Junior League of Albuquerque Simply Simpatico
Junior League of Albuquerque Simply Simpatico cookbook focuses on a culmination of cooking styles and influences that reflect New Mexico. Native dishes are presented in their most authentic form along with variations on traditional recipes. You will be enchanted by the Peanut-Chicken Salad, Celebration Crepes, Smoked Salmon Tart and Tortoni Squares recipes inside the cookbook. This is a Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards Hall of Fame winner.
Format: Softcover spiral bound, 351 pages
Copyright: 1988, Fifth Printing
Publisher: The Junior League of Albuquerque, Inc.
Author: Members of The Junior League of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: The Junior League of Albuquerque cookbook Simply Simpatico is dedicated to New Mexico's heritage and to the congenial style of living that has emerged from its unique cultural matrix. It spotlights the aspects of "enchantment" that continue to enthrall natives and newcomers alike. And, of course, it focuses on the cornucopia of foods which so vividly reflect the lifestyles and culinary habits of modern-day New Mexicans -- foods that have roots in New Mexico's past but which still are a contemporary expression of today's gracious, casual, simpatico living.
Recipes in Simply Simpatico were gathered over a two-year period from members and friends of the Junior League of Albuquerque and also from outstanding hostesses and chefs from all parts of the state who generously shared with us treasured family recipes and the best of their personal collections. An important feature of our book is the introductory chapter which we call "Comida Simpatica." Here our focus is on tradition and on the native vegetables and spices which, through the centuries, have formed the basis of New Mexican cooking.
And it is a distinctive aspect of Simply Simpatico that while time-honored native dishes are presented in pure and authentic form, there also are scores of elegant dishes which reflect innovative and intriguing variations on traditional themes and put to use most effectively our robust native ingredients. We have stressed authentic tastes -- be they traditional or entirely updated -- throughout our book in the hope of fostering the increasingly widespread appeal of New Mexican foods and Southwestern cuisine.
The Junior League of Albuquerque hopes that each page of Simply Simpatico will be an invitation to pause and to experience the varied delights of true "New Mexican enchantment."
Condition: Good condition.