Best of the Best from Texas Pride is a treasury of classic family recipes compiled by the AT&T Pioneers of North Texas. The most popular recipes from these four classic cookbooks have been selected, tested, edited for clarity, and collected into one book. This cookbook also contains interesting facts and illustrations showing the evolution of the telephone over the years.
Quail Ridge Press was honored to be able to participate in the development and publication of the Best of the Best from Texas Pride Cookbook.
The down-home, family-favorites in the North Texas Pioneers cookbooks are exactly the kind of recipes we seek to preserve--recipes that have been developed and perfected over generations; recipes that are legendary within a family and are now being shared with other families.
Each Pioneer cookbook has been reprinted many times. The cookbooks continue to be popular with young cooks as well as longtime cooks.
The AT&T Pioneers of North Texas, the organization of employees, retirees, and families of the telecommunications industry in Texas, are the force that have made the Texas Pride cookbooks the success they are. The Pioneers are all volunteers who have given their time and energy to a variety of projects and activities that enrich our community.
I speak for all of us at Quail Ridge Press in saying that we are proud to be a part of this new cookbook that offers the finest recipes from the TEXAS PRIDE COOKBOOK SERIES. This new cookbook will continue to provide the Pioneers with the revenue that finances their worthy projects and will enable Quail Ridge Press to continue our goal of Preserving America's Food Heritage.
"Book was so good and had many things that I want to cook that I went back and sent a copy to my brother in law who was also impressed and had added recipes to his cook list from the book and stated they were great when he cooked them. One of the best and with more than average number of things that you will want to try! If you are in to Texas cookbooks it is a must have." --J. Thornton
"This book has dishes I grew up eating, and others I wish I had known long before now. The recipes are easy to follow, have short ingredient lists and are not complicated - just my kind of cookbook. The history and facts about the evolution of the telephone are a nice bonus. This would make a great gift for anyone, and is now next to my Betty Crocker Red Book" -Phyl
Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.
Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.