Fischer & Wieser Fredericksburg Flavors

Recipes from the Heart of the Texas Hill Country

$24.95 $17.47

Case Fischer and Mark Wieser,
with John DeMers


Case Fischer and Mark Weiser, inventors of the original raspberry chipotle sauce, share the stories of their culinary creations and business success over their last 25 years of experimenting with Texas flavors. Their collection of recipes highlights the Texas flavors and Texas values thriving in their beloved hometown of Fredericksburg, and will bring a taste of the Hill Country to any table.

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Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, a family business in the Texas Hill Country, has proved what its German founders always believed: If you’re honest and have a quality product, people will keep buying it. Fischer & Wieser is very much a family business. In 1969, Mark Weiser founded a jelly shop in his family’s peach orchard. He taught school when he wasn’t in the orchard, and many of his students helped pick peaches. One of his students, Case D. Fisher, now president and CEO of the company, developed such a love for the business that he went off to college to study food and fiber marketing. He returned home full of ideas and he and Wieser became business partners. Today, the two men have a bond as strong as father and son. They work together daily on all aspects of the busy operation. As their business has grown and their innovative flavors have won fans across the world, they still make their great Texas sauces in their hometown, Fredericksburg.

John DeMers, who divides his time among Houston, Austin and Marfa, is the author of more than forty published books—many about food, wine and travel, plus the West Texas Noir series that includes the Chef Brett mysteries starting with Marfa Shadows and a new work called Terlingua Heat featuring Rio Grande river guide Danny Morales. When not spinning yarns set in his favorite corner of the Lone Star State, John hosts the Delicious Mischief food and wine radio program on News Talk 1070 KNTH in Houston, 570 KLIF in Dallas, and Talk 1370 in Austin. He is a regular contributor to Houston and Prime Living magazines, as well as to Houston ArtsWeek. His other works for Bright Sky Press include the new Lone Star Chefs and the iconic Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue.

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Weight 2.50 lbs


  1. Ah, the Hill Country. A peaceful and idyllic escape from the city right in the center of the state. Home to rolling farmland and small, charming tourist stops. And—in the town of Fredericksburg, at least—some truly excellent condiments. That’s because Fredericksburg is home to Fischer & Wieser, a specialty food store famous for its deliciously inventive sauces, toppings, and marinades. In Fredericksburg Flavors, Fischer and Wieser use the products from their store to put their own spin on Hill Country food and add a new level of flavor to Texas cooking.

    And add they do. Fischer and Wieser’s dishes have no pretentions: many of the recipes in Fredericksburg Flavors are favorites from the town itself, like a chicken salad recipe from the diner at Fredericksburg Airport, or variations on typical Hill Country staples—chicken, beef, quail, and of course Tex-Mex—dressed up with flavors provided as often as not by Fischer & Wieser’s own sauces. For those who can get their hands on Fischer & Wieser products, or who feel adventurous enough to try their own substitutes, the book is classic Texas food with a twist, from pomegranate-and-mango-chipotle ribs to a cilantro-and-pesto tomato dish. With only a few tweaks on everyday cooking, Fredericksburg Flavors provides a creative new approach to Texas, the Hill Country, and food.

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