If there are beans and corn on the stove, a stack of blue corn tortillas nearby, and a ristra of dried chilies against the wall—then you must be in a New Mexico kitchen! Be forewarned: the pungent aroma of roasting chilies and simmering salsas will likely send your senses into a frenzy. And when you taste the resulting dishes, you will quickly understand why the popularity of one of our country’s oldest cuisines is rapidly spreading across the country.
Best of the Best from New Mexico will introduce you to a variety of these lively, spicy dishes that bring a new meaning to the word "taste". Fifty-six of the leading cookbooks from the Land of Enchantment have contributed their most popular recipes to create this outstanding collection.
New Mexico’s unique cuisine is captured in such southwest favorites as Blue Corn Meal Pancakes, Jalapa Hamburgers, Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken, Mexican Cream with Strawberries.
For decades, Quail Ridge Press has been collecting and publishing classic recipes from every corner of the country. The goal of this quest is to Preserve America’s Food Heritage. The editors, Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley have sought out the leading cookbooks within a state, and then selected the most popular recipes from these cookbooks to produce the different volumes in Quail Ridge Press’ acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series.
Editors: Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley Plastic Comb: 286 pages Publisher: Quail Ridge Press (October 1999) ISBN:9780937552933