A rip-roaring volume that provides not only the favorite recipes of the Austin, Texas restaurant, but it's atmosphere and culture as well. With unique and daring recipes that uses rattlesnake, ostrich, or boar right along regular fare such as pork, chicken, and beef one enters a world of wonderful and delicious food that also includes fish, meatless recipes, and memorable desserts.
In Cooking Fearlessly Chef/owner Jeff Blank and Executive Chef Jay Moore cook with big, bold, robust, flavorful ingredients easily found in the kitchen cupboard (the rattlesnake can be found in the resource section). They are not talking about burning the top of your mouth off but stimulating the taste buds in your mouth and making them tingle with excitement. The fearless philosophy calls for exciting the taste buds in every corner of the mouth: sweet, sour, spicy, salty. The rubs, seasonings, and sauces are meant to enhance not cover the flavor of the meal, in fact, they refer to this as layering: with your marinade or rub, the cooking process, and then layer the sauce on top. The finished meal will make your saliva glands squirt in anticipation.