Tucson Festival of Books

Kelley Cleary Coffeen

Kelley Cleary Coffeen is a professor at New Mexico State University. She is a culinary expert, food consultant and the author of five Mexican cookbooks, including "Fiesta Mexicali;" "300 Best Taco Recipes: From Tantalizing Tacos to Authentic Tortillas, Sauces, Cocktails and Salsas" and "200 Easy Mexican Recipes: Authentic Recipes from Burritos to Enchiladas." "The Big Book of Hatch Chile" is her latest book. She lives in Las Cruces, N.M.


Communities: 2020 Woman of Influence for State of New Mexico for work in the area of diabetes cooking - Tex Mex Diabetes Cookbook (ADA 2018)

Scheduled events:
Workshop: Recipe to Publishing Cookbooks
It helps to really know your subject, and New Mexico resident Kelley Cleary Coffeen has a next-door-neighbor view of her subject, Hatch chile peppers and recipes. Learn how she took her personal insights and recipes from kitchen to bookstore.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Kelley Cleary Coffeen
Food in America: Let's Dig In
Who hasn't passed through Hatch, New Mexico, and wondered about what life is like in the green chile pepper capital of the world? How did America's famous chefs bring to life their signature dishes such as Eggs Benedict and Green Goddess Dressing? Come find out, and bring your appetite with you.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelley Cleary Coffeen, Sherry Monahan
Moderator: Carolyn Niethammer

The Big Book of Hatch Chile
180 Great Recipes Featuring the World's Favorite Chile Pepper
University of New Mexico Press
November 2023
ISBN 9780826365439
368 pages
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