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Born in Austin, raised in Buffalo Gap, Tiffany Harelik (rhymes with garlic) is a culinary-travel author with over a dozen cookbooks in her boutique collection. Texas to the bone, she has spoken about food culture all over the globe including engagements in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. She has conducted book signings at world-famous bookstores including Powell's in Portland, Oregon, Book People in Austin, Texas, and The Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio. Spellbound, her indie publishing company, was launched in 2016 to offer other culinary-travel authors the opportunity to publish their work.

Before she began a career in publishing, Tiffany earned a Masters Degree in Health Psychology & spent 16+ years in festival production with managing aspects of events for Google Fiber, ACL music fest, Lollapalooza, Torchy's tacos, Viva Big Bend, Green Fern Events and more. She is an avid equestrian, yogi and lover of sailing and astrology. She advocates for dog rescue and conservation of wild places. Follow her search for recipes with a history with every book in her boutique collection.

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Hi! I'm Tiffany - I love recipes with a story behind them and outdoor adventures that end in starry nights. Take a look around the blog, check out my portfolio in the shop, connect with me on social & come back anytime to see what's cookin'.

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"Tiffany Harelik did a fabulous job of capturing the true essence of Big Bend's cohesive diversity. We have an array of wildlife, people, and flavors in this desert mountain region, but everything blends perfectly together. From the starry nights and Chisos Mountains to the traditional chicken fried steak and tortilla soup, this narrative-style cookbook will not disappoint. The stories pack a punch too!" -reporter, NYC



"When I first started flipping through the pages, I started to see that this was no ordinary cookbook series. Yes, it has gorgeous full color photography, and yes it was full to the brim with detailed recipes. But this was also a story--a journey through Austin's trailer food scene, full of anecdotes from the trailer owners and chefs. Love that it expanded to other cities!" -food writer, Ohio