Gregory McNamee, Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest

Friday, April 13 at 7:00pm
Gregory McNamee, author of Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest (
University of New Mexico, $24.95)

McNamee’s newest book, Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones, was chosen as a 2017 Southwest Book of the Year. Dedicated to exploring the vast historical background of southwestern ingredients and cuisine, the book follows a chronological pattern, starting with the rise of mammals and adding layer upon layer as geography, climate, humans, and hunger collide on the Southwestern frontier. The result is a wonderfully absorbing foodie saga and the fascinating history of a region like no other.

Those with a taste for Southwestern cuisine will find their hunger satiated by this readable, authoritative culinary and cultural history.” —Kirkus Reviews

Nobody knows the Southwest like Gregory McNamee. He has seen it all, explored it all, and partaken of every kind of food the region has to offer. This is a book of many delights— so pour a cup of tiswin and feast upon it.” —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and The Devil’s Highway

"In his chapter 'Drink,' McNamee's recipe for a margarita ends: 'Imbibe. Enjoy. Repeat if desired.' The same applies for his project. Engaging prose and endlessly surprising anecdotes make this collection, while thick with facts, refreshingly readable--a work to enjoy and inspire." –Shelf Awareness

Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444
Books: 
Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826359049
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 30th, 2017