Expect to learn lots of key points about the Alamo City in Celebrate San Antonio, by the San Antonio Junior Forum. First published in 1986, this cookbook combines information on San Antonio and intriguing photos of popular landmarks (such as the Alamo, Sea World of Texas, the River Walk, and the Market Square) with recipes that reflect the city’s culture.
The first chapter, “Entertaining—San Antonio Style,” includes menus for specific occasions like Fiesta and the Folklife Festival. There is also a menu for a Mexican Brunch, which includes recipes for Huevos Poblanos, Chorizo con Papas, Chicken Chilaquiles, Bunuelos, and White Sangria among others. And of course, there’s a menu for a Barbecue—San Antonio Style, which features more than a dozen recipes, including Roasted Pecans; Pickled Black Eyed Peas; Chow Chow; Barbecued Ribs, Sausage, Brisket and Chicken; and Hill Country Peach Cobbler.
Other chapters include “Appetizers/Beverages,” “Soups/Salads,” “Main Dishes,” “Side Dishes,” and “Breads.” The last chapter on “Sweets” is filled with recipes for everything from Chocolate Fudge Icing and Texas Ranger Cookies to Milky Way Squares and Cream Cheese Mints.
Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Spicy Mexican Pickled Vegetables
Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad
Fried Asparagus Parmesan
Bandera Party Grits
Schnitzel a la “San Antonio”
Artichoke Soup With Lemon and Dill
Grilled Duck Breast With Honey Port Sauce and Fresh Raspberries
Irish Cream Liqueur
Vanilla Coffee Chiffon Pie