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New Release: The Terlingua Chili Cookbook

The Terlingua Chili Cookbook features the sparse desert community of Terlingua, Texas, known for the infamous chili cook-off that takes place their annually. Complete with recipes so good they could charm a snake, this non-traditional cookbook takes you on the road trip of a lifetime culminating in the Woodstock of all chili-fests: The Terlingua chili cook-off. Starting in Study Butte and Big Bend Park, you’ll travel through River Road, stumble across sacred hot springs, and trace motorcycle rides as you read a modern history of the area that is peppered with pro tips and how to’s on chili making at its most rustic. You’ll hear from the sons and daughters of the founding fathers of the Terlingua chili cook-off, as well as restaurant owners, chili connoisseurs and home cooks with bragging rights on how to make winning competition chili, chuck wagon chili for camping, and chili for brisk fall nights at home. In addition to the recipes are the stories from the last 50 years of the iconic cook-off. Grab your signed copy by ordering here.

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Hi, I'm Tiffany! I write cookbooks, Texana and astrology. After writing 12 books, I launched Spellbound Publishers. When I'm not thumbing through cookbooks and star charts, you can find me road tripping, sipping sherpa chai on my yoga mat, sailing in the islands and looking for supernatural starry nights.

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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