We love this bright colorful cookbook full of mouth-watering recipes from the American southwest; our own hybrid cuisine called Tex-Mex.
Chef Josef Centeno found inspiration from regional Mexican cuisine and beyond with influences from the American South, Germany, Poland, and Morocco bringing diverse and delicious recipes to this gorgeous book.
Ama brings big and bold Tex-Mex flavor to the table: Tex-Mex is a delicious, irreverent cuisine that combines the deep traditions of Texan and Mexican cooking. Think meaty stews, breakfast tacos, tres leches cake, crunchy salads, slow-cooked meats, and fresh cocktails—home cooks will learn how to make them all.
Full of stunning photos, Ama has over 100 recipes organized into chapters by type of food—including breakfast, vegetables, main courses, desserts, and a super nacho party.
Josef Centeno is the chef-owner of the Centeno Group, which includes the award-winning restaurants Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, and more. He is the co-author of the cookbook Bäco.
Betty Hallock is a journalist, food writer, and former deputy food editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is the co-author of Bäco.
Ren Fuller is a Los Angeles–based food and lifestyle photographer.