on September 19, 2011
This cookbook is a collection of the best recipes from the best restaurants around the state of Texas. I have found that steak houses typically have really killer sides and the recipes included for sides are very Texas, a little different from typical sides, and great recipes. The Fried Tomatoes are the best I have ever had and I have fried many green tomatoes. All the basics are covered -- graphics are nice, photography is great (I like to know how my dish should look when its done), one recipe per page, and tips/tidbits throughout the book. This book would be a good reference for a trip around Texas to try all the great restaurants that submitted recipes. I have over 400 cookbooks and this is among one my most favoites.
This cook book is not just a cook book of recipes. The reader will find information about different kinds of cuts of beef, how to cook them, and where they are located on the animal. There is information about aging beef and the history of chili too. Most of the recipes have a "tip" for the reader.
Each recipe is from a restaurant in Texas. There are beautiful photographs to accompany the recipes. The recipes are written so even an new cook could prepare them.
So, the book includes recipes for beef, starters, sides, sauces and rubs. There are recipes for desserts and drinks too.
One of the recipes I made for my family which they all enjoyed eating was zucchini perini. It was easy to make. The recipe involved cooking ground beef, sausage, onion, whole tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, some herbs/spices and zucchini. The mixture is baked with parmesan cheese on top. It was so delicious.
If you enjoy eating beef, I believe you may want to check out this cookbook to add to your kitchen library.
*I received this for review - all opinions are my own*