“I love watching rise connecting sustainable food and social issues to customers. It is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in Dallas.”
—Ms. Barbara Bush, cofounder of Global Health Corps
“A charming bistro . . . that serves up wonderful soufflés.”
—New York Times
A celebration of food, tradition, and the French lifestyle, this unique collection of recipes, anecdotes, and photographs from rise, an oasis of French cuisine in Dallas, offers readers nothing short of a completely transformative sensory experience. With a menu designed to complement and celebrate the restaurant’s masterpiece dish—the soufflé—rise specializes in nurturing the body and soul. Savory and sweet soufflés, bright salads, and artisanal cheeses are among the highlights of the eatery’s simple and elegant menu.
Amid sections discussing entertaining and food consciousness, Rise to the Occasion presents recipes such as escargot soufflé, apricot galette, hay roasted duck, and chocolate soufflé. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will enable any interested eater to master the art of the soufflé. Much more than a cookbook, this elegant volume offers Francophiles and foodies an opportunity to experience the true passion and pleasure of eating.
About the Authors
Hedda Gioia Dowd is the creative founder and visionary behind rise, which she opened in 2008. Her unique restaurant has been featured in the New York Times,
the Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, D Magazine,
and Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
among others. Born to an Italian American father and a French mother, she spent every summer since childhood in France and her passion for French food grew with her. Dowd resides in Dallas, Texas.
Cherif Brahmi is the executive chef and owner of rise, where he makes beautiful French fare approachable and fun, focusing the menu on savory and sweet soufflés. Classically trained in France, Brahmi has studied with some of the greats, including the Troisgros brothers, Paul Bocuse, and Jean LaFont. He has contributed his culinary skills to such events as Savor Dallas, the Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas Chapter Annual Raiser Grazer, and the CityArts Celebration in the Dallas Arts District. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
RISE TO THE OCCASION
A French Food Experience
By Hedda Gioia Dowd, Cherif Brahmi, and Celine Chick
Photographs by Courtney Perry
Forewords by Edward Giobbi and Shirley O. Corriher
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French
192 pp. 10 x 10
165 color photos 6 b/w illus.