“If you’ve ever yearned to re-create a fancy dessert you enjoyed at a special dinner in one of Dallas’ upscale restaurants, Dallas Classic Desserts may be a book for you.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Full of beautiful images from around the city, not to mention examples of the recipes that will make your mouth water.”
—Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph
A beautifully photographed cookbook celebrating the rich desserts of Dallas, this collection presents the best sweets from the city’s finest restaurants and chefs. A cosmopolitan melting pot of flavors, Dallas lays claim to hundreds of fabulously diverse eateries, each ranging in specialty from Southern and Tex-Mex fare to French contemporary, Latin American, and Asian cuisine. Highlighting iconic Dallas dishes and the confections made famous by the city’s favorite restaurants, Dallas Classic Desserts shares the secrets behind such indulgences as Fearing’s Caramelized Apple Fritters and Al Biernat’s Texas Pecan Pie à la Mode.
The cookbook features such after-dinner delights as Green Tea Ice Cream Cake from Asian Mint, Fried Apricot Pie from Peggy Sue BBQ, Blueberry Cobbler with Lemon Verbena Frozen Yogurt from Craft, Lemon Brioche-Peach Bread Pudding from Abacus, and Bittersweet Chocolate and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Zodiac Room. Accompanied by a brief history or anecdote, each recipe is straightforward enough for the novice to master with a result elegant enough to impress the most experienced pastry chef.
About the Author
Helen Thompson is a Texas-based food writer and editor who is the city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine and regional editor for Meredith Publications. The former editor and creative director of TRIBEZA magazine, in Austin, Texas, she has also worked for Texas Monthly as a writer and editor for almost twenty years.
About the Photographer
Photographer Robert M. Peacock’s work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Southern Accents, D Home, and other leading magazines. He is the photographer of Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions, and Classic Libations.
DALLAS CLASSIC DESSERTS
By Helen Thompson
Photography by Robert M. Peacock
Foreword by Patricia Sharpe
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southwestern States
COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
96 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
100 color photos Index