This Way In >>

tim byres

Chef Tim Byres of Smoke inks deal for cookbook with Rizzoli


Tim Byres is gonna be more famous

Chef Tim Byres has signed with publisher Rizzoli New York to write and produce his first cookbook. Byres says the as-yet unnamed cookbook is penned for a Spring, 2013, release.

Byres, Food & Wine Magazine’s favorite southwest chef, is the chef and co-owner of Smoke and the just-opened Chicken Scratch and Foundry Bar. Rizzoli is considered a top-tier publisher (they’ve published notable cookbooks, including one from Alain Ducasse and the new revisionist tome from the Mansion on Turtle Creek).

“I’ve been working on this cookbook since last year,” Byres told me. “I want to demystify things people think they can’t do themselves, like canning, pickling, jarring, preserving, and cooking from scratch. Then I’ll also show you where it’s okay to take a short-cut when you’re cooking from scratch.” For example, Byres says he’ll include a recipe for a spice rub that mimics the smokey accents of a wood fire, “in case someone doesn’t have the time to cook over a fire.”

“A main focus will be wood-fired cooking and making from-scratch dishes with American roots. But this is definitely not going to be a barbecue book,” Byres insists. “That’s not what Smoke is about.”

Additionally, look for chapters on recreating a backyard garden. Says Byres: “I’ve learned so much from our garden (at Smoke) that I have a lot to say about  how to do it right and ways it  can go wrong.”

He has more to cluck about, too. Byres admitted he’s scratched (sorry, couldn’t resist) down his favorite Dallas area restaurants for the iPhone app Chef’s Feed, which is organized by US city into “chapters” in which local chefs name their favorite restos in their city. (There are about a dozen other Dallas chefs contributing, and I’ll tell you about them shortly).

Recently Published

Summer Wine Event- July 6th - August 30th
»

Amazing summer wine deal: Capital Grille “Generous Pour” deal lets you drink eight excellent wines –red & white — for just $28

This is undoubtedly the best wine drinkers’ deal of the ...

owners
»

Rapscallion, new Southern charmer, to open on Lower Greenville Ave tomorrow, July 7

The team behind the lightly French bistro Boulevardier, in the ...

Nosh owner Avner Samuel still cooks
»

Confirmed: Avner Samuel reviving his Nosh Eurobistro in former Oso restaurant space

Rumors swirling around this week that chef/restaurateur Avner Samuel ...

Nick Sams sunday supper by MIchael Hiller-5
»

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Kearney, Nick & Sam’s veteran, will be new chef of Front Room Tavern at Hotel Lumen

Taylor Kearney will take over as top chef at Front Room Tavern in ...

ehlert front room 2
»

Chef Michael Ehlert resigns from Front Room Tavern

Yet another chef exits University Park’s Front Room Tavern, the ...

pollo tropical hurst
»

Pollo Tropical expands across DFW, opening new Hurst location yesterday

People love them some Pollo Tropical. Now those of us in Dallas, Fort ...

great bar setting
»

Hot Date: Stampede 66, Stephan Pyles hosting a Herradura tequila dinner tomorrow, July 2

Chef Stephan Pyles and Herradura Tequila are hosting a tequila dinner ...

gottlich wine dinner
»

July 18 Guest Chef dinner: Dallas’ Scott Gottlich with Atlanta’s Todd Ginsberg

Dallas chef Scott Gottlich and 2014 James Beard Foundation ...

osk-3
»

Off-Site Kitchen — and Dallas’ best burger — reboots in new Trinity Groves location

Nick Badovinus (Neighborhood Services) has ...