"The Mossback" first appeared in the pages of Thomas Fenske's novel, THE FEVER, when fictional cafe owner Smidgeon Toll proudly delivered a serving of Huevos Rancheros Especial to Sam, the book's hero. The description of the dish's spicy goodness spurred numerous readers to ask the author, "Is that a real dish?"
Now you can find out for yourself as Smidgeon steps out of the pages of the novel to share this recipe with you, along with many others.
You will love her quirky, homespun wisdom and down-to-earth country cafe cooking as she gives insight into what has made The Mossback a unique and delightful locale in the world of fictional eateries.
Smidgeon explains how to make her excellent biscuits, introduces the cafe's locally famous chili, and provides details about their fork-tender barbecue. She also presents other favorites like "That BLT" (with its full-sized heap of bacon), the "Double Trouble Dog" (refried beans and guacamole on a hot dog?), and everybody's favorite, the "Best-Danged Buttermilk Pie" you've ever tasted.
As a bonus, she shares her famous potato salad secret, and she might even include a trade secret or two!
BIOGRAPHY Thomas Fenske currently lives in North Carolina but he was born and raised in Texas, and his native Texan roots run deep.
He's braved long stretches of endless Texas highways in search of the best Chicken-Fried Steak, Chili, Texas BBQ, and Tex-Mex food. He's hiked west Texas mountains, canoed rapids on the Guadalupe River, suffered through waves of mosquitoes in The Big Thicket, and rafted the Rio Grande. He's blistered in the heat of the long Texas summers, endured hurricanes, ice storms, hail, wind, and floods. He has even ridden across ranchland looking for a lost "little dogie" ... how many Texans can say they did that?
Why did he leave the Lone Star State? Well, one must do many strange things to better provide for a family.
He and his lovely wife of thirty-plus years currently share their home with a dog and nine cats. Somehow, he still manages to write amidst the chaos.
Web page: http://www.thefensk.com
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