What the Sheriff Has for Dinner -- New Book Presents Favorite Recipes of Texas Judicial System Employees

KIRBYVILLE, Texas, June 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Everyone needs a delicious meal, even law enforcement officials, medical examiners and politicians. For those with an appetite the size of Texas, Mary Lou Mott's original new collection, Texas Judicial Cookbook: Hello There! (now available through AuthorHouse), shows them what public officials cook in their own kitchens to satisfy their cravings for good ol' southwestern cuisine.

This original cookbook compiles the favorite recipes from employees of the Texas judicial system. Only in Texas could one find sumptuous recipes like Deputy Sheriff Beverly Falcon's "Hot Water Cornbread" and "Judge Ronald Walker's Pretzel Salad." From dips to desserts, Texas Judicial Cookbook reveals what those who capture criminals, proceed over trials and enact new laws like to eat after a hard day's work.

Mott's new book is also a glimpse inside Texas cooking culture. Recipes capture the unique flavors of this state, as seen in "Grandma Jasso's Salsa," submitted by Lt. Ruben Diaz of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "Cowboy Caviar," "Jailhouse Rolls" and "Southwestern Shrimp" spice up kitchens in the Lone Star State and across America. Even one of the most famous Texas families contributed to this creative project. White House chefs disclose the secrets behind George Bush, Sr.'s favorite brownies and President George W. Bush's favorite crab cakes. Gov. Rick Perry offers his "Chuck Wagon Chili" recipe as well.

With backcountry ingredients like jalapenos, venison and ribs and the culinary insight of the state's finest employees, Texas Judicial Cookbook makes home chefs want to round up the bad guys then come home to whip up a meal good enough for the most discriminating Texas taste buds.

Mott is a former business executive with five published books, including Pick and Scratch and Recipes & Remembrance. She and her husband have five children and nine grandchildren and enjoy traveling. "Here's to the Texas judicial system!" Mott writes. "We appreciate you!" More information is available at www.pickorscratch.com.


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