Houston’s dining scene is a culinary tapestry of local and international food traditions. Whether it’s barbecue, Southern comfort food, or fine dining, H-town is emerging as a foodie destination—there has never been a more exciting time to eat in the Bayou City. Houston Cooks is an exciting collection of eighty signature dishes from forty of the city’s leading restaurants. Designed with the home cook in mind, this exciting anthology celebrates a vibrant culinary scene with dishes including Harold in the Heights’ shrimp and grits, Harlem Road BBQ’s savory lamb chops, The Dunlavy’s chocolate-covered cherry pie with stout… and so much more. Houston is regarded as one of the best food cities in the country and with this book, readers can re-create recipes from their favorite restaurants in the comfort of their own homes.
“Houston Cooks serves up a multicultural repast with personality and playfulness. Full of moxie and pride, Houston is definitely a city to be reckoned with.”
—Carolyn Jung, James Beard Award–winning food writer
“Francine Spiering’s new cookbook provides a succinct and succulent entryway to the foods, restaurants, and chefs that make Houston one of the best food cities in the country.”
—David Leftwich, writer and president of Foodways Texas Advisory Board
“This book captures the stories behind the chefs of many well-known and up-and-coming Houston restaurants, while highlighting Houston’s astounding gastronomic diversity. These fabulous recipes will keep me busy in the kitchen for a very long time.”
—Paul Galvani, author Lost Restaurants of Houston