Chef Ford Fry can now add author to his list of accomplishments. The Atlanta restaurant empire builder announced on Instagram he’s finished writing his first cookbook entitled, “Tex Mex: Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods From Both Sides of the Border.” The book comes out April 23 and is available for preorder.
In the post, Fry says the book “features all things new and old school with recipes for queso, fantastic salsas, a killer margarita, DIY tacos from both sides of the border, some cool histories and must-have cooking tips!”
The description listed on the Houston-born chef’s website expounds further, boldly calling the cookbook “the definitive book” on Tex-Mex filled with “jump-off-the-page photographs” to accompany the recipes, like dirty breakfast tacos and grilled shrimp diablo, with “playful histories.”
The theme behind Fry’s cookbook should come as no surprise to anyone in Atlanta or Houston — many of his most successful restaurants center around Tex-Mex.
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IT’S HERE! Some of you may know I’ve been working on this book for a while now and others might be surprised that I wrote a cookbook My TEX-MEX cookbook features all things new and old school with recipes for queso, fantastic salsas, a killer margarita, DIY tacos from both sides of the border, some cool histories and must-have cooking tips! Book comes out April 23rd, but you can pre-order now! Link in bio to reserve your copy! Serious thanks to everyone who made this book possible #texmexcookbook #clarksonpotter
Fry’s Atlanta restaurant roster includes: No. 246 in Decatur; The El Felix in Alpharetta and at the Battery; BeetleCat in Inman Park; Superica in Inman Park and Buckhead; Marcel, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, and The Optimist in Westside; and St. Cecilia and King + Duke in Buckhead. In Houston, the chef owns Superica, La Lucha, and State of Grace, and is opening a seafood restaurant there next year. Fry is also expanding to Nashville and Charlotte.