By Carl R. McQueary
The ingredients in Dining at the Governor’s Mansion include one part culinary history and one part social history, along with a generous helping of more than 225 recipes cooked by Texas first ladies, or (in later years) their personal chefs, from the completion of the Austin mansion in 1856 down to the present. However you slice it —as Texas history, food history, women’s history, or cookbook—Dining at the Governor’s Mansion offers a palate-pleasing smorgasbord for your reading, dining, or gift-giving pleasure. 327 pages, 6x9, hardcover. BRAND NEW, shrink-wrapped.