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What speaks to culture more than food?


What is one of the easiest ways to connect to another culture? To a place? Food!



In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer and Native American–food expert Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 80 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and perfectly in tune with today's healthy eating habits. Frank spent four years visiting reservations in the Southwest, documenting time-honored techniques and recipes. With the help of culinary advisor and Navajo Nation tribesman Walter Whitewater, a chef in Santa Fe, Frank has adapted the traditional recipes to modern palates and kitchens. Inside you'll find such dishes as Stuffed Tempura Chiles with Fiery Bean Sauce, Zuni Sunflower Cakes, and Prickly Pear Ice. With its wealth of information, this book makes it easy to prepare and celebrate authentic Native American cooking.

  • Includes sources for special ingredients and substitutions.

  • Chapters are organized by the staples of Native American cuisine: corn, vine-growing vegetables, wild fruits and greens, legumes, game birds, meats, fish, and breads.


Celebrating their 25th year, the Santa Fe School of Cooking is the expert on regional New Mexico cuisine. Each year through cooking classes, restaurant tours and special events, the school teaches thousands of culinary students how to create unique Southwest flavors using fresh local ingredients. Superb recipes and instruction from celebrity and guest chefs over the years make this a collectable cookbook.

Classic recipes such as tortillas, enchiladas, sauces and salsas are sure to please, while new riffs using classic ingredients—such as Smoked Trout and Roasted Green Chile Quesadillas, Green Chile Mac & Cheese, Berry Pudding and Biscochitos—will delight beginning and experienced cooks alike.

Susan Curtis founded the Santa Fe School of Cooking in 1989. Nicole Curtis Ammerman manages the school. Their previous books include Southwest Flavors and Salsas & Tacos, and the original Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook.



In The Maverick Cookbook, Lynn Cline chronicles the fascinating history of New Mexico cuisine through the stories of 12 iconic figures: from Doña Tules, Fred Harvey and Billy the Kid to Georgia O'Keeffe and Dennis Hopper. These trailblazers include artists and authors, gamblers and outlaws, entrepreneurs, and the ancient Pueblo people, all of whom had a hand in shaping the region's celebrated cuisine. Each story is inspired by history--fictional imaginings of a day, or a moment, in the remarkable lives of these mavericks. Each chapter includes original recipes with authentic ingredients and traditional techniques of the era. And Guy Ambrosino's beautiful photographs capture the timelessness of the foods featured in the book, bringing the recipes to life in rich, vibrant color that will inspire you to make each dish at home.



The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook is an original cookbook by, for, and about the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. This cookbook is a product of the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, founded by Roxanne Swentzell at Santa Clara Pueblo. Its goal is to promote healing and balance by returning to the original foodways of the Pueblo peoples. The precontact, indigenous diet emphasizes chemical-free meat, fowl, fish and a wide variety of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Buffalo Tamales, Blue Corn Cakes, and Rabbit Stew are just a few of the unique and delicious Pueblo recipes. Five thought-provoking essays contribute to the understanding of Pueblo history and culture. Though written in the Tewa Pueblo of Santa Clara, indigenous peoples everywhere and anyone interested in learning about Pueblo culture and food will delight in this book.



What is your favorite cookbook or recipe? How do you connect to another culture through food? What place does food have in your celebrations or in the celebrations of those of other cultures you've experienced?

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