I first became aware of Cowgirl Chef (aka Ellise Pierce) when I put the words 'green chile' in a well known search engine one night. One of the first links was to her fabulous blog. When I saw what kind of cuisine she specialized in and I saw the photos of her food, I instantly developed a culinary and blog crush on her. Later when I saw her picture I developed a schoolboy crush on her.
I continued on for months reading her blog and from time to time I'd comment. When I saw she was on Facebook, I friended her, and lo, and behold, she friended me back. I was ecstatic. Here I was now friends, at least in cyber space anyway, with a super cute well known food writer and chef.
When I started putting some of my art on Facebook, she bought two mixed media pieces right away, which made me love her all the more. So when I read that her cookbook was coming out, I knew I had to get a copy as soon as I possibly could. And that's just what I did a few days ago.
The recipes look easy to follow, and the one I made the other night was super easy to follow:
Unlike a lot of cookbooks, this one is not intimidating. There's not a shit ton of ingredients for each recipe and the steps to making these dishes are very easy to follow. But best of all the food is packed with the flavors I love. And you make most all of this food with fresh ingredients.
All in all this cookbook is a winner. I look forward to making more of Ellise's recipes and sharing them with local friends and with you via this blog. I recommend this cookbook highly, and I'd say that even if I didn't have a massive crush on the author.
Go, buy your copy today and support a great gal who makes great food.