Tucson Festival of Books

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.

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....


Sherry Monahan

Sherry Monahan became enchanted with food at a young age. Her paternal grandfather was a cook at a lumber camp and her father and aunts and uncles loved to cook. She studied home economics in middle school and fell in love....

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The Big Book of Hatch Chile
180 Great Recipes Featuring the World's Favorite Chile Pepper
Kelley Cleary Coffeen
University of New Mexico Press
November 2023
ISBN 9780826365439
368 pages
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Signature Dishes of America
Recipes and Culinary Treasures from Historic Hotels and Restaurants
Sherry Monahan
Globe Pequot Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781493072644
248 pages