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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (February 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580089496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580089494
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Informative and full for recipes."
—Newsday
 

From the Publisher

* A connoisseur's guide to understanding and enjoying top-shelf tequila, with 60 recipes for drinks and tequila-infused foods.
* More than 10 million cases of tequila were sold in 2007, with the fastest growth in high-end and premium brands.
* Collects everything that today's well-rounded tequila connoisseur needs to know, from appreciating different types to preparing perfectly paired food and drinks, in one handy reference.

More About the Author

Joanne Weir is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, host and Executive Producer for the PBS TV series "Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence." She is chef/owner of Copita, a tequileria & restaurant in Sausalito, Ca.

In 2012, Joanne was appointed by Hilary Clinton and the State Department to the American Chef Corp. The author of 17 cookbooks, including the newly released Cooking Confidence, Joanne is the Consulting Editor at Large at Fine Cooking Magazine. She recently launched Joanne Weir Wines receiving numerous accolades.

A 4th-generation professional cook, Joanne spent 5 years cooking at Chez Panisse after receiving a Master Chef Diploma with Madeleine Kamman. She travels and teaches extensively around the world as well as in her San Francisco studio kitchen


For more information, visit www.joanneweir.com
Blog: http://joanneweir.blogspot.com
Twitter: @joanneweircook
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/JoanneWeirCooking

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A must have for those who appreciate (adore) tequila!
Stacey Reid
I have a lot of tequila afficionado friends and I thought this beautifully photographed book would be a good intro for me.
L. Read
Joanne really knows her stuff and is able to connect all of the dots between Tequila, cocktails, and food.
Eric R. Rubin

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Lipman on May 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I've never written an Amazon review before, but I have to rave about Joanne's tequila-infused cooking! Last night I was fortunate enough to hear her speak at a book signing-demonstration at the Tyler Florence store here in Mill Valley, Ca.

During the course of her presentation, some assistants were serving samples of food from the recipes in the book. When I tasted Joanne's GUACAMOLE SOUP I was F L O O R E D! It was just sublime. Buy the book if for no other reason than to get that recipe!

All hyperbole aside, Joanne knows her tequila and she knows how to create a tasty but DOABLE recipe that brings out the best in the liquor and the food ingredients. I'm a die-hard fan from now on.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael G. Crupi on June 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wow. I did not know that Tequila was not aged until the soldiers on the front during the Civil War ran out of Whiskey, and the Mexicans brought Tequila in to satisfy their thirst, then took the empty Whiskey barrels back to Mexico, thus giving us Anejo (aged Tequila). I now have a newfound respect for Blanco as well. Not only do you get a history of the spirit, but also the author's insight during a trek to Tequila country (she's quite charming). Moroever, there are some delightful drinks and food recipes, all with Tequila. This book was light and educational at the same time. It's perfect.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Read on June 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I have a lot of tequila afficionado friends and I thought this beautifully photographed book would be a good intro for me. Turns out, it's the perfect combination of interesting information, history, tequila lore, manufacturing info, great recipes, pretty much everything I was curious about. I've tried the cocktail recipes and several of the food recipes and they were all keepers. In particular, the classic Margarita, Mexican Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tequila Coconut Cupcakes have all made it into my permanent rotation as all three were BIG hits at a recent party I had. I really loved this book and even my tequila snob friends for whom I bought copies, said they learned a lot of things about Tequila that they didn't know. A terrific book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jake The Snake on November 5, 2013
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I was excited to get this book to gain further knowledge into tequila while getting recipes. After going through the book I felt it was good but didn't really live up to what I was expecting. I thought it gave a good overview of tequila (background, style, etc) but nothing that I didn't already know upon internet articles.

There some nice cocktail and food recipes but overall I felt many were with unique ingredients that aren't household and/or hard to find in your normal supermarket.

So in the end I think its a good book but not any information you can't find on your own and the recipes may be more complex than expected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen on January 19, 2011
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we got this book to add to our bar
something a little different than a coffee table book
we enjoy it and our friends love flipping through it when they come over
great ideas and photos-the photos were definitely a plus
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric R. Rubin on October 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Joanne really knows her stuff and is able to connect all of the dots between Tequila, cocktails, and food. Of course she's a great chef, but the fact that she has been to visit distilleries and also gets top bartenders to contribute cocktail recipes really speaks to how much she loves Tequila. She has truly become immersed in Tequila culture both in Jalisco and the United States.

Kudos to Joanne for writing a book that I use both in my kitchen and bar!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Pascual on September 22, 2009
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Finally...an interesting and fun book about Tequila. If you've ever wondered how you could creatively use tequila in your cooking or how you could use Tequila in different drinks besides a Margarita, then this book is definitely a must read! Not only does the book give some historical perspective of tequila, but it also provides a gastronomical view with plenty of must try recipes including a drinker's guide and special drink recipes from great tequila bartenders across the country.
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