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The El Paso Chile company margarita cookbook
Kerr, W. Park.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow, 1999.
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Added Corporate Author:
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TX951 .K35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Margarita--the drink that's a party in a glass! Whip up an icy batch of America's favorite cocktail, spike the salsa with some tequila, too, and you're well on your way to a really good time, down-by-the-border-style. Now all you need is the perfect margarita, and happily, you've come to the right place. W. Park Kerr from the El Paso Chile Company brings you a hot 'n' cool collection of Margaritas and other tequila-boosted recipes for every taste and every lively occasion. Let the fiesta begin!

As fearless and creative at the bar as he is in the kitchen, W. Park Kerr knows there's more than one way to shake a margarita. In this book he tells the (tall) tale of the original margarita; introduces Margarita 101 for those just getting started; then boldly goes where few other cantinamasters have, offering Passion-Peach Margaritas, Frozen Watermelon Margaritas, and Pineapple Margaritas, to name but a few. If you like your tequila straight, follow his lead and add the zests of a few oranges, lemons, and limes to a bottle of your favorite brand. Let it steep for two days, then sip it icy cold from the freezer. #65533;Excellente!

Author Notes

W. Park Kerr is a ninth-generation Texan and founder of The El Paso Chile Company, a premium Southwest food business. Park produces and appear in a nationally syndicated television food show called Let's Get Cooking. He believes that West Texas is the finest place on earth to cook and eat.

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Booklist Review

Books on specific wines, beers, and cuisines are readily accepted, but, as these three texts resoundingly show, cocktails can also be an imaginative and tasteful way to enhance guests' pleasure. All three use historical information, food recipes, and analyses of drink ingredients (including shopping tips) to transcend the mere cocktail list. With summer coming on, the citrusy, refreshing tone of the El Paso Chile Company installment has immediate appeal. And using Tequila in sorbet, cake glaze, or a savory-tangy sauce doesn't seem forced. Champagne Cocktails goes the extra distance with sidebarred anecdotes, jokes, and quotes relating not just to champagne, but to revelry in general. This book also includes a listing of famous and recommended champagne bars, an appendix of champagne producers, a bibliography, and an index. O'Hara's Connoisseur's Guide to the Bloody Mary relies on the creative use of delicious ingredients, such as nostril-flaming Wasabi and a cornucopian, tomato-free vegetable juice. --Dane Carr

Table of Contents

Aknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 10
Shopping for Tequilap. 14
Margaritasp. 21
Tequila Straightp. 45
Tequila Cocktails, Classic and Nuevop. 49
Salsas, Tapas and Little Mealsp. 77
Desserts with a Kickp. 103
Indexp. 110