A Cultural Convergence Cookbook | Foods of the Indigenous Southwest, Mexico & Spain (eBook)

Editor - Ana Pacheco

490 Recipes for $7.99!

Diverse cultural influences define the history of New Mexico and the singular facet of life that has brought people together is our food. The regional cuisine of the indigenous Southwest, Mexico and Spain has culminated into a food explosion that has spread throughout the country. Today, it’s not uncommon to find green chile roasting as far away as Brooklyn. It used to be that you had to get a relative to mail out ingredients to cook the foods from your childhood. Not anymore. All you need to do is type “New Mexico Food” in your browser and an array of businesses pop up ready to send you everything from chile to the locally sourced herbs and spices that make New Mexico dishes so unique. 

Through my books, blogs, videos, tours and podcasts I continue to share New Mexico history. Now I’ve repurposed A Cultural Convergence Cookbook into a convenient electronic format. Formally entitled Las Comidas de los Abuelos (The Foods of Our Grandparents), this historic guide features 490 recipes from food contributors from around the state. I’ve also included a guide to companies that will ship ingredients right to your door. Our New Mexico cuisine highlights the food that has nourished generations of people with recipes brought from Spain, Mexico and those created by the indigenous people that settled this region more than a thousand years ago. Even if you don’t live in New Mexico, A Cultural Convergence Cookbook will help you understand why our state is referred to as “The Land of Enchantment.”

  • New Mexican Recipes
  • Native American Recipes
  • Spanish Recipes
  • Mexican Recipes
  • Red & Green Chile Recipes


Looking for a cookbook that celebrates the rich history and culture of New Mexico? Look no further than A Cultural Convergence Cookbook, which features traditional recipes passed down from our predecessors as well as modern-day creations. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, this cookbook is the perfect way to explore the diverse flavors of the Land of Enchantment.

You’ll learn about the use of herbs and spices that make New Mexico flavors so unique, and discover how to make a variety of traditional dishes such as enchiladas, tamales, sopapillas, and more.

If you’re a collector of old cookbooks or vintage recipe books, A Cultural Convergence Cookbook is a must-have addition to your collection. This classic cookbook celebrates the indigenous recipes of New Mexico and is a valuable resource for anyone interested in regional cookbooks or Native American cookbooks.

And with Christmas 2023 coming around the corner, why not add A Cultural Convergence Cookbook to your list of Christmas cookbooks? You’ll find plenty of holiday-inspired recipes, including the best pinto beans you’ve ever tasted.

Looking to expand your culinary skills even further? Check out the canning cookbook and dehydrating cookbooks sections for tips on preserving your favorite recipes. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with organ meat recipes – a traditional staple in many New Mexican households.

In short, A Cultural Convergence Cookbook is the ultimate New Mexico cookbook, and one of the most valuable vintage cookbooks on the market. Don’t miss your chance to experience the flavors and history of this incredible region through its food.

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Recipes include:

  • Red Chile
  • Green Chile
  • Albondigas
  • Atole
  • Beef Tongue
  • Lengua
  • Bizcochitos
  • Bunuelos
  • Burrinates
  • Cabrito
  • Calabacitas
  • Carne Adovada
  • Carne Seca
  • Chaquegue
  • Chicharrones
  • Chiles Rellenos
  • Chile Verde
  • Capriotada
  • Costillas
  • Chicos
  • Empanadas
  • Flan
  • Guacamole
  • Matanza
  • Haba Soup
  • Menudo
  • Tripe
  • Blue Corn Tortillas
  • Sopaipillas
  • Sweet Breads
  • Tamales
  • Torta De Huevo
  • Uetano
  • Verdolagas
  • Posole
  • Torrejas
  • Frijoles
  • Pinto Beans
  • Panocha
  • Paella
  • Quelites
  • Queso Blanco
  • Verdolagas
  • Pipian
  • Pasteles
  • Torta De Huevo
  • Lenten Foods
  • Natillas
  • Chile Caribe
  • Chile Verde
  • Tacos
  • Red Chile Pork Tamales
  • Chokecherry Jelly
  • Chile Con Queso
  • Taquitos
  • Enchiladas
  • Arroz Con Leche
  • Sweet Rice
  • Chiles Rellenos
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Bean Dip
  • Costillas
  • Lamb Ribs
  • Four Tortillas
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Fried Bread
  • Cafe Con Leche
  • Empanaditas
  • Santa Fe Recipes
  • Northern New Mexico Recipes
  • Sesos
  • Fried Brains
  • Queso

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