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Feast of Santa Fe: Cooking of the American Southwest
by Huntley Dent
Dent explores the traditions of Native American cooking and shows how they were modified by Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American influences and by the bounty of the land. More than 150 recipes have been adapted to suit the modern coo k, making it easy to create an authentic feast from appetizer to dessert. 2-color illustrations.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 23rd 1993 by Simon & Schuster
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One of my favourite cookbooks, only partially because I love the food of the region. Dent was a reporter from Mississippi who ended up in Colorado where he must have became fascinated by the cooking that centers around Santa Fe. Rather than simply offering recipes from one point of view, say "authentic" or "convenient" for example, he gives as comprehensive a view of a particular dish as he can, offering detailed instructions on the principles, what he could find of its historical versions as we ...more