Giveaway: Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert

We have a winner!

Congratulations, emilyolivemama! Please send your shipping info to “ren AT ediblearia DOT com” and UPS should be ringing your doorbell in a couple of days.

Thank you all for participating, and be sure to check back soon for details on the next giveaway!

ps  I’d love to hear any ideas you might have for the next giveaway.  Thanks, everyone!

Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert, Norteño Cooking of South Texas is one of my favorite everyday cookbooks, but it really is so much more than that.

Melissa Guerra grew up in the fierce beauty of the Wild Horse Desert of Texas (the rugged desert area from the Nueces River south to the Rio Grande), where her family has lived (and cooked) since 1791.  Working to preserve 8 generations of food traditions and techniques, Guerra offers the original versions of Texican standards such as Chile con Carne, Enchiladas and Chiles Rellenos, along with unique dishes such as Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Pineapple Wine and Point Isabel Stuffed Crab and  another 100+ authentic recipes.

Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert

Full of stories, family anecdotes and evocative sepia-tone photography, this book will have you cleaning cactus and grinding cornmeal in no time.  You may even find yourself preparing Lomito de Venado con Jalapeño one day.

So, here’s the deal.  I’m going to giveaway a copy of Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert to one of you, but first you have to go on a little scavenger hunt.  Nothing too involved, just enough to let me know that your interest is sincere.  Cool?

To participate, just go spend a little time looking around at, then come back here and tell me (using the comment section below) something, anything about what you found there.  Dig around a little- there’s more there than appears at 1st glance.

I’ll choose one eligible entry at random, and ship the book to the winner at  any U.S. (only, sorry) address.

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