This Way In >>

Dean Fearing is Finishing a New Cookbook for 2014: Dean Fearing’s Texas Food Bible


 

dean-fearingDean Fearing apparently doesn’t sleep much, but then neither does Eric Dreyer, his executive chef. The two top toques at Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas has been busy writing yet another cookbook, “Dean Fearing’s Texas Food Bible: Recipes and lore from the Lone Star State.

“We’ve been traveling around to local farms for photo shoots,” Dreyer told the Hatch when Fearing played shy. “We were even supposed to be shooting this week at Luna’s tortilla factory” but an electrical fire ignited by a short-circuiting bird’s nest torched Luna’s iconic neon sign then destroyed the building.

As an homage to two of his Texas chef friends: Stephan Pyles and Robert Del Grande, Fearing is including recipes for Pyles’  Son of a Bitch stew and a grilling recipe from Del Grande. Pyles, who owns Stephan Pyles, Samar and Stampede 66 in Dallas, and Del Grande,who owns Houston’s once-lauded Cafe Annie (now Bar Annie) and the Grove, were both  founders with Fearing and two others of what became known as Southwestern Cuisine in the 1980s.

“There will be a few recipes from Fearing’s,” says Dreyer, “but it’s really a collection of recipes that home cooks will want to make at home, with a few restaurant twists. Lots of pictures and clear instructions. We’re even walking the home cook through a step-by-step photo essay of how to make our tortilla soup.”

“Dean Fearing’s Texas Food Bible: Recipes and lore from the Lone Star State” (Grand Central Life & Style) is scheduled for a release in April or early May, 2014, “just in time for Mother’s Day,” says Dreyer.

Recently Published

»

Crazy shakes and two-handed burgers from NYC’s Black Tap headed to Dallas. Here’s what to expect.

NYC burger-and-crazy-shake purveyor Black Tap Craft Burgers & ...

»

Fort Worth’s beloved Fred’s Texas Cafe has a new home, but everything you love about the original remains intact

A Fort Worth classic has packed up literally everything and moved it ...

»

Is someone you live or work with driving you crazy? Here’s a solution

If someone you know is driving you up a wall, we have a ...

»

With debut of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, some of America’s best ice creams are now scooping in Dallas

Sweet! I’m pretty certain ...

»

Star chef Akira Back debuts his namesake DFW restaurant with a Michelin-star mix of Japanese and Korean cuisines

Michelin-star chef Akira Back has set an opening date for his first ...

»

Taco wizards Luis Olvera, Ben Reynolds are hosting a secret Trompo taco pop-up on Tuesday, April 26, that you won’t want to miss

Tacos! 5-8p.m. When restaurant hospitality vet Ben Reynolds texts you ...

»

The Four Seasons Resort & Club at Dallas in Las Colinas will soon become a Ritz-Carlton – and a new celebrity chef Italian steakhouse and burger bar are in the plans

A West Coast real estate investment group is wrapping up its ...

»

Newest DFW Hudson House brings its lobster rolls and excellent cocktails to Las Colinas

The corner space that housed a Taco Diner until the pandemic ...

»

This is the one Easter Brunch that beats them all

Your crazy neighbors can keep their bags of milk chocolate Easter ...