Hostess, businesswoman, art patron and supporter, Mary Faulk Koock has traveled the state of Texas and encountered a variety of receptions and dinner presentations. She befriended folks along the way, and transformed the way we entertain. This book not only includes many recipes from all spectrums, the sophistocated and the simple, but it describes the stories behind the meal. You'll travel along with Mary as she stages lunch for LBJ, Harry Truman and Sam Rayburn. Have lunch at the world-famous King Ranch, breakfast with Van Cliburn, and dinner with Joan Sutherland and Dorothy & Richard Rogers. The recipes included in this book are just a part of its appeal. The background experiences and accounts with people are described in-depth, as if we are invited to dine with them, Texas-style!