Monday, May 8, 2017

Books Every Mother Can Love

Mothers should be pampered for Mother's Day. That means that when you give your mother a cookbook, you should also treat her to a dish made from that cookbook. We've made how-to videos for two recipes from Terry Thompson-Anderson's newest cookbook, Breakfast in TexasRecipes for Elegant Brunches, Down-Home Classics, and Local Favorites. We've got one recipe for a Bloody Shiner using Texas Hill Country Distillers moonshine, and a classic recipe for Huevos con Migas that can be made ahead of time and served to mom on Sunday morning.

We have more recommendations for books that make great Mother's Day gifts, including books for birders, art lovers, swimming hole aficionados, and more.

* Top Pick *

Breakfast in Texas
Recipes for Elegant Brunches, Down-Home Classics, and Local Favorites

By Terry Thompson-Anderson, with photos by Sandy Wilson

The author of the James Beard Cookbook Award finalist Texas on the Table presents nearly one hundred recipes for breakfast and brunch, including favorites from some of Texas’s most popular restaurants, along with menus for entertaining and delightful culinary notes.

Hardcover, $35.00

311 pages | 8 x 10 | 123 color photos | ISBN: 978-1-4773-1044-1

How to Make Terry Thompson-Anderson's Huevos con Migas

Watch the video

More Mother's Day Books

Texas on the Table

By Terry Thompson-Anderson, Photos by Sandy Wilson
One of Texas’s leading cookbook authors presents 150 recipes that showcase the state’s bounty of locally grown meats and produce, artisanal cheeses, and award-winning wines, along with fascinating stories of the people who are enriching the flavors of Texas.
Hardcover, $45.00

ISBN: 978-0-292-74409-7

This Land
This Land
An American Portrait

Photographs by Jack Spencer
Foreword by Jon Meacham

Created across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles, this startlingly fresh photographic portrait of the American landscape shares artistic affinities with the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt.
Hardcover, $45.00

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1189-9

Nina Katchadourian
Nina Katchadourian

Edited by Veronica Roberts Essays by Jeffrey Kastner and Veronica Roberts; interview by Stuart Horodner

This catalogue of an exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents a mid-career survey of the work of Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian.
Hardcover, $34.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1151-6

The CollectionsThe University of Texas at Austin
Edited by Andrée Bober
Spotlighting more than eighty collections in very diverse fields, this extensively illustrated volume showcases the unparalleled quality and range of the holdings of the University of Texas at Austin.

“Like all wonderfully rich cabinets of curiosities, The Collections rewards slow and repeated looking.”

Hardcover, $125.00

ISBN: 978-1-4773-0785-4

A Love Letter to Texas Women
By Sarah Bird

Acclaimed author Sarah Bird celebrates the uniqueness of Texas women in this beautifully designed gift book.

“Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend.”
—Boston Globe
Hardcover,  $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-0949-0

The Swimming Holes of Texas
The Swimming Holes of Texas
By Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy; photography by Carolyn Tracy
Full of practical information to help plan your visits and enticing color photos of one hundred freshwater swimming holes, here is the first-ever guide to the best places to swim in Texas.
Paperback, $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1237-7

The Quality of Life Report
The Quality of Life ReportA Novel
By Meghan Daum, Foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld
A New York Times notable book, The Quality of Life Report is the critically acclaimed first novel by Meghan Daum, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction.
Paperback, $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1300-8

Comfort and Glory
Comfort and GloryTwo Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center
By Katherine Jean Adams, Foreword by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes
Showcasing 115 remarkable quilts that span more than two hundred years of American quiltmaking, this volume introduces an outstanding collection of American quilts and quilt history documentation.
Hardcover, $ 75.00

ISBN: 978-1-4773-0918-6

One More Warbler

A Life with Birds

By Victor Emanuel, with S. Kirk Walsh
With stories of sighting rare birds ranging from an Eskimo Curlew to the cranes of Asia, one of America’s foremost birders recalls a lifetime of birding adventures, including friendships with luminaries Roger Tory Peterson, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton.
Hardcover, $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1238-4

The Texanist
The Texanist
Fine Advice on Living in Texas
By David Courtney and Jack Unruh
The first collection of acclaimed illustrator Jack Unruh’s work, this book gathers the best of the illustrations he created for The Texanist, Texas Monthly’s back-page column, along with the serious and not-so-serious questions that inspired them.
Hardcover, $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1297-1

Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie HyndeA Musical Biography
By Adam Sobsey
With new insights into her life and music and fascinating details about the making of all of her albums, this is the first book about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Chrissie Hynde, the leader of The Pretenders.
Hardcover, $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-4773-1039-7

Recipes from a Culinary Expedition
By David Sterling
Winner of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award
With over 275 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes, lively stories of their origins, and luscious illustrations, here is the definitive work on the foods of Yucatán, one of the world’s great regional cuisines.
Hardcover, $60.00

ISBN: 978-0-292-73581-1

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