El Charro Cafe

By Carlotta Flores,

Book cover of El Charro Cafe: The Tastes and Traditions of Tucson

Book description

Recipes and lore from El Charro Café, a Tucson landmark famous for its vibrant, fresh Mexican food.

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I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Flores family for hiring me on as a busier/bartender shortly after I moved to Tucson from Ohio in 1993. Carne Seca, albondigas and topopo were all new words to me that have since become embedded in my daily experience.

Carlotta Flores published a cookbook of recipes from the restaurant in 1998 and I reference it often in my own cookbook, Taste of Tucson. It’s a must-have book for anyone interested in learning more about Sonoran style Mexican food.

From Jackie's list on southwestern regional home cooking.

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