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Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent Hardcover – May 15, 2012
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David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris
"From mango salsa to madeleines (with cornmeal, of course), in Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent, Texas and Paris meet deliciously with recipes that spice up the French classics -- and give a little bit of savoir-faire to Tex-Mex favorites!"
Clotilde Dusoulier, author of ChocolateAndZucchini.com and Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris
"You can take the cowgirl out of Texas and into a Paris kitchen, but her Southern roots will always show. In Ellise Pierce's lovable book, she tells us about embracing a new culinary culture while nurturing her own heritage, and her tempting recipes show you how to savor the best of both worlds."
Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
“Ellise cooks like a cowgirl (albeit a French cowgirl with a perfectly tied silk scarf around her neck) and writes like your best friend. Whether you’re in France or America, you’d be hard pressed to find a better companion in the kitchen.”
Cheryl Lu- Lien Tan, author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family
“A charming tale of moving to Paris for love—and staying for food. Ellise Pierce’s delicious accounts of weaving together Texas and French cuisines will leave you hungry. But what truly satisfies are the lovely stories that bind them all together.
"Although simple and more classic than creative, the recipes are solid and should satisfy readers looking for a glimpse into a Texan expat’s home cooking."
“Pierce's self discovery is a foodie's gain. Her charming book, filled with humorous and romantic stories in Paris, is steadfastly rooted in Texas.”
“Delightful and delicious.”
"Irresistible… Cooks will totally get the way her mind arrives at quirky, clever combinations. You wind up with a continuum of dishes stretching from Texas to Paris, tucked around a lively and engaging narrative."
“Not only can this lady cook, she can write! Her background and obvious expertise as an author make this fine cookbook not only attractive and original, but a positive delight to read.”
“Not only does the ‘Cowgirl Chef’ cookbook come packed with yummy recipes and practical tips, it also has heartbreaking, and heartwarming, stories. They're stories that infuse the recipes with memories and meaning…if you want a keeper cookbook with humor, romance and more than 100 recipes that cover the miles between Texas and France, check out ‘Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent.’”
A Traveler’s Library.com
“Ellise Pierce is a real writer as well as a gifted cook and innovator. That makes Cowgirl Chef the kind of cookbook that you can sit down and read cover to cover. And the very talented photographer Steve Legato, makes me want to run right back to Paris and shop in an open air market.”
"It is time for some fun….Pierce’s book follows her delightful path to fusion cooking….The book ends with these words: ‘Turns out, moving to France was the best bad decision I ever made. Can’t wait to see what I’ll cook up next.’ Readers can’t either."
“…this is a fun cookbook. It is so kicked back, it is the next best thing to actually being with Ellise as she prepares many of her favorite recipes.”
About the Author
Ellise Pierce chronicles her expat adventures in recipes and stories on her blog, CowgirlChef.com, and in her Cowgirl Chef column, which runs in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and is distributed to more than 300 newspapers. She has written for Newsweek, People, and Texas Monthly. Ellise lives in Paris and makes frequent trips back home to Dallas to see family and friends . . . and to stock up on jalapenos.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now, none of those extras are necessary, I know this. But I guess what I'm saying is, the book just inspired me to go all out - with the cooking, with the giving, with the extras. Someone please tell Ellise to get working on her next book! I feel certain I'll have cooked through this one by the time she finishes her book tour!
Also, she includes garlic in her guac recipe, so she's obviously legit.
gives a glimpse of a different part of the country
and enjoy the energy of the author
Like the unique combination of the SouthWest and French
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I doubt if I will refer back to this book for any recipes. Too many really great cookbooks out there, with photos to entice the reader.Published 17 months ago by Nancy
I have more than 200 cookbooks and this is one of few I am considering throwing away. Many recipes are not very original or necessary (who needs another recipe for minestrone?). Read morePublished 20 months ago by marcella
The cowgirl chef is fun to read, even if you don't feel up for cooking. Great recipes that everyone can make. Great writing, too.Published on April 7, 2014 by Pomme Frittes
I received this book for my birthday a few months ago, and I have been beyond impressed. I have made about 10 dishes from it now, and all of them have been good. Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by T. Nash
Cooking has always been a part of Ellise Pierce's life whether it was living back home in Denton, Texas or half a world away in Paris, France. Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by Kevin Tipple