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If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs.

Become a member and you can create your own personal ‘Bookshelf’. Imagine having a single searchable index of all your recipes – both digital and print!

Join a community of cookbook lovers & discover that
Eat Your Books is a great way to make better use
of your own collection

Helen Corbitt is to American cuisine what Julia Child is to French. Corbitt’s genius was in presentations of new and unusual flavor combinations, colors, and even serving temperatures. She insisted on the finest, freshest ingredients, served with impeccable style. As Director of Food Services for Neiman Marcus, she traveled widely, bringing recipes back to tantalize Texans’ tastebuds.

An Irish red-head born in New York and raised with Edwardian rules and grace, Corbitt lassoed appetites across Texas when she moved there in 1931 from her job as dietitian at Cornell Medical Center in New York City to manage the tea room at the University of Texas. She was lured to the Houston Country Club before operating the tearoom at Joske’s department store in Houston and had started her own catering business when the Driskill Hotel called her back to Austin.

Stanley Marcus "courted" her for eight years until she finally accepted his offer to direct his Dallas store’s lunchtime oasis. She then dazzled celebrities and dignitaries who flocked to the famed Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus for tantalizing cuisine.

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