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The New Texas Cuisine [Hardcover]

Stephan Pyles
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April 17 1993
There's much more to Lone Star cooking than Tex-Mex and barbecue, and in this wide-ranging book, the award-winning chef of Dallas's Routh Street Cafe presents 150 eclectic, sophisticated Texas recipes.



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Pyles, chef and owner of Dallas's acclaimed Routh Street Cafe and Baby Routh, was one of the "founders" of Southwestern cuisine, along with Dean Fearing ( Dean Fearing's Southwest Cuisine , LJ 10/15/90) and Robert Del Grane, and their champion, Anne Lindsay Greer ( Foods of the Sun , LJ 2/15/88). His creative dishes blend elements of Southern homestyle cooking, sophisticated Southwestern fare, Mexican and Tex-Mex food, and Cajun and Creole cookery, reflecting as well "apprenticeships" at his family's truck-stop restaurants followed by classic French training. Thus, the 200-plus recipes he presents here include Squash Blossom Soup with Candied Lime, Blue Corn Polenta with Oysters and Ancho Cream, and Pecan Souffle with Bourbon Butter. At heart, this is a chef's book, with many dishes requiring fairly extensive preparation, but the recipes are clearly written and accessible. Delicious and inventive food from a talented chef; recommended for most collections. BOMC HomeStyle selection.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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There's much more to Lone Star cooking than Tex-Mex and barbecue, and in this wide-ranging book, the award-winning chef of Dallas's Routh Street Cafe presents 150 eclectic, sophisticated Texas recipes.

Full-color photographs.


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Heart of Texas March 12 2000
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Format:Hardcover
Hell yeah! This is what Texas cuisine is all about. If you like Rick Bayless or Jane Butel, then you will definitely be impressed by this book. The recipes are complex and rewarding as Stephan creates dishes that are both original and traditional. Best thing is that he insists on using native southwestern ingredients in all his recipes. Mas tequila, baby!
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Once you have tried a single recipe from Stephan Pyles' "The New Texas Cuisine," you will undoubtebly be starstruck by the culinary brilliance that Mr. Pyles brings forth through his creative dishes that blend the flavors of Mexico, France, Tex-Mex cuisine, and Barbeque into savory meals. Like other well known Southwestern chefs such as Mark Miller (owns Coyote Cafe) and Dean Fearing (owns The Promenade), Chef Pyles uses many ingredients that are native to his Texas area. This results in authentic tastes that trully match the title, "The New Texas Cuisine." If you are familiar with the work of Chef Miller, Chef Fearing, or the great Mexican tastes of Rick Bayless, dive into Chef Pyles' Southwestern odyssey. This book will satiate the most avid fans of Southwestern cuisine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taste the perfection that is the New Texas Cuisine! July 6 1998
By dwhdds@bellsouth.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Once you have tried a single recipe from Stephan Pyles' "The New Texas Cuisine," you will undoubtebly be starstruck by the culinary brilliance that Mr. Pyles brings forth through his creative dishes that blend the flavors of Mexico, France, Tex-Mex cuisine, and Barbeque into savory meals. Like other well known Southwestern chefs such as Mark Miller (owns Coyote Cafe) and Dean Fearing (owns The Promenade), Chef Pyles uses many ingredients that are native to his Texas area. This results in authentic tastes that trully match the title, "The New Texas Cuisine." If you are familiar with the work of Chef Miller, Chef Fearing, or the great Mexican tastes of Rick Bayless, dive into Chef Pyles' Southwestern odyssey. This book will satiate the most avid fans of Southwestern cuisine.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heart of Texas March 12 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Hell yeah! This is what Texas cuisine is all about. If you like Rick Bayless or Jane Butel, then you will definitely be impressed by this book. The recipes are complex and rewarding as Stephan creates dishes that are both original and traditional. Best thing is that he insists on using native southwestern ingredients in all his recipes. Mas tequila, baby!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Cookbook I Own.....Period Dec 26 2004
By D. Benjamin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I own six other cookbooks and often my girlfriend has told me just use this one. Pyles is a mastermind. Elaborate but easy to follow recipes. Deep history and personal experiences make this not just a cookbook but a Texas experience. Some favorites are Smoke Pheasant Salad with Texas Goat Cheese, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Barbequed Duck Tacos and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. You can not miss with this book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Culinary brilliance Aug. 23 2008
By Takas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you're looking for a book that covers the basics of Southwestern cooking in simple and easy-to-apple recipes, there are plenty of good options out there. This isn't one of them. Pyles's recipes tend to be very time-consuming and, frankly, over the top. That said, when it comes to sheer culinary brilliance, I've seldom read a cookbook that rivals this one, and have never once read one that surpasses it.

For just one example, Pyles knows how to use chiles with an astonishing finesse. If you find it hard to believe that chiles could contribute something to a dessert besides a little menu-skimming novelty, his ancho-infused flourless chocolate cake might change your mind. Cascabel aioli, chipotle brioche, pasilla-corn salsa... each one uses the strengths of the respective chile expertly and artistically.

That's just one example, and you can find others on every page of this book. If you need good recipes, you can probably do better. If you're looking for ideas and inspiration, this is as good as it gets.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful reference April 2 2014
By Karl Kirchoff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is not a cookbook for the amateur, but there are a great many excellent recipes in the book. It's a good reference and you're sure to find something you'll enjoy cooking.
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