Synopses & Reviews
Austin is an oasis of creativity in Texas. Food ranges from mom-and-pop eateries and eclectic food trailers to high-end, chef-driven restaurants, and all of them have received a warm welcome from the community. East Austin is home to taquerias and barbecue joints, while north Austin claims some of the city's best Vietnamese and Korean cuisine.
Austin Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather Austin's best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Including a signature "at home" recipe from more than fifty iconic dining establishments, the book is a celebration of the city's creative food scene. Full-color photos throughout capture Austin's eclectic eateries and highlight fabulous dishes and famous chefs.
“Crystal Esquivel brilliantly captures the essence of Austin’s restaurants—their stories, the chefs behind them, and the recipes shared by them. Aimee Wenske’s photography is delicious. Austin Chef’s Table
is not just a great cookbook; it is a must-have for any foodie interested in exploring Austin. Bravo!”--Lisa Fox, ASTI Trattoria and FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar restaurants
"Austin Chef’s Table is an incredible snapshot of the thriving dining scene in Austin, Texas. It showcases the seasonal, farm-to-plate attitude of the new garde of local chefs while rightly honoring our classic BBQ and TexMex institutions. Crystal’s heartfelt descriptions, complemented by Aimee’s crisp shots of food, chefs, and local landmarks, guide the reader on an honest, stunning, and mouthwatering tour of our town." --Chef Andrew Curren, Executive Chef / Partner, 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, Arro
About the Author
Author and Registered Dietitian Crystal Esquivel has been an Austin-area foodie for over ten years. She maintains a blog, Poco-Cocoa, in which she chronicles her cooking adventures in her own kitchen, and her eating adventures in Austin's numerous restaurants. Crystal also writes about food for various publications, including Remedy Quarterly. She is the author of the Food Lovers' Guide to Austin (Globe Pequot).