Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex

The enchilada is more than an everyday Mexican food.  It is a history of Mexico - rolled, folded, and flat - that embodies thousands of years of Mexican life.  The evolving ingredients in enchiladas from pre-Columbian to modern times reveal the internal and external forces that have shaped Mexico's cuisine and culture.

Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex is a comprehensive exploration of one of Mexico's most historic and popular foods.  Illustrated with sumptuous photography, the collection showcases more than sixty traditional and contemporary recipes for enchiladas, as well as recipes for the salsa, salads, and sides that accompany them.

Experience the history of Mexico through its most delicious ambassador, the enchilada!


Praise for Enchiladas

"A fascinating book with some of the tastiest enchiladas you could ever imagine.  The breadth from the history of the technique from the earliest times in Mexican cuisine to the very useful descriptions of the world of Mexican cheeses makes this book a great addition to the kitchen library of anyone who cooks Mexican food or loves to eat it."

-Mark Miller, chef and author of Coyote Cafe, Tacos, and The Great Chile Book

"Enchiladas is an expertly crafted collection of delicious recipes that will teach you the essentials of Mexican cooking while guiding you on a mouthwatering journey through the regional nuances of one of Mexico's dearest antojos - the enchilada - from Yucat√°n to Baja California and all the way into Texas.  It's a must for anyone who loves Mexican (and Tex-Mex) food!"

- Pati Jinich, chef, author, and host of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table

"Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn have done a miraculous job capturing the love of enchiladas, not just in wonderful recipes but in stunning photographs as well.  It is a marvelous compilation.  The love of enchiladas never grows old - it's a flame that can be forever kindled.  Here's the perect book to make that lovely fire blaze."

- Robert Del Grande, James Beard Award-winning chef and restauranteur

"An impressive and comprehensive work with delicious detail on everything you need to know about enchiladas.  Required reading for Mexican food aficionados."

- Anne Lindsay Greer, author of Cuisine of the American Southwest