The Salsa Cookbook
Secrets of Salsa is a collection of 31 salsa recipes brought from Mexico to the beautiful area of Northern California known as Anderson Valley, a singular farming and ranching locale, isolated enough to have a distinct culture and even its own language! Over the past decades, Mexican immigrants have come to make up an essential and vibrant component of Anderson Valley’s unique, multi-faceted community.
This volume is much more than just a cookbook. Now in its 10th Anniversary Edition, with six recipes never before presented, Secrets of Salsa represents the dreams and aspirations of a group of resolute women, determined to make their way in a new culture while retaining the traditions and beauty of their upbringing. These are recipes brought from “the old country,” passed along lovingly for generations, never written down before their collection for this book. Each is a family heirloom, a sample of Mexican folk history, yet each remains as fresh as a sunrise. And, of course, each will help you create a wonderful salsa, bursting with flavor and originality.
Awards for Secrets of Salsa
West Regional Winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook Award 2002
CA Department of Education—EL Civics Making a Difference in the Community 6/2006
Anderson Valley Film Festival Juror’s Award 2007
CA Human Development Corporation—Community Organization Award 2002