A Cookbook by Chef Ford Fry
From one of Atlanta’s most prolific chefs and restaurant owners – 16 restaurants and counting – Tex-Mex: Traditions, Innovations and Comfort Foods from Both Sides of the Border dives deep into the cuisine that Americans can’t get enough of.
The pages contain recipes for the usual suspects like nachos, fajitas and margaritas, but there’s also Dirty Breakfast Tacos, Horchata, Puffy Tostadas con Queso and more.
Ford Fry is Texas-born and bred, so he knows what he’s talking about. He’s also been a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur for multiple years in a row and been recognized with countless awards, including Eater’s Empire Builder of the Year, Esquire’s Best Restaurant in America and the Georgia Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year. He opened his first restaurant in Atlanta, JCT. Kitchen, in 2007.
The cookbook was be released April 23; you can order a copy on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com or Indiebound.
In Pursuit of Flavor
A Cookbook by Chef Edna Lewis
The reissue of this cookbook classic, which was originally published in 1988, deserves a second look. Lewis, who passed away in 2006, is considered a pioneer in seasonal Southern cooking and one of the most revered American chefs of all time.
In this book, which has been inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame, Lewis shares more than 200 recipes from both her childhood and her days in the professional kitchen. Sprinkled throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. With chapters like From the Gardens and Orchards, From the Bread Oven and Griddle, and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts, Miss Lewis truly captures the spirit of the South.
The cookbook, which has a new introduction from Savannah chef Mashama Bailey, was released March 26; you can order on Amazon.