El Charro Cafe: The Tastes and Traditions of Tucson

El Charro Cafe: The Tastes and Traditions of Tucson features recipes from one of Tucson's most popular Mexican restaurants, El Charro. Inside you'll find dishes like their delicious shrimp tacos, as well as their guacamole which we can tell you first hand is simply amazing! 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 136 pages 

Copyright: 1998 

Publisher: Running Press 

Author: Carlotta Flores 

ISBN: 9781555611217

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Description: You've never enjoyed exciting, fresh Mexican food like this! In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, chef Carlotta Flores shares original recipes, her colorful family history and her love for this vibrant and flavorful cuisine -- unique to Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding Sonoran desert. Each prized family recipe from Carlotta's restaurant, El Charro Cafe, is easy to prepare and will guarantee your reputation as a wonderful cook. 

At its heart, this book is about delicious food -- all the classic dishes you expect from a fine Mexican restaurant as well as ones that may be new to you, such as Tacos de Camaron (shrimp tacos), Puerco con Mangos (pork with mango sauce), and Almendrado (almond meringue pudding). 

Enchanting photographs are interspersed throughout the book along with notitas (little notes and tips) and Carlotta's stories and recipes. You'll learn the secrets to making authentic, traditional Sonoran Mexican dishes and also ways to make light, healthy and equally delicious newer ones. 

Appetizing vegetable dishes with unique twists such as Enchiladas de Hongos (mushroom enchiladas), Rajitas de Nopalitas y Cebollitas (sauteed prickly pear with onions and green chile) and Papas Molidas de Navidad (mashed potatoes with green chile and salsa) will open your eyes and delight your taste buds. 

Carlotta teaches you tortilla etiquette along with the recipes for original savory sauces and soups. Easy referencing and a glossary' of Spanish terms and foods guide you around the Mexican menu, making it easy to master these wonderful recipes. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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