IRVING, Texas....The chefs at the Ranch at Las Colinas have a deep appreciation and understanding of the cuisine they prepare. It's a level of knowledge and respect that ensures quality, as well as the ability to apply modern twists and techniques to time-tested recipes.

But the philosophy of the kitchen in this Dallas-area eatery claims even higher than that. The Ranch at Las Colinas specializes in making superb dishes that are indigenous to Texas, and the chefs believe that achieving that goal means using ingredients that are indigenous to