Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent by Ellise PierceCowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent by Ellise Pierce

Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent

byEllise Pierce

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

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Moving to Paris was the best bad decision that Texan Ellise Pierce ever made. Wooed to the city by a Frenchman, she soon found herself with just 100 euros in her bank account. So she launched a last-ditch effort to stay in the City of Light: She started her own catering business and began teaching other American expats how to re-create flavors from home. Using French ingredients and techniques from both sides of the Atlantic, she did more than found a culinary company—she created a unique style of cooking that’s part Texas, part French, and all Cowgirl.
Recipes include:
  • Cornbread Madeleines
  • Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Tartines
  • Cauliflower Galettes with Chipotle Créme Fraîche
  • Green Chile-Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter-Chocolate Soufflées
Ellise Pierce chronicles her expat adventures in recipes and stories on her blog,, and in her Cowgirl Chef column, which runs in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and is distributed to more than 300 newspapers. She has written for Newsweek, People, and Texas Monthly. Ellise lives in Paris and makes frequent trips back home t...
Title:Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French AccentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6.88 × 1.12 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0762444630

ISBN - 13:9780762444632

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Editorial Reviews

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War“A mouthwatering meditation on what it means to keep your traditions while learning new ones. Ellise's answer to this age-old dilemma is in her recipes, exquisitely simple creations that will make you homesick even if you've never been to Paris—or Texas." San Angelo Standard-Times“Not only does the ‘Cowgirl Chef’ cookbook come packed with yummy recipes and practical tips, it also has heartbreaking, and heartwarming, stories. They're stories that infuse the recipes with memories and meaning…if you want a keeper cookbook with humor, romance and more than 100 recipes that cover the miles between Texas and France, check out ‘Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent.’”A Traveler’s“Ellise Pierce is a real writer as well as a gifted cook and innovator.  That makes Cowgirl Chef the kind of cookbook that you can sit down and read cover to cover. And the very talented photographer Steve Legato, makes me want to run right back to Paris and shop in an open air market.”