A celebration of the food and culture found along the Mexican border. It offers more than 250 recipes that vary from appetisers and beverages to main dishes and desserts, combining a tantalising array of ingredients available on both sides of the border. \easy-to-follow directions will help cooks create either a special dish or an entire fiesta in no time. The book is also filled with fun facts and legends: from the of La Llorona and the Chpacabra to how the margarita was invented, readers will entertained and enlightened about border life. Special sections range in interest from explaining how tequila is made and how to prepare tamales from scratch to a guide to Mexican beer and to make a pinata for a birthday or holiday party.