Hill Country writer Terry Thompson-Anderson spent three years working on her latest cookbook, “Texas on the Table: People, Places and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State” (University of Texas Press, $45).
This week, Thompson-Anderson found out that she has been nominated for a James Beard Award in the category of American Cooking.
She is up against Sean Brock for “Heritage” and Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall for “The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.”
Thompson-Anderson has written a number of Texas-themed and regional cookbooks including “Texas on the Plate,” “The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise,” and “Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes,” the latter of which she co-authored with Frances Strange.
The photography for her latest book was provided by her sister, Sandy Wilson.
The winners will be announced April 24.
Other Texas names to make the list of finalists are four chefs from Austin and Houston competing for best chef of the Southwest. The whole list in that category includes:
- Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s, Cave Creek, Arizona
- Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin
- Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin
- Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
- Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe
- Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston
Thompson-Anderson will appear at the San Antonio Book Festival April 11. For more information, click here.