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Nuevo Tex-Mex

nuevo_lg1by David Garrido and Robb Walsh
May 1998

Nuevo Tex-Mex brings our appreciation for authentic Mexican dishes and Southwestern cuisine back home to its Tex-Mex roots. It is spicy, eat-it-with-your-fingers food that combines modern ingredients with traditional, forthright flavors.

Tex-Mex is one of America’s oldest regional cooking styles. The restaurants that started serving it at the turn of the last century, like The Original Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio and the Old Borunda Cafe in Marfa, are gone now. Nuevo Tex-Mex proves that their spirit lives on.

“Food historians ten or twenty years hence might well call it a benchmark, a book that shows, through 98 engaging recipes and a lively enlightened text, where a major element of Texas cooking has been and where it might well be headed.”
-Patricia Sharpe, Texas Monthly