| GO TEXAN. Photo: Jessica S. Ralat.
Texas is first and foremost about all things Texas. GO TEXAN, a program from the Texas Department of Agriculture
, organizes homegrown food events, including the Restaurant Round-Up
and Chocolate Festival of Texas & Texas Wine
. The organization also sponsors the GO TEXAN sampling event in the Food and Fiber Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas
. Attendees can munch on Lone Star State freebies among rustic booths and kiosks decorated with Texan tchotchke.
While they are difficult to find, the samples include pecans -- the official health nut of Texas -- and delicious honeys. Check out the infomercial-ready presentations of cookware for a laugh or a purchase. At the Borden
booth, this blogger greeted Elsie the Cow, who soothed his chili-ignited mouth with some milk.