Chef Steven Pyles: The King of Texas Cuisine

Texas Living Magazine

Chef Stephan Pyles is virtually synonymous with Southwestern cuisine, and he is considered one of the founding fathers of the cooking scene in Texas, and known to be instrumental in changing it. A renowned chef, consultant, cookbook author, host of Emmy-award winning television series, educator, and philanthropist, Chef Pyles has opened 22 restaurants in the span of 30 years. He was also the first person to win a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. However, at heart, Stephan is still just a Texas boy with a love for the land and its bountiful ingredients…

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