Houston Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Bayou City's Iconic Restaurants

Overview

Houston is the dining out capital of Texas, with a food scene that reflects the city itself?talented, entrepreneurial, diverse, and quite modern. Barbeque and Tex-Mex are certainly present, but do not define the dining experience. Modern American cuisine brought into focus by Mark Cox of Mark's American Cuisine and fine-dining Italian style served by award-winning Tony's both set the stage for a dining experience independent of Texas' reputation for big steaks and enchiladas. And numerous establishments court the...
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Overview

Houston is the dining out capital of Texas, with a food scene that reflects the city itself—talented, entrepreneurial, diverse, and quite modern. Barbeque and Tex-Mex are certainly present, but do not define the dining experience. Modern American cuisine brought into focus by Mark Cox of Mark's American Cuisine and fine-dining Italian style served by award-winning Tony's both set the stage for a dining experience independent of Texas' reputation for big steaks and enchiladas. And numerous establishments court the palate for Thai, Indian, Caribbean, Brazilian, and Turkish foods. Houston Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather Houston's best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Including a signature "at home" recipe from seventy iconic dining establishments, the book is a celebration of the city's diverse cultural influences. Full-color photos throughout highlight fabulous dishes, famous chefs, and Houston landmarks.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Arthur L. Meyer's Houston Chef Table inspires eating in Houston, a lone-star-state city known nationally as a major food locale. The cookbook offers dining places and recipes, ranging from high-end restaurants to simple venues throughout the area. The reason for such culinary success? Talented chefs turn to local ingredients, yielding delectable food on the plate. Art Meyer's writing and recipes reflect the clarity that readers and home-cooks crave."~Antonia Allegra, Director, Symposium for Professional Food Writers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762778300
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Chef's Table Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 679,299
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur L. Meyer is a restaurant and bakery consultant who has cooked professionally since 1963. He has taught cooking internationally, is considered an expert on world cuisines, and has achieved Master status in baking. He opened a specialty bakery in 1983, which became the subject and name of his first cookbook, Texas Tortes. Art has written five additional cookbooks including Baking Across America, Corsican Cuisine. Danish Cooking and Baking Traditions, and co-authored the Appetizer Atlas, which won Best in the World from Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2003. Art resides in Austin Texas where he had been a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry for 15 years at the University of Texas, and continues to teach chemistry at the community college.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Backstreet Cafe 1

Barbed Rose 5

Benjy's Upper Washington 8

Bistro Alex 10

Bistro Provence 14

Branch Water Tavern 18

Brasserie 19 20

Canopy 26

Ciao Bello 31

CINQ 34

Damian's Cucina Italiana 38

D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe 42

Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar 45

Haven 52

Hubbell and Hudson Bistro 56

Hugo's 60

Huynh 64

Ibiza Food and Wine Bar 72

Indika 76

Kata Robata 78

Latin Bites Cafe 82

Line and Lariat 86

Mai's Restaurant 90

Mark's American Cuisine 92

Max's Wine Dive 96

Mockingbird Bistro 99

Molina's Cantina 102

Monarch 105

Nino's / Vincent's / Grappino di Nino 108

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique 113

Original Ninfa's on Navigation 116

Ouisie's Table 120

Philippe Restaurant and Lounge 123

Pondicheri 127

Prego 130

Quattro 132

RDG and Bar Annie 134

Samba Grille 138

Shade 144

Soma Sushi 147

Sparrow Cookshop & Bar 150

Tasting Room 153

III Forks 156

Tony Mandola's 158

Tony's 162

Trevisio 166

Uchi 169

Valentino's 176

Zimm's Little Deck 180

Index 184

About the Author 188

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