Fresh takes on tamales from three pioneers of modern Southwestern cuisine Inexpensive and easy to make, tamales those delectable little packages of corn masa dough with a tasty filling and wrapped in a dried corn husk are one of the most versatile, and increasingly popular, dishes of Southwestern and Mexican cooking. This beautiful book brings together the "top tamales" of three acclaimed southwestern chefs, who pack a delicious array of flavors into renditions that range from the classic to the exotic: Ratatouille Tamales with Rosemary-Queso Fresco Pesto, Lamb Tamales with Mint, Black Beans, and Blackened Tomato and Mint Salsa, and even Chocolate Bread Pudding Tamales. With photographs and illustrations, this book offers a wonderful contemporary introduction to what could be called North America's "original" wrap. Mark Miller (Santa Fe, NM) a is a partner in two restaurants, Red Sage in Washington, DC and Wildfire in Sydney, Australia. He owns Coyote Cafe in Las Vegas. Stephan Pyles (Dallas, TX) is the first Texan inducted into Who's Who of Food and Wine in America.
His restaurant, Star Canyon, has been on the list of "best new restaurants" in Esquire, Bon Appetit, and Town & Country. John Sedlar (Santa Monica, CA) was declared by Gourmet as "the father of modern Southwest cuisine." He has made frequent television appearances on such programs as the Today show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, CBS This Morning, CNN, and the Food Network.
Mark Miller, Stephan Pyles, and John Sedlar are internationally acclaimed chefs and authorities on Southwestern cooking. Among them, the authors have owned several popular restaurants. Mark Miller owns Coyote Cafe in Santa Fe, and his most recent restaurant, Wildfire, opened to rave reviews in Sydney, Australia. Stephan Pyles is the founder of 12 restaurants over the past two decades including Routh Street Cafe, baby Routh and Star Canyon in Dallas. He is the host of the nationally syndicated, Emmy-Award winning PBS series New Tastes from Texas. John Sedlar's Los Angeles-area restaurants have included St. Estephe, Bikini, and Abiquiu. Sedlar is a founder of the Tamale Museum in Southern California.