Texas, Our Texas, All Hail the Mighty Plate
I used to think that only native Texans could love Texas the way it should be loved, but Scott Cohen has proved me wrong. The San Antonio chef recently published a cookbook, The Texas Hill Country: A Taste of Provence, which brims over with his enthusiasm for all things Texas . . . . and French. (In case you didn’t know, the southern part of France looks a whole lot like our Hill Country.) Check out recipes like Texas Pecan-Crusted Chicken Skewers, with country gravy. He’s got a lot of international dishes, too, like Ahi Tuna Tartare (not too many tunas in the Gulf of Mexico). These days, Scott (pictured teaching an outdoor class) is working on a new project for the Watermark Hotel Company in San Antonio, having left his long-time post at La Mansion del Rio Hotel. The book is published by Three Forks, part of Globe Pequot. You can get it at a good price on amazon.com, by the way!