Austin Entertains Cookbook
Austin Entertains Cookbook - #757
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With a fresh approach to in-home entertaining, Austin Entertains preserves the wonders of Austin and delivers a delightful assortment of crowd-pleasing recipes. As you wander through the pages, you'll find special recipes that celebrate Austin traditions and embrace the spirit of the hill country and the music it inspired. Find foods that are ideal for a night with good friends and Texas wines.

What makes Austin Entertains even more special is its beautiful combination of photos and local culture. What a wonderful gift and a great way to share a taste of the uniqueness of Austin.

Austin Entertains is the 2002 Southwest Regional Winner of Tabasco Community Cookbook Award. The "Official City of Austin Cookbook" is one of only nine cookbooks across the nation to be presented this award.

Click here for a sample recipe from Austin Entertains.


Austin Entertains Facts:

  • Menu-driven book with over 250 recipes for in-home entertaining
  • Chapters demonstrate Austin's culture, attractions and seasons
  • Coffee table quality with beautiful photographs and Austin history
  • City of Austin Official cookbook
  • Year first published: 2001
  • ISBN # 0-9605906-0-9


  • 2001 Independent Publisher Book Award Finalist - Cookbook Category
  • 2002 Tabasco Community Southwest Regional Award - one of only nine cookbooks across the nation to be presented this award. Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards were established by the McIlhenny Company to recognize cookbooks that preserve local culinary traditions.
  • 2003 America's Best Recipes - Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Goat Cheese - both selected as two of over 400 recipes chosen from all of the fund-raising cookbooks from across the nation.
  • Favorite Recipe Press 2001 sales winner and honorable mention marketing award


First Lady Laura Bush - "As always, the Austin Junior League cookbook is filled with fabulous recipes and beautiful photographs."


Culinary Thymes - "The book is almost as much about Austin as it is about cooking. The recipes range from the very simple to elaborate, from down-home to haute cuisine."