Arizona's Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes
Arizona's Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes cookbook features recipes from famous historic eateries from Phoenix to Tucson all around the beautiful desert state of Arizona. You'll discover the recipes of famed restaurants like Tucson's El Charro Cafe, Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Lodge, House of Tricks in Tempe, and Willow Creek Restaurant in Prescott.
Format: Hardcover, 204 pages
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
Author: Karin Surina Mulford
Description: The stunning geography and fascinating history of Arizona make it one of our most distinctive states. As Karen Mulford writes in the Foreword of this book, "Arizona's history is written on her landscape, an incredible panorama which stretches across great canyons and painted deserts, mountain peaks and pine forests."
Many of the most historic structures in Arizona are now exceptional restaurants. Among these structures are old stagecoach stops, railroad depots, saloons, and bordellos. And many of these structures have an amazing story to tell. At the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Pancho Villa reportedly rode his horse up the lobby's staircase. Charlie Clark's Steak House began operation as a speakeasy in the 1920s. And John Wayne was just one of the cowboy movie stars who bellied up to the bar at the Rainbow's End Steakhouse and Saloon in Sedona.
But it is not only the distinctive buildings and interesting history that make these restaurants worth visiting -- there is also the fantastic food. The El Charro Cafe hoists fifty pounds of beef onto its roof each day to dry in the sun, a crucial element of its famous Carne Seca. House of Tricks in Tempe combines the flavors of the Mediterranean and the Southwest to create imaginative dishes like their Portabello Mushrooms with Cilantro Pesto. And at the Reata Pass Steakhouse, diners can get a taste of true native Arizona cuisine by trying the "Rattlesnake Bites" appetizer.
Each entry in Arizona's Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes includes at least two recipes from the restaurant's menu, making this book a practical cooking resource as well as a fascinating travel guide and history lesson. From the urban sprawl of Phoenix to the natural splendor of the Grand Canyon, from dusty ranch houses to lavish hotels, Arizona's historic restaurants mirror the wide range of tastes offered throughout the state.
Condition: Good condition.