UPDATE: Texans Still Really Like Meat, According to the Cookbooks We Buy

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As they surely do thousands of times a second the folks at Amazon have taken the time to analyze data about the cookbooks they sell, and this time they've broken the data down by regions in the US. A webpage set up about the project says they wanted to learn where their best selling cookbooks were coming from and what US regions had the most influential authors, among other things.

The folks at Amazon came up with a list of several hundred of their favorite cookbooks and then organized them by region. And wouldn't you know it, they put Texas in a category all on its own.

So what does this teach us about cookbooks authored in Texas? We love meat. We love meat so much that we rarely write about or read anything other than meat and the meat sweats that meat produces.

Well Fed and Well Fed 2 stole the first two slots on the list for Texas, hinting that many of us are obsessed with the meat-heavy paleo diet. The Slim Palate, another paleo cookbook takes the fourth slot. Barbecue books are also popular as Smokin' with Myron Mixon and Daniel Vaughn's The Prophets of Smoked Meat also nab spots in the top 10.

Lisa Fain has two books in the top ten, proving that Texans who defect to New York City can still be an authority on Tex-Mex cooking, and while Tim Byers falls just short of the top ten, his James Beard nominated Smoke: New Firewood Cooking comes in at 11.

Not one book in the list is devoted to vegetables, illuminating a clear market opportunity. Look for City of Ate's Steaming Vegetables with Lee Harvey, due out sometime early next year.

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14 comments
ynotryme
ynotryme

texas likes beef but only the very cheapest cuts like brisket and flank steak

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

who the hell BUYS a "cookbook" today? troglodytes who don't go online to get recipes apparently...

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Jesus, I come into this sonofabitch after being gone three weeks, and the place has cobwebs..........what happened? 

lebowski300
lebowski300

Meat is disgusting. And I know I'll get all sorts of childish questioning of my manhood for saying so. Honestly I don't give a shit about people who don't understand why other people don't want to eat meat is a problem for themselves. It's the ultimate in intellectual and moral dishonesty. The truth for me (not the truth for you, you clueless fucks who won't read that right) is that it tastes less and less like food the more I think about it.


And I am a Texan. And there are more like me than Amazon knows.

J_A_
J_A_

People that decorate their kitchens with cookbooks

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@kergo1spaceship  Kergs, that's what happens when we don't have you to keep us on a straight line. Glad you're back again good bud.

J_A_
J_A_

Meat is delicious and glorious but everything in moderation. I find the older I get, the less I eat red meat. It's just too heavy so I like saving it for special occasions (i.e. not too often).

choderus
choderus

...or what your nickname for it is

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