I know lots of people visit Austin for a long weekend or come stand in line during SXSW, but they probably don't get to experience the full range of culinary delights that are available in Austin. That's why I'm so happy that Paula's book has come out. It's a great collection of recipes that showcase the best of Austin. You have all the staples, like breakfast tacos and enchiladas with chile con carne, smoked brisket, and a recipe for Frito pie (my middle school lunch go-to). Then there are recipes that show how Austin and its growing population have influenced chefs around town, like a chorizo potato pizza, sweet potato nachos, banh mi tacos, and grilled quail with green mole. Paula also shares bits of Austin food history and breaks down what Tex-Mex is, writes about how to heat up non-fresh tortillas, (don’t ever use a microwave), and even includes a helpful pantry list.