The second in the Decade of Dish series from chef turned author Michele Niesen. The inside scoop on how to open your own independent restaurant, the hilarious cracks in the system, how not to hire your lovers, New Mexico, old Mexico, how to make the perfect margarita and of course tales from the Border...Collie--her muse for 15 years Billy Goat, the namesake of Niesen's second restaurant Billy Goat's Cantina which she created in 2003.
Niesen was also owner of The Supper Club from 1997-2007 in Decatur, GA. She vows never to go into the restaurant business again, but she secretly misses it and not so secretly still has a huge love affair with food, cooking and sharing it with friends.
Funny and heart wrenching at times, Niesen writes with a clever conversational style that exposes life from all it's sides. Raw and cooked. Includes recipes from Billy Goat's Cantina!
Illustrated by her nephew Jeff Niesen