Category Archives: Food Books

Texas Eats. Well.

Need a gift for someone who lives out of state?  Send ‘em a piece of Texas!

Texas Eats by Robb Walsh, $25

Texas Eats by Robb Walsh, $25

Texas Eats, The New Lonestar Heritage Cookbook is the latest book by local Houston author, Robb Walsh.  Mr. Walsh has authored 5 previous Texas cookbooks and is a three time winner of the George Beard Award.  He traveled Texas extensively looking for the best local food and recipes, current and almost forgotten.  Texas Eats is full of vintage photos, stories about food, beautiful photography and history in addition to delicious recipes.  Even if you never cook any of the food, the book is a great read and source of Texas lore.

Who would love this book?  The person you know who has everything, is hard to buy a gift for, or doesn’t really want much “stuff.”  It would also make a wonderful corporate gift for visiting executives or clients, a thoughtful piece of Texas they can take home with them.

It’s in stock now at Ann’s, and gift wrap is free!  Come pick up a copy won’t you?

Music and Menus

You don’t have to cook to enjoy these books.   If you like food, travel and music, you’ll like Sharon O’Connor’s Music and Menus collections.  Each book is filled with menus, pictures and stories of elegant dinners in famous restaurants of world-class cities.  Sharon carefully curated her collection according to food type, and each book comes boxed with a CD of music to set the mood.  Dine at your favorite parisian bistro, enjoy romantic Italian interludes and more.  $39.95 for boxes book and CD set.

A Table for Two sets the scene for romantic dining while hearing the Kenny Barron Ensemble serenade you with classic tunes such as “I only have eyes for you” in their unique lyric jazz style.


Whether you’re in New York, Napa Valley or Paris, the allure of parisian Bistro food is quintesssentially romantic. Sample the best food of top bistros while you enjoy swinging French Jazz music.


Mangia molto bene with Italian Intermezzo book and CD. Over 100 recipes from 21 top Italian chefs are presented with mouth-watering pictures of the presentation in the restaurants. The Pizzarelli-Peplowski Sextet creates the sound of Italy everyone knows, from Neapolitan songs and opera to pop songs and music from the movies.