My South Texas Kitchen: Traditional Recipes and Modern Tips (Hardcover)

My South Texas Kitchen: Traditional Recipes and Modern Tips By Yvette Zuniga Jemison, Yvette Z Jemison Cover Image
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My South Texas Kitchen: Traditional Recipes and Modern Tips is a tribute to the home cooking of multiple generations of Yvette's Mexican-American family. Her book preserves old-world cooking techniques while providing the reader recipes reimagined for today's modern kitchen. She spent many years living away from her beloved South Texas longing for her family gatherings with lots of laughter over a great meal. This book is filled with recipes that created those meals. For generations, her Mexican family has cooked together to hand down recipes to the next generation. Many of the recipes are untouched by time while some recipes have evolved due to modern appliances and lifestyles. From breakfast tacos, puffy tacos, enchiladas, tres leches cake, quirky dips and salads she welcomes you into her south Texas kitchen where she adds a little spice and a lot of love.

About the Author

Yvette is a cookbook author, recipe developer, blogger, and food photographer. Her writing and photography have appeared on the FYI.TV network, and in Inside Publishing bi-monthly magazines, Inside Northside and Inside New Orleans column “In Great Taste”. As a recipe developer, Zatarain’s brand of spices hired her to develop recipes for product launches and seasonal campaigns. She created her food blog,, to share her family’s recipes from Texas and Louisiana, and so she could express her love of photography. She teaches cooking classes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Born in south Texas, she spent years cooking with her family and developing written recipes for dishes that have been handed down for generations by cooking together. My South Texas Kitchen is filled with recipes that have made the most memorable meals while gathering with her family. Enjoy this title, her second cookbook, as she continue to add to her cookbook series.

Praise For…

The author, Yvette, sought out to encapsulate her family history and those memories through food. She has gone back to her roots that included meals and fellowship and was able to do an exemplary thing of creating a book of memories. Adrian Davila, Author, Third Generation Pit Master Davila's BBQ, Sequin Texas

In her cookbook, Yvette is sharing more than family recipes from breakfast tacos, barbacoa to smoked brisket. She is sharing her deep Texas roots and honoring a family that I have had the pleasure of knowing for over 70 years. Johnny James Harper, Sr. Johnny's Bar-B-Q Pit, Pharr Texas

Product Details
ISBN: 9780999199022
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 172