GRADY SPEARS was the founding chef and co-owner of the Reata
restaurants in Alpine and Fort Worth, Texas, and Beverly Hills,
California. His food is now a hit at the historic Nutt House Hotel
restaurant in Granbury, Texas, and at the Chisholm Club in Fort
The author or coauthor of 13 cookbooks, BRIGIT BINNS has a wealth of knowledge about food, from home-style gourmet and low-fat cooking to complex chef''s dishes. She attended professional cooking school and owned a catering business in Europe, and currently resides in Venice, California.