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This afternoon we’re welcoming the fantastic cultural food writer Tiffany Harelik to discuss her latest book The Terlingua Chili Cookbook. The new book takes us on a trip through the sparse desert region of Terlingua, now famous for their annual chili cook off and includes stories and recipes! Join us for a talk and signing!
ABOUT TERLINGUA CHILI COOKBOOK
The Terlingua Chili Cookbook features the sparse desert community of Terlingua, known for their infamous annual chili cook-off. Complete with recipes so good they could charm a snake, this non-traditional cookbook takes you on the road trip of a lifetime culminating in the Woodstock of all chili-fests: The Terlingua chili cook-off. Starting in Study Butte and Big Bend Park, you'll travel through River Road, stumble across sacred hot springs, and trace motorcycle rides as you read a modern history of the area that is peppered with pro tips and how to's on chili making at its most rustic. You'll hear from the sons and daughters of the founding fathers of the Terlingua chili cook-off, as well as restaurant owners, chili connoisseurs and home cooks with bragging rights on how to make winning competition chili, chuck wagon chili for camping, and chili for brisk fall nights at home. In addition to the recipes are the stories from the last 50 years of the iconic cook-off. Between you, me, and the fencepost, this is the most entertaining book on Texas chili available on the market today.
ABOUT TIFFANY HARELIK
Tiffany Harelik is an acclaimed writer and event curator. Her publishing portfolio spans creative work including more than a dozen cookbooks filled with quirky characters and their heirloom recipes, along with advice and photography from her world travels. She founded Spellbound Publishers, a boutique publishing company focused on the food/travel genres in 2016 to give other authors a pathway to publishing. Tiffany has been featured in Eater, Thrillist, Examiner, The Austin Chronicle, The Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, The Abilene Reporter News, Austin Woman Magazine and more. She has been a featured speaker at the Texas Women's Conference, Country Living Magazine Expo, Mom Com, the Metropolitan Breakfast Club, West Texas Fair and Rodeo, and various civic clubs throughout Texas and Oregon. She has spoken on radio programs across the country including Chicago, Portland and Austin and been seen on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives as well as Eat Street. She has conducted book signings at Powell's, Book People, Barnes & Nobles, Whole Foods, Central Market and beyond. She has been a celebrity guest judge at several food and wine festivals throughout the country including South by Southwest, The Texas Food Truck Showdown, the Llano Cobbler Contest and Bluegrass Festival and more. Her writing has been featured in the Saturday Evening Post, ATX Man magazine, Culture Map, etc. Alongside her writing, Tiffany pursued a career in event production since 2000 working with iconic brands such as ACL music festival, Lollapalooza music festival, Google Fiber, Torchy's Tacos, Western Heritage Classic Rodeo, West Texas Fair & Rodeo and more. She remains an active partner in Trailer Food Tuesdays, a popular food truck and live music event in Austin that was developed as a smaller offshoot from her Gypsy Picnic food truck and music festival. She is a founding member of the Viva Big Bend music festival, which features 70 bands in 4 days in the Big Bend region of far west Texas. She holds a Masters degree in Health Psychology and professional certificates in various healing arts courses.
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