“I’m literally salivating over the array of desserts in the book.”
—Shelby Hodge, editor at large, CultureMap Houston
With more than eight thousand restaurants, the Houston area boasts a wonderfully diverse and rich culinary culture, not to mention an outstanding offering of desserts. Pelican’s Classic Recipes Series comes to the Space City with this presentation of dozens of luxuriously photographed cakes, pies, tarts, custards, cookies, ice cream, and more from the city’s best and most iconic restaurants and chefs.
Houstonian Erin Hicks Miller takes the home cook by the hand through the city’s favorite kitchens, ranging from Carrabba’s and Pappasito’s to Ruggles Grill, Feast, and Ibiza. As much a local restaurant guide as it is an elegant cookbook, Houston Classic Desserts offers the range and diversity that makes Houston cuisine so special. Such sweet endings as Chocolate Cobbler from RDG + Bar Annie, Apple Strudel from Brenner’s, El Tiempo’s Tres Leches Cake, and the Macadamia Nut Blonde Brownie from Pappas Bros. Steakhouse are among the book’s showcase selections. Musings, anecdotes, restaurant lore, and behind-the-scenes peeks accompany each irresistible yet easy-to-prepare entry.