Texas Christian University Press after thirty years, twenty of them as director. At the same time she developed her own writing career, focusing primarily on women of the American West. Now she writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages. She lives in Fort Worth.


Blog Tour Schedule:

Oct 15  The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct 16  Books and Broomsticks Guest Post or Promo

Oct 17  My Book Fix promo

Oct 18  Because It’s My Life Y’all promo

Oct 19  Texas Book Lover  promo

Oct 20  Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 21  The Page Unbound  promo

Oct 22  A Novel Reality – Guest Post or Promo

Oct 23  Hall Ways promo

Oct 24  Missus Gonzo review

Oct 25  All For the Love of the Word review

Oct 26  Belle Whittington – Author Q&A

Oct 27  Because It’s My Life Y’all review

Oct 28  Texas Book-aholic review

Oct 29  Book Crazy Gals promo

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