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Tiffany Harelik (rhymes with garlic) has been writing cookbooks since 2009. She has explored the world in search of the ultimate heirloom recipes that were just itching to be passed down. From her first project with the Trailer Food Diaries series, to her recent Texas Series, and her upcoming zodiac series, Tiffany’s books cast various characters and their recipes in her trademark anecdotal style from her cookbook road trips. Many local retailers carry the books, but you can also buy them from her here, or shop via amazon.

The Big Country Cookbook is her most recent title. From apricot pie to green chili hominy, The Big Country Cookbook has histories and recipes that span over one hundred years and cover over a dozen counties. In this cookbook, culinary-travel author Tiffany Harelik takes you on a journey through sixteen counties in the Big Country and shares recipes and interviews from iconic restaurants such as Perini's, Owl Drugstore, and the Beehive; local football legends including Hugh Sandifer; and historic families like the Kirkhams and Bonners. Learn how to make cinnamon waffles, poppy seed sausage rolls, an acorn squash mash, quail, enchiladas, and more in this entertaining, one-of-a-kind, travel-oriented cookbook.

The Terlingua Chili Cookbook. Complete with stories and 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. 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 in the far west Texas desert.

The Big Bend Cookbook features histories and recipes from Alpine to Valentine. Area ranchers and restaurants shared family secrets and beautiful photos in this sentimental cookbook showcasing the Trans Pecos region.

With 8 titles in the series, The Trailer Food Diaries will take you on a journey to explore unforgettable stories food truck owners from every walk of life while also teaching you how to cook some outlandish gourmet items on their menus. Currently covering the cities of Austin, Portland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Columbus, follow the food truck cookbook empire on twitter at @trailerfood.

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"Recipes from 100 years and 16 West Texas Counties"

From apricot pie to green chili hominy, The Big Country Cookbook has histories and recipes that span over one hundred years and cover over a dozen counties.

Driving into the Big Country, clusters of cactus pads line the road. Mistletoe hangs from the branches of mesquite trees whose leaves provide little shade. There are farmers raising cattle for beef, ranchers maintaining the whitetail deer population for hunters, and fishermen pulling bass and catfish out of the area lakes. Like many parts of Texas, agriculture, good food, and football are community builders.

In this cookbook, culinary-travel author Tiffany Harelik takes you on a journey through sixteen counties in the Big Country and shares recipes and interviews from iconic restaurants such as Perini's, Owl Drugstore, and the Beehive; local football legends including Hugh Sandifer; and historic families like the Kirkhams and Bonners. Learn how to make cinnamon waffles, poppy seed sausage rolls, an acorn squash mash, quail, enchiladas, and more in this entertaining, one-of-a-kind, travel-oriented cookbook.

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"The TCC is Hot!"

"This book was written with someone like me in mind - who loves to cook but who also loves a great back-story for the recipes. I love the added detail and that's part of what draws me to Tiffany's work. It's wonderful!"

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"I loved this book!" »

"I loved this book. It was so interesting telling the history of the food trucks and also shared some of their best recipes!"

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"I keep coming back to it!" »

"Great layout, pics, recipes - easy to use - I keep coming back to it!" -Amazon Reviewer

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"This recipe collection is a real find." »

"Great cookbook! There are a lot of regional recipes that sound yummy - especially one for a dessert called "Fruit Cocktail Cake" that has been missing from my family for years. Great to be able to have this desert again. Combine that fact with the photographs and stories and that makes this recipe collection a real find." -Amazon reviewer

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"Gave this as a gift to my Christmas list." »

" Everyone loved it. Easy and fun to use." -Amazon reviewer

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"Portland is the Food Cart Mecca of the World." »

"The city has an astonishing number, some seven hundred licensed street food vendors and in this medium-sized trade paperback Harelik tests the foods of, and interviews thirty-one cart owners." -George Erdosh, Portland Book Review

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"Foodies love this gift!" »

"I gave this book as gift and got a rave review from my niece who is a "foodie". -Amazon reviewer

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"Great food ideas." »

"My family really enjoyed the stories and recipes from this iconic Portland cookbook."

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"Another great one!" »

"Volume 2 has even more recipes. I loved re-creating the recipes from some of my favorite food trucks at home." -Amazon reviewer