Austin Entertains


Shop Notes:

OMG, the frozen lemon souffle.  The Chocolate-Cognac gelato.  Mmmmm....

From the Publisher:

This menu-driven cookbook for entertaining is filled with recipes to please any crowd. Rally before a football game; dish up dessert after a theater performance; arrange a formal tea using fabulous menu combinations. Beautiful photographs and a little Austin history also make this book an interesting read. A 2002 Southwest Regional Winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook Award.

About the Author:

The Junior League of Austin was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. on February 9, 1934. At the time of acceptance, The Junior League of Austin had 50 active members.  Throughout its history, The Junior League of Austin has demonstrated its commitment to volunteerism and community service and has contributed millions of dollars to programs and agencies that benefit the Austin community. 

In 1976, the League's first cookbook, The Collection, was published featuring favorite recipes from The Junior League of Austin membership, with an initial printing of 10,000 copies. Selling out in the first year, it was reprinted in 1977, and profits from sales of the second year completely financed the second run of 15,000 copies. In 1981 and 1982, The Collection was reviewed in Harper'sReader's Digest, and several out-of-state newspapers.

In 1987, The Junior League of Austin celebrated the release of Necessities and Temptations. Touted as one of the best reference cookbooks on the market, it serves as an invaluable kitchen resource and reference guide for beginner cooks and is a favorite of brides to be. In 2001, Necessities and Temptations entered its eleventh printing, winning the McIlhenny Tabasco Community Cookbook Award for selling over 100,000 copies and was inducted into the Tabasco Hall of Fame as a best seller.

In November 2000, The Junior League of Austin introduced its third cookbook, Austin Entertains. Named "The Official Cookbook of the City of Austin," Austin Entertains features a plethora of delectable recipes and is conveniently menu driven to accommodate in-home entertaining.

Release Date: 2000