Taco Testimony Meditations on Family, Food and Culture

ISBN-10: 1887896945
ISBN-13: 9781887896948
Edition: 2006
Authors: Denise Chavez
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Description: Acclaimed author/actress Denise Chávez explores the history, lore, and preparation of tacosand other art formsin a warm and exuberant memoir, with recipes. "Tacos are sacred to me," writes Chávez, who's set many a fictional scene in a Southwestern  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 207
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acclaimed author/actress Denise Chávez explores the history, lore, and preparation of tacosand other art formsin a warm and exuberant memoir, with recipes. "Tacos are sacred to me," writes Chávez, who's set many a fictional scene in a Southwestern restaurant or around a dinner table. And here are her special recipes, including her mother's Tacos a la Delfina ("I swear these tacos are really good cold!") and Granma Lupe's Pasta (not macaroni but a savory mincemeat-like taco filling). Here, too, are tips on shopping, cooking, and serving: "Offer up the meal with gratitude and remember: Tacos are one of life's greatest things!" "We live in chile country," she adds. "We are blessed to be here. Food is more than food; it's a culture. And tacos are more than tacos." Chile country is the setting for Chávez's magical, tragicomic fiction. And in A Taco Testimony she also tells wonderful stories that connect literature with culture and food with life along the Mexican-American border. "Time and love are the essence of all Mexican cooking," Chávez saysincluding her spicy, juicy writing, and this feast of a book.

Denise Chavez's books include Face of an Angel (FSG, 1994), which won the American Book Award. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award and lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with her husband.

To the Reader
Aperitivo/Aperitif
The Blue Room and the Nights at the Round Table
Pinata Parties with Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Tacos with the Three Magi
Entremeses/Hors D'Oeuvres
The Never-Ending Gift of Tacos
Delfina, Mas Tacos!
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos
Tacos de Sobritas/Leftover Tacos
Comida de Casa/Homemade Food
Tacos and Burritos: So Close and Yet So Far
What Constitutes a Taco?
An Expert in Taco-ology
Botanas/Appetizers
Comida!
Food of the People
Diego Rivera and a Table Full of Shoes
A Grito and a Song of Longing
Sopa Caldosa/Hot Soup
El Toque/The Touch
Mexican-Not Spanish-Rice
When in Paris
The Nun's Diary
Sopa Seca/Rice or Pasta
Every City's Tacos
Soft Meat Tacos
The Two Grandmothers
A Family of Feet
Ensalada/Salad
Salad Memories
When Tacos Are Tacos
The Word Taco
Tacos Throughout
The Night of the Tacos
La Macha Grande
Plato Fuerte/Main Course
In Praise of Tacos
The Old Rascal
Midnight Rides and a Set of Nasty-Looking False Teeth
Oatmeal
Taco Times: Through Thick and Pretty Thin
Questions Left Unanswered
The Chicken Lady
Manteca Vieja
Tacos after 50
The Memory of Tacos Past
A Taco Testimony
Postre/Dessert
Marshmallow Surprise
Biscochos
Capirotada sin Verguenza
Desenpanse/After-Dinner Digestif
Mejor Unos Tacos
Culture with a Capital C
Missss Rede!
Sobritas/Leftovers
Tacos
Glossary
List of Recipes
Mil Gracias!
Acknowledgments/List of Photographs

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