The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise

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The Texas Hill County: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise takes readers on a gustatory tour of this picturesque Central Texas region of rolling hills, spring-fed streams, and good eats. One of the state's most popular travel destinations, the Hill Country is fast becoming a magnet for agricultural tourism. Visitors come here to follow the lavender trails, pick peaches and apples, buy fresh-pressed olive oil, sample the offerings at award-winning wineries, and have a meal in the unique eateries--from chic restaurants with world-class dishes on the menu to back-country roadhouses famous for barbecue and hamburgers. Professional chef and cookbook author Terry Thompson-Anderson has explored every corner of the eighteen-county region, with its quaint communities and specialty farms, and discovered more than one hundred establishments that are sure to please the palate. More than a travel guide, the book is also filled with recipes that she has gathered from proprietors or developed using local food products. Sandy Wilson's stunning full-color photographs capture the diversity of the Hill Country eating experience, with its berry patches and orchards, roadside stands, artisan bakeries, boutique wineries, and vast array of restaurants serving both traditional and haute cuisine. Welcome to the rich bounty of the Hill Country, where you're in for some remarkable food finds. If this is your first visit, we bet it won't be your last!

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Terry Thompson-Anderson is a professional chef, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She has written three previous cookbooks, including the award-wining Texas on the Plate. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and Les Dames D'Escoffier International. Terry's passion for great flavors and fresh foods was the impetus for compiling this adventurous romp through the culinary offerings of the Texas Hill Country. She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband, Roger. Together they tend an herb garden and grow a wide variety of chilies and tomatoes.

Sandy Wilson is a Texas photographer whose work ranges from the boardroom to the barn. A longtime corporate photographer and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, she has been featured in Working Cowboys with artist Mark Kohler, in Texas photography exhibits, and in many corporate annual reports. Her personal photos of the West stand to remind many Texans of a not so distant personal past. Sandy regularly travels to France to photograph its people and places and lives in Houston with her husband, Steve. She enjoys cooking, carpentry, gardening, and travel.

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