Friday, June 19, 2009

Foods and Flavors of San Antonio - CLOSED

Do you you love Tex-Mex food? Then you'll love this new cookbook, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, by Gloria Chadwick, published in March by Pelican Publishing.

This cookbook captures the best of San Antonio's unique Tex-Mex foods and flavors. Chadwick begins the book with a tour of San Antonio, highlighting the city's famous attractions, then provides more than 250 recipes with easy-to-follow instructions that both beginning cooks and experienced chefs will enjoy. With recipes such as Chicken Chipotle Enchiladas, Paseo Del Rio Chili, and Alamo City Pot Roast, this cookbook is sure to bring the essence of San Antonio into every kitchen.

Foods and Flavors of San Antonio is a compendium of Tex-Mex inspired recipes, sure to delight the palate of anyone eager for authentic dishes worthy of San Antonio's festivals, fiestas, and day-to-day life. From Serrano Omelet to Turkey Tomorrow Tacos, Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Chipotle Salmon, Apple Enchiladas and much more, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio offers a teasury of unforgettable tastes. A welcome addition to regional or ethnic cuisine cookbook shelves.
-- Midwest Book Review, March 2009

WHO can enter? US residents only.

is the giveaway? A copy of the cookbook, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio.

can I enter? This giveaway is open from today until Thursday, June 25th at 5pm MDT. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 26th.

do I enter? You have 4 chances to win:

1 - comment below and let us know what your favorite Tex-Mex recipe is.

2 - visit the Foods and Flavors of San Antonio blog, become a follower, leave a comment on one of the posts, and comment here that you're now following this blog.

3 - tell someone about this giveaway. You can blog about it on your blog, tweet about it, or post about it on facebook. Make sure you include a link back to this post. After you have done this, come back and leave another comment letting us know what you did. Remember - the more people that come, the better the giveaways will be! (Check out the button below this post to make sharing this giveaway even easier!!)

4 - put the cookbook cover on your blog's sidebar with a link to Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, then come back here and leave a link to your blog.

Make sure that if you are doing multiple entries, that you leave multiple comments. If you leave all the entries as one comment, it will only count as 1 entry!!

This giveaway is sponsored by Gloria Chadwick and Pelican Publishing.
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  1. My favorite Tex Mex recipe is Fiesta Chicken
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 jar (about 10 oz.) salsa
    4 green onions, sliced
    1 can sliced ripe olives, drained
    1 package (16 oz.) yellow rice, cooked
    sour cream
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    chopped cilantro (optional)

    Combine first 3 ingredients; roll chicken in flour mixture. Brown chicken in oil
    in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and next 2 ingredients.
    Heat to boiling, reduce and simmer 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
    Serve chicken mixture over yellow rice and top with sour cream, cheddar cheese,
    and cilantro, if desired. Makes 6 servings

  2. My favorites are homemade guacamole and pico de gallo. They're both amazing!

    Pico: tomato, onion, cilantro, salt and lime juice.

    Guac: avocado, lime juice, salt, cilantro, garlic, onion and sometimes I'll add tomato.

  3. I am now following the Foods and Flavors of San Antonio blog. It is a lovely blog! I can't wait to make a recipe or two from the site.

  4. My favorite Tex Mex dish is very similar to the Fiesta Chicken recipe Owen's Mom listed above, with a few Poblano Peppers added for mild heat.

  5. My favorite Tex-Mex recipes are Enchiladas. Any kind...chicken, beef, bean. Along with some cast-iron skillet corn bread.

  6. I am now a follower of Foods and Flavors of San Antonio.

  7. My 3 and 5 yr old love quesadillas so I make them often with lots of veggies.

  8. I really like all Tex-Mex. Well, I do prefer chicken over pork, and I love fish tacos.

  9. I'm now following Food and Flavors of Tex-Mex blog. Yum!

  10. cafe rio is my favorite tex mex! sooooo good! here's the recipe for the pork:

    cafe rio pork (for burritos or salad)

    3.5 lbs pork roast
    1 bottle taco sauce (8 oz)
    1 T cumin
    1 C brown sugar
    1 can Coke (not diet)

    Cook pork in pot on low for 6 hours (cover roast 1/2 with water. I cooked for a couple of hours on high and switched to low, that made it shred easier; also, when you add the other ingredients, please take out some of the water, leaving only about ½ in. in the bottom of the pot). Add ingred. to pork 3 hours before it is done.

  11. i'm a follower of the foods and flavors!! im actually way excited about that because i just moved here so it is such a great blog for me! :)

  12. Spinach enchiladas are a favorite of mine. Filling is almost like a creamed spinach with fresh corn and diced onions added. Top with a white queso sauce...mmmmmm!

  13. has to be homemade guac! best ever!!

  14. I love any and all Tex-Mex! From queso to tacos to burritos, to nachos. Good thing I love tex-mex since I live in Texas, I am surrounded by it every where I look!

  15. I love Tex-Mex food, especially chicken fajitas and chicken enchiladas, with a side of Mexican rice and guacamole and tortilla chips to start. Delish!

  16. I put a link to this giveaway on my blog.

  17. My family's favorite Tex Mex recipe is chicken enchiladas! They love piling on lettuce, black olives, salsa, and sour cream!

  18. Blogged your giveaway here---

  19. I live in Texas so choosing a favorite Tex Mex recipe is almost impossible. One that I'm particularly proud of is my recipe for Confetti Chicken. I invented it! It's chicken breasts cooked in a cast iron skillet in the oven with black beans, cilantro, corn, and pico de gallo with melted jack on top. MMMMMM!

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  21. I love tex mex taquitos with the salsa!!

  22. I have a food blog that weighs heavy on the Mexican recipes! Always looking for new ideas. So far, my favorites are Chiles Rellenos, and Chilaquiles!

  23. I don't have a recipe for them, but I love those Southwest Egg Rolls. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I love fish tacos. Usually I use mahi mahi and season them with oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice and serve them with chopped onion and cilantro in corn shells.

  25. Guac -- avocado, onion, lime, cilantro. Done. Delicious. :)

  26. So many or shrimp tacos, stuffed jalapeno peppers, any roasted pepper.

  27. I love fish tacos. I don't know of a particular tex mex recipe that I am in love with though. Anything with some kick and flavor.