The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise
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The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise [Paperback]

Terry Thompson-Anderson , Sandy Wilson , Todd Staples
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October 8, 2008
The Texas Hill County: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise takes readers on a gustatory tour of this picturesque Central Texas region of rolling hills, spring-fed streams, and good eats. One of the state's most popular travel destinations, the Hill Country is fast becoming a magnet for agricultural tourism. Visitors come here to follow the lavender trails, pick peaches and apples, buy fresh-pressed olive oil, sample the offerings at award-winning wineries, and have a meal in the unique eateries--from chic restaurants with world-class dishes on the menu to back-country roadhouses famous for barbecue and hamburgers. Professional chef and cookbook author Terry Thompson-Anderson has explored every corner of the eighteen-county region, with its quaint communities and specialty farms, and discovered more than one hundred establishments that are sure to please the palate. More than a travel guide, the book is also filled with recipes that she has gathered from proprietors or developed using local food products. Sandy Wilson's stunning full-color photographs capture the diversity of the Hill Country eating experience, with its berry patches and orchards, roadside stands, artisan bakeries, boutique wineries, and vast array of restaurants serving both traditional and haute cuisine. Welcome to the rich bounty of the Hill Country, where you're in for some remarkable food finds. If this is your first visit, we bet it won't be your last!

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About the Author

Terry Thompson-Anderson is a professional chef, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She has written three previous cookbooks, including the award-wining Texas on the Plate. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and Les Dames D'Escoffier International. Terry's passion for great flavors and fresh foods was the impetus for compiling this adventurous romp through the culinary offerings of the Texas Hill Country. She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband, Roger. Together they tend an herb garden and grow a wide variety of chilies and tomatoes.

Sandy Wilson is a Texas photographer whose work ranges from the boardroom to the barn. A longtime corporate photographer and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, she has been featured in Working Cowboys with artist Mark Kohler, in Texas photography exhibits, and in many corporate annual reports. Her personal photos of the West stand to remind many Texans of a not so distant personal past. Sandy regularly travels to France to photograph its people and places and lives in Houston with her husband, Steve. She enjoys cooking, carpentry, gardening, and travel.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Shearer Pub; 1St Edition edition (October 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940672790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940672796
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,812,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray for the Texas Hill Country! October 11, 2008
Slow Food (eating local) in Texas explored!

Not only is this a celebration of eating local -- it's a Hill Country travel guide to boot! Terry searches central Texas with one thing on her mind: local food with local folks! What a treat to see so many wonderful home-grown businesses featured. From fantastic bakeries & restaurants, to fresh picked apples & peaches, wineries, fresh goat cheese & olive oil and lavender trails --- no culinary aspect of the Hill Country is missed (a number of great recipes are included too). Of course not every farm & restaurnt is visited -there are just too many! But she does a great job to tempt all of us to travel the backroads and explore Texas's rich culinary diversity. Epicuiran delight!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book Great Information about Central Texas January 25, 2009
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This book is a joy to read cover to cover. It contains information on great places to visit such as the hill country vineyards and fabulous places to dine in the Texas Hill Country. Great information if you are planning a visit or if you live in the area and want to know what you are missing out on. It's beautiful sitting on my kitchen island!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a feast for the eyes & palate October 15, 2008
Wonderful photography! Makes you want to hop in the car, on an empty stomach, and see/taste everything shown in this wonderful guide book !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful guide for the Hill Country November 21, 2009
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My husband and I love to get away to the Hill Country as often as we can. This wonderful book has given us ideas of new places to explore and new restaurants to try. We recently went with friends to the Hill Top Cafe near Fredericksburg, based on what we had read in the book. What a fantastic evening we had! Can't wait to try out more of the great restaurants (and recipes) found in the book. The photographs are stunning and make you feel you are right there. This book will make a great gift for all our friends!
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5.0 out of 5 stars F Aten December 30, 2008
I grew up in San Antonio. My Dad's relatives all had farms and ranches west of the "Texas Hill Country". Growing up, I was on those farms and ranches working and playing as often as time would allow.
This book is a great tribute to this wonderful area of Texas. The Hill Country feels like home to me and this book really brought that back in a big way. The country side, the people....the way of life. Fantastic.
The book's full of great photography and the reviews are short, sweet and accurate. What a great guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful book with great pictures and ideas for day trips in the hill country. Truly facsinating, going places I haven't been yet but need to try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars definitely a keeper April 18, 2010
I received a signed copy of this from the author at a wine and food festival in Florence, Texas. It's been a wonderful resource for great ideas on places for wino/foodies like my husband and I to visit in Hill Country... we've used it several times on our day and weekend trips out to the Hill Country. I wish there were more books like it for other regions/states...
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