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The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas

The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas

by Paula Forbes, Robert Strickland
The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas

The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas

by Paula Forbes, Robert Strickland



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The story of Austin food is equal parts deep Texan traditions and a booming food scene. It is this atmosphere that has fostered some of the hottest restaurants in the country, a lively food truck community, and a renaissance in the most Texan of foods: barbecue. Austin food is also tacos and Tex-Mex, old fashioned Southern cooking, and street food and fine dining, with influences from all over the globe. And above all, it’s a source of intense pride and inspiration for chefs and diners alike. Organized by Austin’s “major food groups”—like barbecue, tacos, and Tex-Mex—The Austin Cookbook explores the roots of Texas food traditions and the restaurants that are reinventing them, revealing the secrets to Bob Armstrong dip, Odd Duck’s sweet potato nachos, East Side King’s beet fries, and of course, smoked brisket that has people lining up to eat it—even in the Texas summer. Part cookbook, part souvenir, and 100 percent love letter, The Austin Cookbook is perfect for proud locals, visitors, and (t)ex-pats.

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ISBN-13: 9781683352228
Publisher: ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition)
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 236,056
File size: 63 MB
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About the Author

Paula Forbes is a food and restaurant writer based in Austin, Texas. Forbes was the founding editor of Eater Austin, and is currently a regular contributor to GQ and Food52.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Boomtown Austin 8

The First Rule of Tex-Mex 9

Restaurant-Style Cooking 11

The Central Texas Pantry 12

Chapter 1 Barbecue

Central Texas-Style Smoked Brisket 24

Smoked Sausage 27

From-Scratch Kielbasa 28

Smoked Turkey 31

Ribs 32

Smoked Pork Shoulder 35

Barbecue Sauce 37

Brisket Frito Pie 38

Chipotle Slaw 40

Jalapeño Cheese Grits 41

Traditional Pinto Beans 42

Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad 43

Chapter 2 Tacos

Braised Pig Tail Puffy Tacos 48

Basic Braised Pork for Tacos 51

Carne Asada Tacos 52

Old-School Carne Molida Tacos 55

Chicken Tinga 57

Tacos de Hongos 58

Banh Mi Tacos 61

Wild Boar Carnitas 63

Chapter 3 Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican

Bob Armstrong Dip 70

Guacamole 71

Rice and Beans 76

Green Chile Queso 77

Chile con Carne Enchiladas 78

Chipotle Lamb Loin Chops $

Chayote Slaw with Chile Arbol Dressing $

Mole Rojo with Chicken $

Enchiladas Tejanas $

Butternut and Goat Cheese Chile Relleno $

Cochinita Pibil $

Chapter 4 Texas Standards

Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy $

Pimento Cheese $

Mustard and Brown Sugar-Crusted Ribeye $

Pommes Puree $

Grilled Tuscan Kale $

Lucy's Fried Chicken $

Parkside Macaroni $

Blackened Drum with Shrimp Cream Sauce $

Baked Oysters $

Meatloaf 118

Okra with Walnuts 120

Chapter 5 New Austin Classics

Uchiviche 126

Beet Fries 127

The Cadillac Bar Pie $

Oxtail Pappardelle with Rutabaga $

Duck Confit with Lemon Vinaigrette Frisée and Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes $

Chorizo Potato Pizza $

Sunshine Roll $

Tom Kha Gai $

Grilled Quail with Green Mole $

Sauerkraut Johnnycakes $

Bakra Goat Burger $

Pig Skin Noodles with Shrimp Dumplings and Hot Sauce $

Sweet Potato Nachos $

Chapter 6 Breakfast and Brunch

Potato and Sausage Breakfast Tacos 159

24 Hash 160

Huevos Rancheros $

Migas 166

Texas Benedict $

Pumpkin Bread French Toast $

Gingerbread Pancakes $

Beef Tongue Empanadas $

Chapter 7 Drinks

Mexican Martini 180

Frozen Margaritas 183

Fresh Lime Margaritas 185

Cucurbit 186

Horchata 188

Colorado Bulldog 188

Cactus Jack Cocktail 189

Mezcal Old Fashioned 189

Joanne Cocktail 191

Wundershowzen Smoothie 193

Chapter 8 Baked Goods and Sweets

Pumpkin Bread 197

Cheddar Biscuits 198

Bootsie's Buttermilk Pie 200

Everything Bagel Kolache 203

Pecan Pie 206

Salted Brown Butter and Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookies 209

Daniel Vaughn's Banana Pudding 211

Texas Citrus Scones 213

Chapter 9 Salsas, Sauces, and Chilis

Pico de Gallo 217

Vegan Lentil Chili 218

JAK's Salsa 221

Salsa de la Casa 222

Salsa Macha Verde 223

Grapefruit Salsa 225

Pickled Jalapeños 226

Hot Sauce 227

Chile con Carne Sauce 229

Verde Sauce 230

Ranchero Sauce 231

Further Reading 234

Acknowledgments 235

Index 236

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