There’s a short piece by Liz Logan in the dining section of the October 1987 issue of D Magazine. In the story, Logan describes her experiences during a trip to Sonoma, California with Dean Fearing. “It was, in fact, while standing around in the subarctic winds that whipped around the salmon farm that I realized I was in the presence of a mad genius,” she writes. Fearing, who was the chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek at the time, was on a mission to research food and wine for his menu.
The last page of the piece is made up of a selection recipes from the The Mansion on Turtle Creek Cookbook, which was available at Neiman Marcus at the time. Recipes include créme brulée, raspberry sauce, and their notorious tortilla soup.
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