We do a lot of southwestern cooking, and over the past ten years or so this has been the cookbook we come back to again and again. This book collects recipes from both well-known chefs (such as Mark Miller of Coyote Cafe) and regional home cooks. It has a lot of traditional southwestern (and southern) recipes, and also some more modern treatments that you would find in more innovative restaurants around Dallas, Sante Fe, or Scottsdale. The recipes are generally well written. They range from easy to moderate in difficulty. Some of the pictures of the food are wonderful.