Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (March 27, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
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In Dallas, if not the state, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek sets the standard of taste and class. So much so that when authors such as Richardson's Dee Stuart use the location in her books it needs no explanation. A must see and be seen place for any dignitary or celebrity the restaurant is a classic that continues to evolve while carrying forward tradition and Texas charm.After a forward from renowned Chef Dean Fearing, who developed a new southwest cuisine while at the mansion, there is a ten page introduction detailing the famous history. Told through prose and pictures the section goes into some detail about the past before giving way to the recipes.The book, like any good meal, opens with "Appetizers." Starting on 22 this section covers such dishes as "Beef Sirloin Tartare with potato crisps and quail egg" (page 24) or "Grilled Gulf Prawns with watermelon and cucumber salsa" (page 29). Along with the recipes that do state the number of servings the dish makes there also occasionally pictures of the completed recipes or items of interest within the mansion or the suppliers to the mansion. Background information on the history of those relationships and their role in proving quality food is included in the book. While a dish is identifiable, unfortunately those pictures of other interests relating to and in the mansion are not captioned. Also from a cookbook standpoint a definite negative is the lack of nutritional information. This same format continues throughout the book."Soups and Salads" are next and begin on page 48. Of course one would expect "Tortilla Soup" (page 50) since this Texas but there are also other items such as "Spiced Carrot Soup with Gulf shrimp ravioli" (page 60).
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