Award Winner: 2018 Best Book Awards Cookbooks: General
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Taste of Texas, Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas, features more than 100 of the restaurant's most requested recipes as well as photographs that will inspire you to prepare them in your kitchen. Perfectly Aged also includes a look at their world class museum that tells the inspiring story of Texas independence.
The cookbook also has an entire chapter called Steak School which will help you serve the best steaks ever off your grill at home. The Taste of Texas is now one of the largest independent restaurants in the country and serves more Certified Angus Beef® than any other independent restaurant in the world.
Perfectly Aged also tells the story of how the restaurant came to be, the challenges faced in the restaurant business and their hard work at maintaining a strong, resilient culture that honors family, employees and customers who have made their restaurant a success.
Award Winner: 2018 Best Book Awards Cookbooks: Regional
The book contains 89 recipes from 80 of Birmingham's current and classic restaurants. Also contains stories about the history of the Birmingham restaurant scene and some of the famous families who helped build the thriving hospitality business in Birmingham.
Award Winner: 2018 Best Book Awards Cookbooks: International
From the Author: "This is my first cookbook – I have filled this with gorgeous recipes that I love and hope you will love sharing them with your family and friends too. The photos taken by Todd Eyre are incredible and I feel so excited to be able to finally have this cookbook with 80+ recipes ready to share with the world.
When you buy a copy you are contributing hugely and powerfully to my charitable work which I fund myself. Cooking with youth and families is paramount for me, and when I receive feedback about the extraordinary responses from those I am able to inspire with cooking and creating it gives me so much pleasure. Every little bit helps and it starts with the sales of my book so that I can do even more giving back."
Award Finalist: 2018 Best Book Awards Cookbooks: General
Are you looking for a new way to learn about wine? This unique approach to enhancing wine knowledge and appreciation cuts through the clutter and reminds everyone that the wonder of wine lies in the heart, not in the head.
Join award-winning writer Jim Laughren, CWE, on a cool, creative tour through the heart of wine country. Whether beginner or seasoned oenophile, expand your knowledge of wine tasting, wine sourcing, winemaking, wine regions, wine history, and more.
While 50 Ways to Love Wine More is brimming with facts and "vintellect" on a wide variety of wine-focused topics, what you'll learn most is how to let wine wrap you in its embrace, whisper its secrets in your ear, and welcome you to its confederacy of aficionados.
As always, Laughren's easy-going style is a pleasure to read, and his love of wine shines through on every page. Anyone looking for an off the beaten path approach to embracing this special beverage need look no further.
Cynthia Neale’s Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories & Desserts is a collection of classic and new sumptuous dessert recipes redolent of the comfort of old-fashioned fare, but with a modern twist. A lyrical miscellany of stories and meditations wrested from a country childhood and a writing life accompany the recipes.
The vignettes mine the soul and both the recipes and essays nurture the reader/baker. It isn’t a coincidence that stressed spelled backwards is desserts and Cynthia Neale encourages the baker to celebrate the sublime and simple moments of life with Blueberry Lemon Mascarpone Muffins, Spiffy Spiced Molasses Cookies, Pure Carat Gold Carrot Cake, and many more recipes.
There are easy recipes and more challenging ones, and Neale encourages you to be at ease, creative, and to make the recipes with individual flare. The author suggests decorating a cake with ribbons and flowers, gathering material from the home to make dessert a memory of delectable beauty. Cynthia Neale is a skilled baker, but also a writer of historical fiction. She reveals how the kitchen is where story ideas, chapter scenes, and plots form while she shapes, molds, and bakes.