Lisa Fain Lisa Fain is the seventh-generation Texan behind the regional food blog Homesick Texan. A James Beard award-winning writer, she is also the author of three books—The Homesick Texan Cookbook, The Homesick Texan's Family Table, and Queso: Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip. Follow Lisa on Instagram and Twitter @homesicktexan. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.