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"From girly goodies served at tea parties back in the day to lusty chocolate concoctions that send you into swoons, Dallas Classic Desserts serves it up."
-June Naylor, cookbook author, food writer, and restaurant reviewer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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"From girly goodies served at tea parties back in the day to lusty chocolate concoctions that send you into swoons, Dallas Classic Desserts serves it up."
-June Naylor, cookbook author, food writer, and restaurant reviewer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Temptation is just a flip of a page away with this recipe collection. Author Helen Thompson has selflessly sampled the offerings of Dallas's most famous restaurants, chefs, and caterers before making nearly 50 selections. Actually, Dallas Classic Desserts serves up a tasty double dollop: Besides the recipes, this budget-priced hardcover contains interesting material on choice Texas eating venues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589806245
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Series: Classic Recipes Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,379,365
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Thompson was the city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine. She has also worked for TRIBEZA magazine in Austin, Texas, and Texas Monthly. She is the author of Dallas Classic Desserts and The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook both available from Pelican. She resides in Austin, Texas.

Robert M. Peacock, a well known Dallas photographer, is recognized for being able to capture the beauty and appeal of food for top cookbooks and magazines. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and books including Pelican's Dallas Classic Desserts and The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook. He is thrilled to call Dallas, Texas home.

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  • Posted June 24, 2009

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    There is one thing for sure about Dallasites - they do love to eat, and they appreciate truly good food. Helen Thompson has gathered dessert recipes from some of the city's finest restaurants and presented them in this tastebud tempting collection. Robert Peacock's photographs are, indeed, good enough to eat, and the brief text that accompanies each recipe offers insights into the restaurant owners or chefs. Dallas Classic Recipes is a feast in more ways than one.

    What some many not know about Dallas is that its 6.1 million residents reflect an eclectic population. Thus, we find not only the stereotypical Western restaurant but also those specializing in cuisines from many countries including Mexico, Greece, Italy, China, Vietnam, and others. All contribute to the wonderful cultural blend that is Dallas today.

    Most youngsters have heard of Moon Pies but in all probability few have enjoyed the decadent delight call White Chocolate Banana Moon Pie found at Hector's on Henderson. It's a beauty rich with whipping cream, honey, and white chocolate chips, then crowned with blueberries, strawberries, and a sprig of mint.

    Want something a little lighter? Try the Chocolate Souffle at Rise No. 1 or the Cuatro Leche Cake at La Duni. Not to worry, Thompson does not overlook what everyone can't get enough of - the Texas Pecan Pie A La Mode at Al Biernat's. As Dallas is a town that "could reasonably be called steak-crazy" there are numerous chop houses, yet Biernat's tops the list. It's where power brokers and celebrities wine and dine and not just for the thick steaks but for the desserts prepared by pastry chef Guadalupe Vega.

    These are just a few of the restaurants featured by Thompson; you'll be hard pressed to choose a favorite. Enjoy and bon appetit!

    - Gail Cooke

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