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The Border Cookbook: Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico

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Authentic home cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.
ebook, 512 pages
Published September 28th 1995 by Harvard Common Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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John
Mar 08, 2008 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite cookbooks, and the one that turned me on to Southwestern cuisines. I've had my copy since 1997 and everything that I've cooked out of it has been great. The instructions are simple and there is very little jargon. The indicia has additional information and variations on the recipes. It's also just fun to read; the author provides anecdotes and some history of the foods. My only complaint is that the recipes sometimes start near the bottom of the page and continue onto ...more
Karla
Nov 16, 2014 Karla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I mentioned in another review that I appreciate cookbooks without pictures sometimes. I like simple drawings that show the dish or its ingredients, and allow your imagination to kick in. This is a great cookbook! It covers foods from all over the region. Most of the recipes are suitable for weeknight meals or easy entertaining. I've made several and they are delicious. My go-to recipes for Frijoles a la Charra and New Mexico Carne Adobada are here. The Mexican Chocolate Cake and Mexican Vanilla ...more
Lindsay Merrill
I read through the whole book (yes, I read cookbooks for fun). I feel like I'm a pretty good judge of cookbooks by just reading through them, but I'll definitely update my rating and review after I cook a few of the recipes.

This book was informative, fun to read, and the recipes look delicious! I'm excited to try some out. My favorite part of this cookbook was learning about all the regional variation on each "type" of recipe.
Christina
Apr 07, 2008 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I great book with wonderful insight into the regional cooking. Every recipe has a feel of authenticity. I love that the authors give info on variations by regions. Recipe layout is very user friendly.
kathryn
Jul 07, 2008 kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Authentic and simple recipes for those of us who love the spicy food of the southwest.
Sandy Beeson
Dec 27, 2012 Sandy Beeson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love looking at this book. It's as much of a history book as it is a cookbook. The recipies are amazing too!
Cheryl Schibley
Jun 07, 2009 Cheryl Schibley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fun cookbook to read - haven't made anything yet.
kaity
Jan 12, 2010 kaity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love that this book gives multiple regional variations of some recipes. I'll be returning to this one regularly.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this cookbook and would like to spend more time cooking out of it--the couple who author it are some of my favorites for regional American cooking, and the recipes are reliable
Chanelle
Feb 22, 2009 Chanelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cookbook has the best enchilada sauce ever! It is so good I have a hard time not eating it by the spoonful. Oh yeah ~ And the recipe for those super yummy, super thin Tucsonan tortillas.
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