The Pink Adobe Cookbook Author:Rosalea Murphy This delightful collection aptly demonstrates that restaurant cookery can also be a highly personal cuisine. Murphy, who opened the Pink Adobe restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., 45 years ago, blends Creole, Hispanic and standard American fare with a dollop of whimsy. Mexican-style offerings include chile rellenos, black-bean soup, turkey mole poblano... more » and sopapillas. Mexican-American cookery yields avocado halves stuffed with chicken in chili sauce, potato salad with green chilis, bread pudding with tequila sauce and a meat loaf sporting mandarin-orange segments, pine nuts and chopped jalapeno pepper. Murphy's New Orleans origins surface in such dishes as Oysters St. Jacques, carnival okra, shrimp remoulade with Creole mustard and Cajun-style stuffed crabs. Personal tastes and a dash of exuberance produce lasagna monte, a chicken-and-cheese dish flavored with green chilis, sour cream and black olives; steak sauced with herbs, jalapenos and chilis; and flaming ice-cream sundae. This is an updated and expanded version of the self-published Cooking with a Silver Spoon, first issued in 1956.« less
I first learned of the "Pink Adobe" from a television segment on PBS entitled "Great Chefs", Ms. Murphy was a featured guest. She made cooking look simple and easy, combining fresh, quality ingredients to create a finished product in what seemed like no time at all. I bought the "Pink Adobe Cookbook" and fell in love with the easy to follow recipes that utilized fresh quality ingredients to perfection. The variety of recipes is good. I once prepared a buffet of everything from appetizers, main courses, stews, and desserts only using Ms. Murphy's book. Great for those who like adventure in cooking and eating!