Contemporary Southwest: The Cafe Terra Cotta Cookbook

Contemporary Southwest: The Cafe Terra Cotta Cookbook comes to you from the chef and owner of the former Cafe Terra Cotta in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the beautiful Catalina Foothills, this restaurant was a favorite in Tucson for over 20 years. Here are 85 recipes that put Cafe Terra Cotta on best restaurant lists. Scallops in Adobo, Grilled Shrimp with Achiote, Baked Stuffed Poblano Chiles. and Saguaro Pate. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 165 pages 

Copyright: 1995 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: Donna Nordin 

ISBN: 9781580081801

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Description: Donna Nordin's cooking is so flavorful, it's unforgettable. "If I can't remember the flavors from a restaurant 24 hours after the meal," she says, "there is little chance that restaurant will see me again." That's never been a problem at Nordin's Cafe Terra Cotta in Arizona, where diners come back again and again for her flavorful, innovative contemporary southwestern cooking. 

Trained in classical French cuisine and long fascinated by the foods of Mexico and the Southwest, Nordin opened the first Cafe Terra Cotta in Tucson in 1986. Her passion for flavor has always been the restaurant's guiding principle. But "flavorful" does not necessarily mean fiery hot. A subtle Garlic Custard and smooth Avocado Vichyssoise are as much a part of her style as the chile punch of Fried Jalapeno Ravioli. Fresh and dried fruits often play a major role, as in Lamb Chops with Dried Cherry-Chipotle Sauce and the mango salsa on a salad of cheese-stuffed quail. The intensity carries over to desserts like her tequila- laced chocolate Arizona Princess Cake. 

Now, in her first cookbook, Donna Nordin brings together 85 easy-to-follow recipes for the food that has earned her national acclaim and has repeatedly landed Cafe Terra Cotta on lists of America's best restaurants. Share them with your family and friends and you'll understand why she is one of the country's foremost cooking teachers as well as one of its most respected restaurateurs. 


Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket has some a streak of rubbed cover color. 

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