Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CBS, Dallas-Fort Worth :: Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins

Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins
By Ellen Sweets
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Best New Texas Cookbooks

Four new cookbooks will surely get foodies away from the restaurant and into the kitchen. From chili to tacos and barbecue to steak, these books will help you satisfy that appetite for home-state cuisine. Grab one of these cookbooks, get cookin’ and enjoy the larger-than-life flavors of Texas.

Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir With Recipes
Ellen Sweets
University of Texas Press, October 2011

Journalist Ellen Sweets chronicles her friendship with columnist and Texas icon Molly Ivins in this entertaining, intimate memoir. Sweets takes readers behind the scenes and into the kitchen to reveal the food-loving details of Ivins’ private life, which includes stories of the fabulous meals Ivins prepared for friends and family, and recipes for 35 of her favorite dishes. From chili and chicken-fried steak, to Texas Mud Pie and Ouefs Brouille, the dishes illustrate Ivins’ love for cooking; and the book is an affectionate (and delicious) tribute to the “professional Texan.”

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