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Texas on the Plate

One taste of the food in Texas on the Plate and everyone will be begging for seconds--native Texan, or not! With her lively, information-packed treatise on the varied cuisine of the Lone Star State, veteran chef and culinary instructor Terry Thompson-Anderson, author of the acclaimed Cajun-Creole Cooking, has done it again--created a classic! Texas on the Plate has all the makings of a timeless cookbook. Chock full of tantalizing recipes, fascinating historical insights, and a thorough culinary exploration of the multi-dimensional population that makes up the state, Texas on the Plate promises to become a kitchen treasure. Dig in and discover why Texas on the Plate is destined to become the definitive book on Texas cooking. From Texas Chicken-Fried Rib-Eye with Tabasco Cream Gravy to baked Oysters on the Half-Shell with Cilantro-Chili Sauce, Thompson-Anderson's spirited recipes will knock your boots off! The Executive Chef of Maner Lake Lodge, the private conference center and hunting/fishing lodge of the Halliburton Corporation, Chef Thompson-Anderson knows a thing or two about throwing a good party. In Texas on the Plate she shares her talent, serving up a host of swashbuckling, mouthwatering specialities. Chapters covering everything from "Foods For Grazing" (appetizers), to "Meat, Tame and Wild," to "The Good Stuff" (desserts) display that indefatigable Texas spirit. Texas on the Plate also offers "Soups, Salads, and Breads," details dozens of ways to handle "Things With Wings," and presents a wealth of delectable ways to get it on the plate in "If It Swims." Superlative "Sides"--delicious in their own right--haven't been forgotten. And lovers of the grape will get a unique fix from Thompson-Anderson's delightful, chapter-long tribute to Texas' fast growing wine industry. These wineries have paired their wines with selections from her book. With recipes to suit Texans (and Texas-lovers) of every stripe, combined with an inspiring, 4-color photographic journey through the vast Lone Star State, Texas on the Plate turns every meal into a Texas-sized adventure! From 4-star, white tablecloth entries such as Roast Beef Tenderloin with Two-Mushroom Essence Sauce to updated down home Texas favorites like Slow Smoked Brisket with Hellfire and Brimstone Sauce, Thompson-Anderson delivers dishes exuding irresistible Texas appeal. Simple pleasures like Texas Toast and Chile Con Queso with Homemade Tortilla Chips are up for grabs. And distinctive Texas specialties, such as Slow-Smoked Quail on Savory Bread Pudding with Three-Chili Sauce, Wild Turkey or Deer Jerky, and Tequila-Beef Fajitas with Pico do Gallo are demystified. Texans of the shore will appreciate Thompson-Anderson's myriad of ways for preparing Gulf Coast shrimp and oysters, while recipes for fish, among them Brazos Catfish with Crawfish Cream and Shark Steaks Grilled in Hoja Santa with Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto, will bring out the fisherman in everyone! Urbanite adherents to the high-octane happy hour will find a handful of Texas-inspired pizzas, Wild Mushroom Nachos, and Crabmeat Quesadillas to pair with their cocktails, while entrees such as Grilled Hot Pepper Crabs with Ginger and Garlic and Roast Pheasant with Caramelized Pears on Seared Foie-Gras are equally at home for entertaining and romantic dinners for two. From beginning to end, Texas on the Plate does just what its title says it will. This fabulous cookbook brings all the flavors of the Lone Star State--flavors old and new, cowboy and cosmopolitan, German, Mexican, Vietnamese and more--to the table, and piles them up on the plate with true, undeniably Texan style!

AuthorTerry Thompson-Anderson
Dewey Decimal Number641.5979
EditionFirst Edition (Unsta
LabelShearer Publishing
List Price$34.95
ManufacturerShearer Publishing
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages304
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2002-04
PublisherShearer Publishing
StudioShearer Publishing
TitleTexas on the Plate
CreatorBob Parvin
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC