Southwest History Books
Corazon Contento - Sonoran Recipes and Stories from the Heart
Corazon Contento - Sonoran Recipes and Stories from the Heart celebrates the Hispanic family and culture, illustrated by the intermingling of food, family stories (recuerdos), sayings (dichos) and home remedies (remedios). The recipes are for excellent, authentic Mexican food from the Southern Arizona region. Available from Amazon.com and Texas Tech University Press.
“Other authors have documented the foods of America’s Southwest, but none have so lovingly drawn the intimate connections between this kind of cooking and the society from which it springs.” - Booklist, American Library Association, 1997
Tales from Wide Ruins, Jean and Bill Cousins, Traders
Tales from Wide Ruins, Jean and Bill Cousins, Traders captures the history of a well-known trading family who worked with both the Zunis and Navajos to develop a market for modern trade. The Cousins family helped forge a basis for commerce and became a part of the West’s living history. Available from Amazon.com and Texas Tech University Press.
“...the lives of the Cousinses is a valuable addition to the literature of Western Americana and an astute insight into the rich and complex Navajo culture.” - Tony Hillerman, 1996.
“...a welcome, firsthand, unvarnished account of an important era in Southwest history. This now-vanished era and the folks who peopled it are not romanticized or villainized - but simply humanized.” - Mark Bahti, 1996 .