Back in 2007, chef Dean Fearing left the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to open his eponymous restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, after more than 20 years of pioneering Southwestern cuisine. Now he spends his free time writing cookbooks. Home cooks with a penchant for hearty foods, such as barbecue venison fajitas and sweet corn-sage pan stuffing, will devour The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics. Every recipe is ideal for a summer backyard gathering with friends and family. Honestly, nothing sounds better.