The New Southwest by Meagan Micozzi
The angle: All your favorite comfort foods, now with a Southwest twist!
Recipes for right now: Mushroom & Leek Migas, Sweet Potato & Bacon Sopes, Sage & Honey Skillet Biscuits, Vegan Puffy Tacos with Cumin-Spiced Hummus, Chicken Tinga Pot Pie, Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Chops with Weeknight Mole
Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who keeps their spice cupboard stocked with dried chilis, home cooks looking for a spicier kind of weeknight dinner
• Who wrote it: Meagan Micozzi
• Who published it: Hippocrene Books
• Other highlights: Meagan Micozzi’s book feels totally accessible and would be a great way for cooks to introduce some southwestern flavors to their kitchen. She plays on a lot of familiar foods — chicken pot pie, meatloaf, pizza, mashed potatoes, muffins — but gives them her own southwestern spin. Classic southwestern dishes like enchiladas and mole get streamlined for the weeknight kitchen. She also has a whole chapter on meals from the grill; I’m counting the days until summer is here.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: The New Southwest by Meagan Micozzi
• Visit the author’s website: Meagan Micozzi
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