Saturday, May 2, 2009

Real Food

It's time for Sunday Favorites again thanks to Chari at Happy to Design.

I think this is the greatest idea because we can all share some of our favorite posts from days past.

I do not profess to be an expert at authentic Mexican food preparation, but I know people who are, and they recommend this tiny, small town cookbook, South Texas Mexican Cookbook.

Created by a home economics teacher , Lucy Garza from Falfurrias, Texas, it is often used as the go to wedding gift for new brides. A dear friend of mine gave one to our oldest daughter when she got married.

Regardless of whether or not you aspire to create authentic Mexican fare or not, this little cookbook shares all the secrets of a home cook ,as opposed to what you might find on a Tex-Mex menu somewhere.

To add to the fun is colored Fiesta of course. After all, the name means party.
It is a great backdrop for this type of food, unless of course you own Talavera from Dolores Hidalgo or Puebla.

That topic will require a completely new post, it is so amazing...


Debra from Bungalow said...

Hello, I love mexican food but never attempted to try to cook anything authentic.
Your blog is so pretty and I enjoyed reading some of your previous posts.....come visit me, I'm having a giveaway.

Susie Q said...

Oh where can I get that cookbook????

KBeau said...

I have an old cookbook called the Deaf Smith County Cookbook that has some really good Mexican recipes in it. Definitely not Tex-Mex.

imjacobsmom said...

I'll have to check out Amazon to see if they have that cookbook - it looks like a good one. ~ Robyn

Lori E said...

One of our favorite foods. We love all kinds of peppers, cilantro, nice smokey paprika that sort of thing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laura...

My friend, I'm just so glad that you decided to join in with the "Sunday Favorites" fun again this week!!!

I love this post! You know, since I lived in South Texas for over 30 yrs...and not far from Falfurrias, you'd think I would have heard of this TexMex Cookbook...but I haven't! I bet it does have some fabulous my opinion, no one can cook Mexican food like they do in South Texas! hehe!!! I'm living in Colorado now and it's so difficult finding good Mexican food! Girl, you can't even get fresh tortillas anywhere around that should tell you something! Hehe!

I love the bright colors of Fiestaware! And you left a little "teaser" at the end of your post...something about Talavera??? Do you have a set? They are gorgeous!!!

Well my friend...great post and thank you for sharing it once again with all of was new to me!

Have a super Sunday!
Warmest wishes,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Girl I have not had good Tex-Mex food since I was in TX like 20 years ago...I am going to TX in July and my grandson said he will take me then...YOUM!! Can't wait...THANKS for making me hungry first thing in the morning ha ha!! May you have a great Sunday...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Fragrant Liar said...

I love Mes'can food! And those colorful plates, well it's just not a fiesta without a lot of color.

The Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by and I will go and put that book on my list...I love Mexican food and cookbooks.

The Raggedy Girl

Keetha Broyles said...

We have Fiesta Ware, use it ALL THE TIME, and LOVE it!!!

Joy said...

I love Fiesta Ware. One of my favorites.
I haven't seen that cookbook either. The only Texas cookbook I have is from the Junior League.
I'll look for it when I'm out and about.



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