Our Favorite Recipes
Tried and true dishes from the pages of Albuquerque The Magazine
Celebrating the Fourth Anniversary of
Albuquerque The Magazine
Listed as 5th Most Popular Southwest Cookbook on Amazon.com (8/24/08)
WINNER, 2008 NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
Sunday, December 7, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING AT HISPANIAE, OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE
Lexi Petronis, editor-in-chief of Albuquerque The Magazine, and several local chefs will be signing copies of the new book Our Favorite Recipes published by Rio Grande Books in collaboration with Albuquerque The Magazine at Hispaniae, 410 Romero St NW, Old Town Albuquerque at 1 pm to 3pm.
Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING AT NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
Daniel Baca, chef at La Fonda del Bosque, will be signing copies of the new book Our Favorite Recipes published by Rio Grande Books in collaboration with Albuquerque The Magazine at La Tienda at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, from 10am to 3pm.
120 photographs – 96 pages
from Albuquerque Journal, August 20, 2008
One of the most popular of the New Mexico regional publications is the 'Albuquerque' magazine. Housewives and homemakers particularly appreciated the recipes that were featured within its pages. Now Lexi Petronis (the magazine's editor-in-chief) has compiled a 96-page compendium of the best of those recipes and illustrated them with 142 color plates of the finished dishes and the chefs that prepared them. One especially nice feature is that each showcased recipe also features a miniature replica of the particular issue in which it appeared. The recipes themselves range from a Chipotle-Maple Marinated Pork Tenderloin; to a Child-Seared Salmon on Mango Salsa; to a Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast Over Arugula with Roasted Red Peppers, Capers and Fresh Mozzarella; to a Betty Rancho Burger on French Bread. This impressive collection of gourmet quality, kitchen cook friendly, palate pleasing and appetite satisfying dishes would make an elegant and popular edition to any personal, professional, and community library cookbook collection! -- MidWest Book Reviews
Our Favorite Recipes is a beautiful book – it includes full-page photos of each recipe as well as a photo and short bio for each cook who contributed a recipe. The layout is very nice – the cover includes a folded front piece which can be used to mark the pages, making it user friendly.
As a former New Mexico resident and someone who loves to cook, I was a bit disappointed in the book’s offerings. I am always keen to find new recipes, and particularly those which feature what I consider “traditional” New Mexican cuisine.
Our Favorite Recipes contains a rather surprising collection of dishes – from “Veggie Sushi” to “Lemon Pie”. But if you are seeking recipes with the state’s famous chiles, or even nouveau Southwestern cuisine, this book does not deliver. I have to wonder what “Ragin’ Gator Etoufee”, “Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken” or “Chicken and Shrimp Curry” are doing in a cookbook which is associated with New Mexico. That said, there are a few recipes which seem to better represent the state, such as “Tortilla Soup Monte Vista Style” and “Chile Braised Lamb Shanks”. I know the first one I’ll be trying is the “Betty Rancho Burger” – a hamburger on French bread placed on a bed of beans, potatoes, cheese and green chile sauce (almost like a Navajo taco). Yum! -- www.readingnewmexico.com
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Every recipe has a story behind it, and every Albuquerquean has a recipe to share. That’s why, in each issue, Albuquerque The Magazine features the recipes that locals hold most near and dear to their hearts. Chefs and city government officers, instructors and authors, philanthropists and performers—and many more—dig through their cookbooks for the recipes to delectable dishes that mean the most to them.
Our Favorite Recipes is a collection of all of the amazing recipes featured in Albuquerque The Magazine since its first issue hit newsstands in April 2004. Find out the secret ingredients in a local pizza joint’s trademark sauce, how to make your own version of a New Mexican restaurant’s legendary burger from a family recipe passed from generation to generation, and what gourmet chocolate turns a good cake into a truly great one. From desserts to entrées and appetizers to aperitifs, these recipes are straight from Albuquerqueans’ kitchens.
In Albuquerque, food is more than just food. In Albuquerque, food is life.
featuring recipes from ...
Tony Netherly, Monte Vista Fire Station
Ann Beyke, Animal Humane Association of New Mexico
Doug Turner, D.W. Turner Public Relations
Chris Pope, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Lane McIntyre, Il Vicino
Manny Hart, Jane Butel Cooking School
Anne-Laure Ligier, Le French Corner
Maria Manjoros, Mykonos Café & Taverna
Nick Nellos, Ragin’ Shrimp
Hans Sebelin, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Thelma Domenici, Thelma Domenici & Associates
Jim White, Casa Vieja
Jane Butel, Author
Mike Keller, Keller’s Farm Stores
Anna Herrera-Shawver, Apple Canyon Co.
Jacob Rasmussen and Aimee Tang, Fremont’s Fine Foods
Sally Moore, Author
William Blom, Flying Star Café
Johnny Orr, Relish
Arthur Gonzales, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Bruce and Sharon Perlman, City of Albuquerque & Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School
Peter Lukes, Terra American Bistro
Pat Keene, The Artichoke Café
Claus Hjortkjaer, Le Café Miche
Joyce E. Woodward, CNM Culinary Arts
Brenda Hollingsworth-Pickett and Neem Pickett, La Siringitu Café
Gwyneth Doland, Author
Jason Greene, The Grove Café & Market
Joyce Garton, Author
Daniel Keadle, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Brian Stafford, Sadie’s New Mexico
Greg Davidson, Village Pizza
Victor Limary, Talin Market
Damon Flores, Damon’s Fine Cuisine
Darci Boucher, Savoy Bar & Grill
James Duke, St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Gary Kent, CNM Culinary Arts
Daniel Baca, La Fonda Del Bosque
Jeremy Reynalds, Joy Junction
Karyn West, Unique Cakes by Karyn
Joseph Leo Schuster, Marcello’s Chophouse
Prakash Jagadappa, Annapurna World Vegetarian Café
Randy Shamalian, Author
Erin Young, Junior League of Albuquerque
PAST SIGNING EVENTS
Friday, October 10, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING FOR OUR FAVORITE RECIPES COOKBOOK
Lexi Petronis, editor-in-chief of Albuquerque The Magazine, Mia Maes, Ann Beyke, Thelma Domenici, and several local chefs will be signing copies of the new book Our Favorite Recipes published by Rio Grande Books in collaboration with Albuquerque The Magazine at Treasure House, 2012 S Plaza NW, Old Town Albuquerque at 12noon to 2pm.
Sunday, August 31, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING FOR OUR FAVORITE RECIPES COOKBOOK
There was a book signing for "Our Favorite Recipes" with Lexi Petronis, Willem Blom, Mia Maes, Erin Young, Ann Beyke, Mike Keller, Prakash Jagadappa, Karyn West, and Thelma Domenici at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, from 3pm to 4pm. Check out some of the photos from the event HERE.
Saturday, August 30, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING FOR OUR FAVORITE RECIPES COOKBOOK
There was a book signing for "Our Favorite Recipes" with Lexi Petronis, Mia Maes, Erin Young, Ann Beyke, Mike Keller, and Thelma Domenici at Borders at Cottonwood Corners, 410420 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, from 3pm to 4pm. Check out some of the photos from the event HERE.
Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1, 2008 -- ON SALE AT GRAND OPENING OF FLYING STAR CAFE IN BERNALILLO
Our Favorite Recipes was available all weekend at the Flying Star Cafe grand opening in Bernalillo, New Mexico. There was a book signing for this book on Monday, September 1 from 12noon to 1:30pm with Lexi Petronis, Willem Blom, Mia Maes, Erin Young, and Mike Keller. Check out some of the photos from the event HERE.
Monday, August 25, 2008 -- BOOK SIGNING FOR OUR FAVORITE RECIPES COOKBOOK
There was a book signing for "Our Favorite Recipes" with Lexi Petronis and many of the chefs in the book at the Albuquerque The Magazine Chef Knockout event at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Check out some of the photos from the event HERE.