Synopses & Reviews
Cafe Pasqual's, a small, bustling, and perpetually jammed restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe, draws on a wide range of Southwestern and Mexican culinary traditions to create an original menu based on fresh, authentic ingredients and emphatic flavors. This first collection of over 60 recipes from Cafe Pasqual's includes an enticing variety of easy-to-prepare dishes for every meal of the day, from simple breakfast quesadillas to all-out dinners. Illustrated with hand-tinted photographs and bright, kitschy Mexican calendar art, complete with a glossary of ingredients and a mail-order source guide, Cafe Pasqual's Cookbook celebrates the spirited flavors and irrepressible appeal of what is fast becoming the nation's most popular regional cuisine.
"When Katharine Kagel told me she was writing Cafe Pasqual's Cookbook, I said 'Hooray! And high time!' No cook I know has a keener palate or more creative approach to food, which is why Cafe Pasqual's not only remains my favorite Santa Fe restaurant, but also makes me U.S.A. Top 10 year after year. Katharine Kagel's recipes are inspired, a lively cross-cultural mix of Old Mexico and New, Old World and New, and even East and West. I'm thrilled to see so many of my Cafe Pasqual's favorites here, laced with local lore and served with hearty helpings of kitchen wisdom. This is one cookbook I intend to cook my way straight through." Jean Anderson, co-author, The New Doubleday Cookbook
"My first stop as soon as I get to Santa Fe is to Katharine Kagel's Cafe Pasqual's! It is a must and fabulous." Mary Emmerling, author, At Home in the Country
This first collection of recipes from Santa Fe's Cafe Pasqual includes over 60 recipes--an enticing variety of easy-to-prepare dishes, from simple breakfast quesadillas to all-out dinners. Illustrated with hand-tinted photos and bright Mexican calendar art. Mail-order source guide.
About the Author
Katharine Kagel is originally from a Northern California family that enjoyed preparing bountiful weekly feasts and is the founder, chef, and guiding spiri of Cafe Pasqual's. She moved to Santa Fe in 1978, opening her restaurant the following year. She also
Barbara Simpson is a fine-art photographer and a film location manager whose work takes her on extensive trips throughout New Mexico.