Cook the Book: 'The Tex-Mex Cookbook'

20080128-texmexctb.pngThis week's Cook the Book is one we chose with the Super Bowl in mind. You see, chili, nachos, and bean dips are Super Bowl parties, and Robb Walsh's The Tex-Mex Cookbook is chockfull of great ideas for these dishes. We'll be bringing you some of these recipes this week as we lead up to the game.

Along with the recipes, though, what really makes this book is all the great historical information that Walsh packs into it. From the history of chili joints and "chili queens" to the birth of the nacho, The Tex-Mex Cookbook will give you fodder for small talk during time outs and dud commercials.

And, as always, we're giving away five (5) copies of Tex-Mex this week. All you have to do is answer in the comments: What is your favorite Super Bowl snack?

Winners will be chosen at random from among the commenters, and comments will be open until noon ET, Monday, February 4. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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