Cooking and Southwest

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Comida Sabrosa: Home-Style Southwestern Cooking

Irene Barraza Sanchez
Gloria Sanchez Yund

This book became an immediate bestseller when it was published in hardcover in October 1982. Available in a paperback edition since 1983, this enduring favorite is now even more useful with a new spiral binding.


Irene Barraza Sanchez grew up in Gallup, New Mexico. Her passion for cooking and baking were enhanced by her mother’s great skill for cooking. After working for the US District Court for twenty-five years, she is retired and now writes and lectures on New Mexico culture and cuisine.

Gloria Sanchez Yund is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now resides in Colorado. Her passion for teaching is reflected in her performance as an educator and an innovative, creative cook. She promotes New Mexico cuisine through her workshops, consulting, and writing, keeping traditional New Mexican cuisine very much alive.


"This complete cookbook on southwestern cookery includes instructions and drawings on how to roast and peel green chiles and how to string a ristra of red chiles. For the less adventurous, the cookbook makes use of ingredients available at the local store and provides step-by-step instructions on how to make tamales, natillas, chile con queso, and dozens of other well-known and not so well-known Mexican delicacies. A glossary is included for newcomers to this cuisine and instructions are provided for microwave adaptations. The book is easy to use and is beautifully illustrated."


The Bloomsbury Review

8 x 9.75 in. 160 pages 16 drawings