Excited to Announce a New Cookbook, San Antonio Cooks, from Figure 1 Publishing & Local Author Julia Rosenfeld Featuring Recipes from Some of SA’s Beloved Chefs & Restaurants
Figure 1 Publishing and local author and journalist Julia Rosenfeld are excited to announce a new cookbook, San Antonio Cooks. The colorful book features two recipes each from 42 beloved restaurants, bars and chefs in the San Antonio area for a total of 84 food and cocktail recipes. The book will hit shelves at local bookstores on November 22nd, 2022, and can also be purchased online on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. San Antonio Cooks retails for $32.95.
Flavors of San Antonio
Julia Rosenfeld, food journalist and owner of Food Chick Tours in San Antonio, collaborated with San Antonio area chefs to share the region’s vibrant and diverse food culture with the public. San Antonio Cooks is the author’s second cookbook. The new cookbook, which was largely written during the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledges the city’s resilience in the face of abrupt change. It also makes note of San Antonio’s history that has influenced much of the city’s food culture, while celebrating the newer influences on the region’s food scene including Moroccan, Japanese and Caribbean flavors to name a few.
“The diversity of our restaurants reflects San Antonio’s friendly and inclusive culture,” said San Antonio Cooks Author Julia Rosenfeld. These are some of my favorite dining spots anywhere, and some of the most passionate chefs you’ll ever know. I’m thrilled Figure 1 offered me an opportunity to share their stories and recipes with a wider audience.”
A Glimpse of San Antonio Chefs & Restaurants
San Antonio Cooks features everything from Garlic Noodles (page 177) courtesy of Kristina Zao at Sichuan House to delectable desserts (page 118) from David and Jose Caceres at La Panadería.Other notable chefs and restaurants featured in the book include John Russ of Clementine, Steven Pizzini of Lala’s Gorditas, Ming von Bargen Qian of Ming’s, Geronimo Lopez of Botika, Drew Glick of Max and Louie’s New York Diner, Adrian Davila of Davila’s BBQ, James Moore of Full Belly, Bruce Auden of Biga on the Banks, Cappy Lawton and many others.
San Antonio Cooks is the latest in the award-winning City Cooks series from Figure 1 Publishing. The books serve as an insider’s guide to local food scenes where chefs, restaurants and food lovers have come together to create rich and diverse communities. From Miami to Toronto to Portland, each book celebrates a city’s unique culinary landscape by featuring notable recipes from leading chefs and mixologists.
“We are so excited to be publishing a book featuring recipes from some of the finest chefs in San Antonio,” said Figure 1 Publisher and President Chris Labonté. “This is a beautiful celebration of one of the most dynamic and diverse food cities in the country, and a testament to the resilient and creative spirit of the local culinary scene. Julia has compiled and written a wonderful cookbook.”
Food styling for the book was done by San Antonio native Alicia Mendez and photography was done by Jessica Attie. Local book signings will be scheduled. Follow author Julia Rosenfeld at @foodchicksa for the latest updates. For more information about the cookbook visit Figure 1’s website.
ABOUT FIGURE 1 PUBLISHING:
Figure 1 Publishing is one of North America’s leading publishers of quality illustrated books, specializing in art, architecture, photography, design, and food + drink. Bestselling cookbooks include the award-winning City Cooks series which showcases signature recipes from some of North America’s best chefs, including those featured in Seattle Cooks, Portland Cooks, Montreal Cooks, Phoenix Cooks, Toronto Cooks, and Miami Cooks, among others. www.figure1publishing.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julia’s fascination with recipes and ingredients led her to pepper her writing career with gastronomic gigs, including 14 years as the restaurant reviewer for San Antonio Magazine, a few as the local Zagat Guide editor, and a few as writing instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. In 2014 she co-authored her first cookbook with chef Ross Burtwell, Texas Hill Country Cuisine: Flavors from the Cabernet Grill. Since 2015 Julia has introduced countless guests to the city’s chefs, artisans and producers through her culinary tour company, Food Chick Tours.