Red Chile Bible: Southwest Classic & Gourmet Recipes
The long-awaited companion to The Green Chile Bible, this vibrant collection of rich red chile recipes celebrates the blending of historic Spanish, ... Show synopsis The long-awaited companion to The Green Chile Bible, this vibrant collection of rich red chile recipes celebrates the blending of historic Spanish, Indian, and western frontier traditions in southwestern cookery, and explores some of the best European and Asian contributions to the latest Southwest "fusion" style. The Red Chile Bible caters to the desires of every chile cook -- from the passion for finding new ways to cook with chile to the ambition to achieve the ultimate classic salsa. It covers the gamut of southwest styles from the traditional to contemporary, from down-home rustic to unashamedly elegant, from comfortably mellow to fiery hot. Reflecting the modern cook's commitment to natural flavors and healthy foods, The Red Chile Bible emphasizes fresh ingredients and dishes "made from scratch" -- but the authors have also suggested shortcuts and substitute ingredients to save preparation time, without sacrificing quality of flavor. Providing important practical help for the novice chile cook, the authors give information on the major southwestern and Mexican red chiles, along with tips on buying, storing, and handling fresh, dried, crushed, and powdered chiles. A glossary and a list of sources are included.