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Cook Like a Local - Chris Shephard & Kaitlyn Goalen
“Known for telling the story of Houston’s diverse communities through his inventive cooking, Cook Like a Local teaches readers how to work with flavors and foods from different cultures with ‘respect and creativity.’”—Food & Wine, “18 Essential New Cookbooks for Fall”
“With dishes like braised goat with Korean rice dumplings and fried vegetables with caramelized fish sauce, Cook Like a Local underscores how food can cross cultures and bring communities together.”—Forbes, “15 New Cookbooks for Fall 2019”
Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef of Houston’s Underbelly Hospitality, is a champion of that city’s incredibly diverse immigrant cuisines. In his restaurant, he calls out the names of the cooks—Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and others—who have inspired him, and in his book, he teaches you how to work with those flavors and cultures with respect and creativity.
STUDIO NOTES I dare you to find anyone in Houston doing more to shine a light on the diverse culinary community than my friend Chris. He pushes boundaries and more importantly, brings people together. In Cook Like A Local, you'll see how his city influences his cooking. If you like fish sauce...this is your book. If you think you don't like fish sauce...this is also your book as these recipes will show you the light. Bonus, Chris and his team run the Southern Smoke Foundation which is leading the way to helping to build a better hospitality community both in Houston and across the country. -Keith