The Terlingua Chili Cookbook

by Harelik, Tiffany


The Terlingua Chili Cookbook features the last frontier of the Borderlands the sparse desert community of Terlingua, known for their infamous annual chili cook-offs. Complete with recipes so good they could charm a snake, this non-traditional cookbook takes you on the road trip of a lifetime culminating in the Woodstock of all chili-fests: The Terlingua chili cook-offs (yes, plural).

Starting in Study Butte and Big Bend Park, you'll travel River Road, discover sacred hot springs, and trace motorcycle rides as you read a modern history of the area. You'll hear from the sons and daughters of the founding fathers of the Terlingua chili cook-off, as well as restaurant owners, chili connoisseurs and home cooks with bragging rights on how to make winning competition chili, chuck wagon chili for camping, and chili for brisk fall nights at home. The cookbook is peppered with pro tips and how to's on chili making at its most rustic, and in addition to the recipes, The Terlingua Chili Cookbook contains stories from the last 50 years of the iconic cook-off.


Spellbound Publishers, 176 pages

Available in Trade Paper


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