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Chef Biographies

 

 

Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain is a seventh-generation Texan who currently resides in New York City. When she's not on the hunt for chile peppers, she writes and photographs the popular food blog, Homesick Texan, which has been named one of the top 50 food blogs in the world by the Times of London and Best Regional Cuisine Food Blog by Saveur. It has also received recognition from The New York Times, Bon Appetit and Gourmet. An active member of Foodways Texas and The Southern Foodways Alliance, Lisa is also a certified barbecue judge.

Lisa Fain


Dotty Griffith

After 34 years as the well-known Food Editor at the Dallas Morning News, Dotty Griffith is now an independent marketing and communications consultant specializing in Culinary Communications.  She is the author of 9 cookbooks, and a contributor to several more.  She lives in Dallas, Texas.


Adan Medrano

Chef and food writer Adán Medrano holds a Certificate in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and in northern Mexico, where he developed his expertise in the flavor profile and techniques of indigenous Texas Mexican food.

Adan Medrano

Rebecca Rather

Rebecca Rather has worked as a caterer and baker for 15 years in Houston, Austin and Fredericksburg and operated her own bakery, Rather Sweet Bakery. Rather and her recipes have been featured in Texas Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, Food & Wine, Saveur, Southern Living, and Chocolatier. She and her daughter, Frances, live in Fredericksburg.

 

Rebecca Rather

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