Figure 1 Publishing

Food + Drink

San Antonio Cooks

Favorite Recipes from Local Chefs and Restaurants

“San Antonio’s dining scene has risen beyond spicy stews and corn tortillas. Here, you’ll find Moroccan, French, Chinese, Japanese, Caribbean, Korean, New Orleanian, and classic Continental cuisines. Even within those labels, you’ll find creative inventions from the minds of chefs who love to eat. And isn’t that the goal of life? To enjoy what we do and share that pleasure with others? Let’s dig in.” —Introduction

Book Description

From family-run taquerias and next-level smokehouses to trailblazing chef-led bistros and heavyweight fine-dining restaurants, discover the city’s best food, drink, and culture all in one place. San Antonio Cooks introduces home cooks to more than 80 signature recipes from some of the city’s best chefs and restaurants. Whether it’s Mexican street corn, beef shank barbacoa, Asian dumplings, or chocolate banana cream pie, San Antonio Cooks confirms what locals have known all along: eating in San Antonio has never been better.

Featured Restaurants:

2M Smokehouse | Bakery Lorraine | Battalion | Best Quality Daughter | Biga on the Banks | Bliss | Botika | Brasserie Mon Chou Chou | Bunz Handcrafted Burgers | Cabernet Grill | Camp Outpost | Cappy’s | Carnitas Lonja | Clementine | Davila’s BBQ | The Esquire Tavern | The Friendly Spot Ice House | Full Belly | Gunslingers | Jazz, TX | La Fonda on Main | La Panadería | Lala’s Gorditas | Liberty Bar | Little Gretel | Mama’s Café | Maverick Texas Brasserie | Max & Louie’s New York Diner | Meadow | Mi Tierra Café y Panadería | Ming’s | Moroccan Bites Tagine | NOLA | Sea Island Shrimp House | Sichuan House | Smoke Shack Meat Market | South Alamode Panini & Gelato Co. | South BBQ & Kitchen | Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery | Supper at Hotel Emma | Sushihana | Tiago’s Cabo Grille



San Antonio Cooks is a Tribute to the Local Culinary Scene

San Antonio Mag

“You won’t want to open this book on an empty stomach.”

My San Antonio, Chron, LMT, Beaumont Enterprise, MRT, My Plainview

A 2022 San Antonio Holiday Gift Guide

San Antonio Mag

“San Antonio Cooks shows how the city’s evolution is driven by diversity — by the influx of new people, their ideas and traditions.”

San Antonio Report

“Author Julia Rosenfeld uses more than 15 years of food writing experience to connect with chefs about their favorite recipes — and help home cooks create and share those eats.”

San Antonio Current

As Seen on SA Live


“You’ll be craving a trip to the south after you cook your way through this book.”

22 Best Cookbooks of 2022

Daily Hive

How to Smoke a Turkey, from the Pros at 2M Smokehouse

San Antonio Mag

San Antonio Cooks provides a deep dive into the
city’s food culture, and would make an excellent addition to anyone’s
cookbook collection or a perfect gift for that foodie in your life.”

San Antonio Express News

“Your favorite San Antonio Chefs and their recipes can be found in one book. Author Julia Rosenfield and Chef Ming talk all things delicious food and where to find it here in San Antonio.”

News 4 San Antonio

Excited to Announce this New San Antonio Cookbook with a Local Flavour

Flicks and Food

San Antonio Food Writer Unveils Cookbook Featuring Recipes From High Profile Local Chefs

San Antonio Current

San Antonio Cooks shows how the city’s evolution is driven by diversity — by the influx of new people, their ideas and traditions.”

San Antonio Current

The Incredible Food Tour Not to Miss in San Antonio

Travel Awaits

Book Club

KENS5 TV Great Day SA

“Just in time for the holidays — a new book, the latest in the award-winning “City Cooks” series from Figure 1 Publishing, is bringing more than 80 signature recipes by local San Antonio chefs to home cooks.”

SATX Today



  • Hardcover
  • 8 × 10 inches
  • 224 pages
  • 978-1-77327-179-8
  • $37.95 CAD / $32.95 USD
  • November 2022