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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.

Publisher’s Weekly
"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."

Houston Chronicle
“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.”

France Magazine
“Delightful and delicious.”

Dallas Morning News
"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."
 
San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review
“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.”  
 
Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
“A mouthwatering meditation on what it means to keep your traditions while learning new ones. Ellise's answer to this age-old dilemma is in her recipes, exquisitely simple creations that will make you homesick even if you've never been to Paris—or Texas."
 
San Angelo Standard-Times
“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.”

Palm Beach Daily News
"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."
 
Tucson Citizen’s “What’s Cooking”
“…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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; First Printing edition (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762444630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762444632
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I met Ellise Pierce by chance on a visit to Paris six years ago and started following her very witty and entertaining blog when I got home. Her descriptions of life in Paris as an ex-pat were a treat for a Francophile like me and I took note of her recommendations! Then I started trying a few of her recipes. They were easy to follow, fairly uncomplicated and most of all -- absolutely delicious. So I was delighted when I heard she was publishing a cookbook. Neither a tex-mex or a french cookbook, this is a wonderful combination of both -- like cornbread Madeleines and tacos with a tasty Roquefort slaw. Her mother's recipes are lovingly gathered here, as well as helpful hints, anecdotes about life in Paris, and gorgeous photographs of this beautiful city. A delight for eyes as well as the palate! Mother's Day is right around the corner and I can't think of a better gift for any Mom, well, aside from a trip to Paris!
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This is MY kind of cookbook -- you get part personal memoire, part description / inspiration / story of each dish AND a great recipe with easy-to-follow directions. Oh, and you also get a nice serving of Ellise's unique, devil-may-care sense of humor! LOVE this book. What a perfect gift for moms, sisters, girlfriends - anyone who likes having a good time in the kitchen.
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I received this book as a gift from a friend and in the last few weeks I cannot stop cooking out of it! I've never even considered cooking every recipe in a cookbook but now I am on a mission with this one! I realize how this sounds, but I feel like this cookbook changed me! I am saving veg scraps and bones and making biscuits and using my rolling pin and I hate my rolling pin! Yet somehow I can't seem to stop cooking this book! I've also just placed my 6th order for more of these books! I've been giving them away as gifts like crazy and have encouraged countless others to purchase it. I feel like I'm in training for being an informercial queen on my facebook page - I talk about this book that much! Let me let you in on something. If you plan to make Texas Killers, you need a mini Texas cookie cutter. Here is a link for a really pretty one:[...]It also makes a really nice gift to go along with the cookbook. I also ordered these stickers with my name on them for inside the front cover on gifts: [...]
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!
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This witty, funny book is much more than a cookbook. Each recipe includes a story or anecdote about living in Paris, what she loves or misses about Texas, and humorous observations about both cultures. It's like reading letters from a friend living abroad. I have many cookbooks on my shelves, from which I have discovered a recipe or two which become favorites. The author makes me want to try all her recipes, and provides clever variations for each to make them more universally appealing. Reading "Cowgirl Chef" reminds me of Julie/Julia, only with recipes for the 21st century. Not complicated, but interesting American/French fusion cuisine. It's my gift of choice this year for francophiles in my family, and friends in Texas.
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I haven't actually made any of these recipes, but I do have several flagged (hello, hazelnut chocolate chip cookies). The thing I'm most impressed with is that the recipes look simple and don't have crazy ingredients that I won't be able to find.

Also, she includes garlic in her guac recipe, so she's obviously legit.
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This book has wonderful recipes, no doubt. But I really like the photography and Ms. Pierce's writing every bit as well as I do the recipes. Her prologue and narratives that accompany each recipe make them more personal - I can almost sense the atmosphere in her kitchen as she made each of these dishes. What a great (cook) book!
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By MaryMartha on February 4, 2014
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Fun to read and good recipes
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
cuisines
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I am fascinated by the Tex-Mex genre. For cookbook collectors,I was hesitant. However, this offers quite a few new wrinkles and several creative ideas to try immediately.
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